I’m currently living in Haarlem and working in Amsterdam. Life is a weird little bastard but sometimes the curveballs it throws actually turn out to be an experience you appreciate.
My boys are still in London. My house is still in London.
But I’m here.
This is them fruits of Brexit.
But don’t get me wrong, while I have awful dreams about my kids (the kind where they die horribly and I wake up totally distraught), during the daytime I’m loving the life. After almost 15 years of parenting – I don’t have anything else to do during my days other than work, exercise, eat, sight-see & go out testing Dutch beer.
It’s a pretty easy life right now!
My bike commute from Haarlem is 13km and I’m in love with the cycle paths and the sights. Some days I run in the mornings instead so I take the train in – 10 minutes and I’m in the office!
I lived in Munich for a year when I was 20 and right now I feel like this is happening again. An adventure that involves learning a new language, cycling a lot, seeing new places. The only difference is that the consumption of beer is a little bit less this time and I’m not totally broke and eating just tinned peas for dinner.
I would hate me right now if I weren’t me.
Who gets to have an experience that like when they’re 43?
As for where to from here – I’m back in London now and again between now and September. I’m spending all of September in London and from October I’ll be commuting between London and Amsterdam a bit more frequently than now. I’m officially an EasyJet and Eurostar VIP now (just don’t mention the environment to me).
And since this is a fitnessy kind of a blog – I should note that I’m training for the London Triathlon at the end of July and for the New York City marathon in November.