My feelings on moving to Sheffield

So anyone who really knows me, will know Sheffield was the last place I ever wanted to move! I don’t tend to put really personal things on my blog anymore, but I was so torn if this was the right decision for me. It’s fair to say you should never let anyone stop you from doing, what you want to do in life. And the only opinions that really matter, belong to the people who sometimes know you better than how you know yourself. And this was what was going through my head when I was moving to Sheffield. So as apprehensive as I was about moving to a new city, it was now time to put myself, and my career first.
I’m now adult enough to know not to put myself in situations which may potentially upset me. But after spending the summer so frustrated that my job search was going nowhere…I actually ended up bagging myself a job 2 hours after handing my masters dissertation in! So I’d be silly not to take it.
After spending my masters year living in Leeds, I just fell in love with the city! Minus the Hipsters…sorry but there’s far too many hipsters! But the nightlife, the shopping, and the huge range of takeaways on Just Eat…what’s not to love?! I was so determined to stay! However, employers had other ideas and I ended up in a city 30 minutes south. I bagged my first ‘proper’ job working in marketing/fashion at designer shop on Ecclesall Road. So I was pretty proud knowing that 4 years of university and 3 years of blogging  had finally paid off! I’m going to do a post on coping with your first 9-5, so keep your eyes peeled for that too.
Moving to a new city for a reason other than university is absolutely terrifying! But i’ve been pretty lucky with my house, housemates, and everyone else that has made me feel so welcome! But I have now realised how hard it is meeting people in a new place. If anyone has any tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments!
I do love Sheffield as a city, it was just somewhere I never expected to move to. I’ve fell in love with Meadowhall all over again (Sheffield’s answer to the Metro Centre)  And found myself obsessed with the range of drinks in West Street Live! However, I’m so determined to explore the city further than what shops and bars it has to offer…even if they are my favourite type of places!
I know this post is a little random, but it’s so hard to write a post about moving/finishing uni/and starting your first job! How did you cope during your first job after uni? Did you have to relocate? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Hi love, what a lovely post. It can be so daunting to pick up and move for your career. My first role after uni was awful, I just wasn’t ready. I quickly learnt though. Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures.
    Em xxx

    1. Sorry I’ve just saw this 🙈 I know I’m feeling that! I really don’t like where my career is heading, really makes you second guess your decisions xxxx

  2. Love this post. Randomly I went to uni in Sheffield and had to relocate to Leeds for my job. It’s always so hard making new friends but I’ve found that through attending blogging events in the city and joining clubs (I’m thinking about joining netball soon) are good ways in helping to settle in! Let me know if you want any info about Sheffield and I’ll do my best to help xx

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