5 Reasons Why I Moved to London
“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
1. I just needed a Change of Environment
I LOVE Dublin. I love it with all my heart! You won’t find someone who loves Dublin more than me. But I just needed to change things up a little bit.
I was living less than a kilometre away from Raw Gym. I would go to the gym, go back to my apartment. Repeat. That was my day. That was literally my day.
Routine is great, but it got to a point where I started to feel a bit uninspired.
The location of my apartment didn’t help either. It was in a hotel in an industrial estate,, looking out onto a motorway. It really just didn’t really seem like home.
I just needed a bit more inspiration. Something new.
2) I wanted to Break Out of my Comfort Zone
I was too comfortable. I needed to get out of my comfort zone and give myself a new challenge, in a new place.
‘If you’ve lived your whole life seeing the world from your front door, you’re missing out. Visiting new and different places is perhaps one of the best ways to really broaden your perspectives’
‘The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone’, Henry & Fishbein
I just felt it was important for me to break out so I could keep improving both myself and my business.
3) I may never get the Opportunity again
Whilst I have an ‘online job’, I felt like I should take the opportunity to experience living somewhere else.
I’m still young and don’t have responsibilities keeping me tied to a certain place,
I actually nearly bought a house in ireland. I got my mortgage approved and everything.
But then I realised.. I’ve never actually lived anywhere else. I’ve travelled a tonne, but never actually moved somewhere else for a few months.
I thought, do I really wanna rush into buying a house – something that’s so permanent? I felt by doing so I would have been missing an opportunity I may never get again.
4) YouTube Fitness Scene and Producing Content
On top of all this, there’s a bigger YouTube and Fitness scene in the UK. There’s only a handful of fitness bloggers in Ireland, all of whom I’ve already collabed with.
So by moving out to London will help increase my connections and make it easier for me to collab with new people.
This, combined with the fact my new apartment literally looks like a recording studio, means you can expect plenty more content in 2020!
5) Rent is NOT that much more expensive
Finally, rent in London is not that much more expensive than Dublin!
London is known for being super expensive. But my place here is SO CENTRAL, so much bigger and so much more open than my apartment in Dublin, and it’s actually not that much more expensive.
When I return as President of Ireland (you have to be 35, so I’ve got a few more years to wait) the housing crisis and rent prices in Dublin is one problem I will look to fix..
“Step out of your comfort zone. Comfort zones, where your unrealized dreams are buried, are the enemies of achievement.”
― Roy T. Bennett
Henry, A. and Fishbein, R. (2019). The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone (and Why You Should). [online] Lifehacker. Available at: https://lifehacker.com/the-science-of-breaking-out-of-your-comfort-zone-and-w-656426705 [Accessed 19 Jan. 2020].
Nietzsche, F. and Volz, J. (1910). The dawn of day. 1st ed. London: T. Fisher Unwin.
- Bennett, R. (2016). The Light in the Heart: Inspirational Thoughts for Living Your Best Life. 1st ed. Roy Bennett.