My Big London Move!

I‘m always going to be a Sydney girl at heart, but I’ve been living in Sydney since I was eight years old and now it’s time for my next adventure! A lot of people are asking what, when, who with, WHY????!! Hahaha so I figured I’ll just write it all down and share with you guys what I’m up to and what I will be up to.

It has always been a dream of mine to move away and live somewhere else! I have a long list of places that I would love to live in! LA, New York, Tokyo, Positano, Bangkok, Singapore and London. I really admire people who just pack up and leave and just go on an adventure of a life time.

For me I didn’t really have a chance to just pack up and leave, or at least I chose to stay because there was always a university degree to finish, or I was a broke student, had to work to pay off my degrees, boyfriends, looking for boyfriends, working and building my reputation in the dental world, buying a house, getting married, people get sick, dog got sick, taking care of your family… and the list goes on.

For the first time ever, I don’t have anything that I need to worry about and I can leave everything behind in a happy state and not feel guilty or bad. I am content and now I’m ready to take some time off and just go with the flow! It has taken me this long to finally feel content with everything that I have. It’s a good place to be.

Scott and I will fly out next week! A few of you thought I would be leaving him behind! Hahahaha, no – in fact he will be working in London so it was a mutual decision. Plus, who else is going to take my photos??! I’m joking, in fact I’m looking for a part time photographer/assistant if you know of anyone!

This year is my “F*ck it year,” the year that I ask myself… Is there anything really holding me back? Will everything in Sydney still be here when I get back? Do I want to just take off? And the answer is f*ck it! Why not?! Life’s short! You only live once.

I will be living in Central London and will be looking for a long-term rental place once I get there! I wont have a car anymore so I’m not sure how I will go with shooting outfits, as I normally take four huge IKEA bags with me in my car when I shoot. Hahaha – I will have to get used to the tube! Being completely frozen in Winter! Not living in shorts anymore!!!?? How will I survive!!?? But whatever comes along, I’m just going to do it with a huge smile on my face! I am ready for my next chapter!

I will miss my family and friends dearly and most of all my dog, Grizzly. He has been in the family for 16 precious years now… we basically grew up together. But I will be back to visit often and thank god for FaceTime and Skype! I will miss all my Sydney blogger babes! Thank you to all my readers for following along with me! I’m excited to take you along with me on the next chapter of my life!

 

 

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  1. La Bijoux Bella| by mia on May 11, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Awww, such a sweet post … Londres is one of my favourite country. I always tell myself if I ever move, it will be around Europe, especially Londres, since it’s only a few hours away by train. But God has other plans for me instead. ha ha! I would love to take photos for you if I live in Londres. 🙁
    It’s going be a new horizon and changes are good for the perspectives of life. Hang in there, I’m with you all the way Gorgeous Ashley! 🙂

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  2. stylebythepeoplecom on May 11, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Ash!!! I am so beyond excited for Scott and you and cannot wait to watch this next adventure! I admire you taking this year as a f*ck it time and doing what YOU want and not letting anything hold you back! Can’t wait to plan a trip to meet up! xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

  3. Barbara on May 11, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Aww Ashley, Sydney’s loss is London’s gain. I cannot agree more sometimes it’s great to say f it! Why not, you really don’t know till you just really go for it. Plus you still have your wonderful husband with you.
    Now onto London, if you need me to write you a Londons’ how to guide just shout 😂😂😂 avoid eye contact on the tube, always check the weather, if in doubt double check a couple of hours late. Avoid south east London, with the exception of Dulwich, Blackheath and a few other spots. Again avoid eye contact on the tube, definitely don’t smile at anyone on public transport. Shoreditch is amazing you’ll love it. Although I will recommend the south west for a permanent home, depending on where you live in the south west you could be in close proximity to Harrods. Which is an essential. Most importantly is explore explore explore explore and I have adopted as my new London bff. Ps happy to help out with photos till you find an assistant. Xxxxx

  4. Melanie May on May 11, 2017 at 7:43 am

    I’m so excited for this next chapter your going into babe and can’t wait to follow along your journey! Safe travels and don’t be a stranger 😉 Mel xx
    https://melaniemay.me

  5. Andrea on May 11, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Eeeekkkkk I can’t waittt!!!! Lmao to ikea bags on the tube😂😂😂 You’ll get to know Uber life real quick!!!!👯👯👯🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

  6. Stacy Semiklit on May 11, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Ashley! So proud of you on doing this big and BOLD move! Not everyone can do that! You have to be strong in heart and confident in yourself to do this kind of things. It’s such an inspiration to all of us to see you progress and grow and it honestly inspires me so much to do similar things and follow my heart more.

    Because in the end of the day as you said “we only live once” and hahaha I absolutely loved the “[email protected]$& this” hahah soooo true! Yu need to do his from time to time!

    Look forward to hearing and seeing more about your amazing adventure, have fun in London Ashley 😘😘

    Regards,
    Stacy

    • Kimberly A Frick on May 11, 2017 at 10:02 am

      So excited for you! Go live that life, grab the day, seize the moment and inspire us all! Best to you always! Good luck, God bless you and Go Go Go!

  7. Cassandra Chloé on May 11, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Best of luck Girl!

    You’ll be fantastic without a doubt with that determination and positive attitude of yours 😉

    Cassandra Chloé XO

  8. sydneystyleblogger on May 11, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Aww Ash, you have worked so hard to achieve your dreams so noone more deserving to have a F*** it year 🙂 I’ll still be in touch on instagram loving all your new adventures and reading what you have been getting up to. Girl one day I hope I will have the freedom to take off indefinitely once the kids are grown and settled 🙂 Love you lots and lots babe!!

    http://www.sydney-styleblogger.blogspot.com.au

  9. Agnes on May 11, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I totally understand the “It has always been a dream of mine to move away and live somewhere else!” -that was exactly what we have felt with my husband 9 years ago when we decided to move to Australia. The difference was that we moved from Europe to Australia 🙂 The best decision to move when you had it in your had for long time. London is an amazing place (actually the city where I got engaged) I’m sure you’ll love it! Enjoy your time and all the best for this amazing adventure. xx
    Aggie

  10. Friend in Fashion on May 11, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Here’s to new chapters and new adventures! I can’t wait for our European rendezvous xxx

  11. Jessi Malay on May 11, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Congrats on your move babe! I’m such you’ll have an amazing time in London 🙂 So excited to see all your journeys there!

    I would LOVE for you to check out my current giveaway!
    XO Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/major-giveaway/

  12. Hayley on May 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Go you good thing. Life is no dress rehearsal.
    I look forwarded to following your story in London.

  13. thokitafeni on May 11, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I’m so excited for you Ash! I know you will thrive wherever you go. Keep spreading your positivity and fun loving attitude to life with London. They’re luck to have you! xxx

  14. Fashionevolve on May 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Babe, so freakin exciting! And yah you can totally still pull shorts off, just need to layer tights under, an extra layer of chic-ness! Love ya xx

  15. stylebyraysagarcia on May 11, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    How exciting!!! I’m so happy for you babe. I’m moving to NYC the end of this year, hopefully!! Let conquer the world together, girl. Heheheheh!! Jk.
    I wish you all the best babe.
    Much love to you!!

    https://stylebyraysagarcia.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/im-back-groceriesapparel/

  16. Naomi on May 11, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    This is so lovely to hear. As a Londoner you’ll be fine on the tube! And remember there is always uber 😂 If you ever want any ideas for photographers etc don’t hesitate to ask. When I moved to Sydney I felt completely lost at sea, so it’s always good to have people to help even with basic things, like where is a good place to shoot or what coffee shop has the best tables for photos!!
    Good luck with the move, Naomi xx
    @thelondonfoxx

  17. Lucy on May 11, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Love this babe you are seriously incredible and I admire you so much for this attitude 🙌🏻👏🏻 You are gonna bloody smash it & selfishly I’m so glad you are coming over because I get to see you everytime I’m down !!!! Plus please come up to Scotland one weekend and visit Glasgow and Edinburgh you will love it xxx

  18. graceandcoy on May 11, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I am so excited for you babe, I wish I got to see/meet you beforehand but perhaps in the future we will magically bumped into each other. Who knows, maybe in London 😛 I can’t wait to see where your career will take you and am exciting to come along even if it’s via social media. You are going to do wonders over there <3

    Michaela
    http://www.graceandcoy.com

  19. miri on May 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Ash,

    I am so happy for you! That is so exciting. You will love London. It is such a vibrant and young city. I can’t wait to see your photos and style influenced by London’s atmosphere. Safe trip next week!
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

  20. maggie krol on May 12, 2017 at 1:27 am

    This is so exciting – sometimes taking a chance is the best risk in life! Enjoy your wonderful trip and can’t wait to see your updates.

    Xoxo, Maggie
    http://www.maggiekrol.com/new-jerseys-best-boutique-hotel-bungalow-hotel/

  21. Siffat Haider on May 12, 2017 at 4:08 am

    Ash, I am SO excited for you!! You’re going to get the best pictures (despite the whole Ikea bags on the tube situation hahaha). Can’t wait to visit you once you get there!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  22. Tasha Juli on May 12, 2017 at 5:29 am

    You’re so right that you only live once! So glad you are experiencing new things and living life in your own terms. Best of luck!
    Tasha Juli
    stylesplendorbliss.com
    instagram.com/stylesplendorbliss/

  23. Britta on May 12, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Sis!!! This is so exciting for you and Scott! Such a sweet post. Ahhhhhhhhh!!!! Can’t wait to see you!!!! London here er coooooommmeee!!!

  24. Nati on May 12, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I also dream of living somewehere else and London is such a beautiful place. Wish you guys all the best 🙂
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

  25. Aiko Cunanan on May 13, 2017 at 3:54 am

    You are SO inspiring babe! I did a big move like this 2 years ago and it was the best decision I ever made! Good luck with your new adventures. Can’t wait to hear all about your move <3

    xoxo,

    http://www.aikocunanan.com

  26. Mel on May 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Congrats on your move to London! I totally get where you are coming from and that sometimes you just have to close your eyes, and just jump. Wish you and Scott luck for your big move.

    http://www.pennyanddash.com

  27. Shirley Doremi on May 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    so excited for your big move Ashley! I truly know that moving from one country to another is never easy and I admire your brave! Hope you and Scott all the best in new chapter! xoxo

  28. thebrokefashionblogger on May 14, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Love this! So happy for you! I recently did the big move and uprooted my whole life and have not one regret! My next big move will be London so I’m looking forward to following your journey! 💓🥂

  29. Liddy Smith on May 15, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I love this post! It is so true what you say, there is always a reason to keep you where you are, and I admire people who just pack up and go too! I think it’s great you can now be one of those people! It is something that my boyfriend and I have discussed so much, but right now we are saving for a house…I live in London at the moment so we are always thinking of warmer destinations, I hope we one day get to do it!

    Good luck! xxx

  30. didieryhc on May 16, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    oooh so lucky! I would love to move to London too but for now I’ll just visit ha 😛

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

  31. Nevena Krstic on May 17, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Congratulations on your big move! How exciting! 🙂 xx

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