I did it, once again, I moved house. With everyone around me pleading "stay here for two years this time!!" It was the most stressful move I have never done, and after a week of stress and poor mental health running up to it, it felt like a tipping point that really had the potential to tip either way. Thankfully, it's tipped into the realm of something positive. Even after just a few nights there I am feeling so settled, so much more calm, and so at home already. I have moved once a year for the past four years, and part of me is worried I am now so used to that routine I am going to constantly suffer from itchy feet at the 9 month mark at any place I am living!! But this time felt motivated by very different things. I was so ready for a new area, after two years in West London, East feels so much more 'me' now and full of so much more opportunity. Even just the prospect of having a new environment to walk around is so exciting to me, to build new routines around new local areas, new friendships that are close by. I feel like I have moved to an entirely new city, which really is the beauty of London and it's distinct areas.
I wanted to share a lot of photos and words in this post. This is how I want more and more of my posts to be going forward, something to really get your teeth stuck into. It might mean less posts in a week, I am not sure yet, I just know I didn't feel stimulated or satisfied by my recent content on here. Today I am sharing some photos of my old flat, some of the new, some of London in the Autumn. Alongside lots of memories and moments that I will hold onto. I think moving house is a really normal time to feel nostalgia, and I have been reflecting a lot on the growth I did at my old place, but even more so about the exciting prospect of a fresh start, and all the bubbling possibilities that seems to hold.
I am already loving waking up in a space where I walk downstairs and open the shutters in a morning. Make a cup of tea and look out into the garden. Sleep in my new king sized bed with my linen sheets and read my books with a different view in front of me. While I ultimately don't recommend putting yourself through the stress of moving one a year, there is so much to be said to how it can make you feel refreshed and invigorated!
Photos on 120mm by Isaac Marley Morgan
Contact sheet for some of these photos, and some other from LA which I forgot were on this roll of film. That's the beauty and difficulty of film in a nutshell!
Photos taken by me on my Contax G2, with a 90mm and 35mm lens. Developed at Labyrinth, Bethnal Green.