I Need Advice

So, as many of you know I recently moved to the UK to work. I ended up in Clacton on Sea and have been living in a lovely house with the most amazing landlady.

However, I dislike where I’m working and Clacton isn’t the most interesting place. As a young, single woman, who is definitely ready to mingle, I am looking for more social interactions.

I have met no one since I arrived…unless you count my landlady and her friends and also the otherΒ New Zealanders here.

I’m stuck as to what to do.

I have job interviews for jobs in London coming up and I need to let my current workplace know that I’m leaving by May 31st.

I’ve just been thinking about it today. And I keep thinking how sad it’ll be to leave this house.

im stuck between a rock and a hard place.


What would you do if you were in a job you disliked and in a town you didn’t like but in a house/flat that you loved?




I don’t know if I’m overthinking it or not.


12 thoughts on “I Need Advice

    1. Thanks. It is so tricky to decide what to do. I don’t want to just stay here because I have a lovely house and landlady. I know that she’s a good friend though so if anything ever happens she’ll be there for me and vice versa!

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  1. Try to create your own community. Seek out social, cultural, spiritual opportunities where you can bloom where you are planted. You are ready for a change so that might be something you will have to do where you land next.

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  2. It may be a lovely house and a great landlady but if you count that against all the things you hate about Clacton it really isn’t a reason to stay there unless you can find a new job within travelling distance. Are you sure you are not clinging to this safe haven because you hate everything else. If you get a job in London the salary will have to be enough for you to afford the travelling expenses to and from Clacton each day and also leave you enough to live on. Sometimes we have to leave that safe cosy nest for the big wide world. I know you are in a strange country and you are maybe starting to think “why am I here, what am I doing” but If it was me I’d be looking for somewhere else to live nearer to my new work place. If you get a new job and start to make new friends there how will you be able to socialise properly if you have to get the last train home to Clacton?

    You can still keep this lovely lady as a friend and go visit but look at the practicalities of salary verses cost of living. Travel in the South of England is very expensive and you don’t like Clacton (which I can understand) so why stay there?

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    1. I’m definitely not staying in Clacton if I get a job in London. It’s too far to travel each day and it is too expensive. Besides, I’m looking to work in London/move there so that I can meet knew people. πŸ™‚ Thanks for you advice. 14 more weeks left at this school and them I’m out of there πŸ˜€

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  3. You may love the house but you dont even seem happy. Sometimes we disregard our happiness for other things that are considered more important. If being ready for a relationship and being in one, having a job you love, and loving in a town you love will make you happy…..GO BE HAPPY! We tend to sacrifice the things we love for the things we THINK we need. Yes, friends and feeling at home is awesome, but you do not seem happy with it or you would not have written this post, correct? I used to be so OCD and uptight about sleeping as much as possible, eating every two hours, lifting every session as heavy as I could, and being as fit as possible….it was good for me…but I was absolutely miserable, UNTIL I met my girlfriend and guess what? For one week, ONE WEEK ONLY when me and her went on vacation during spring break I disregarded my diet and training (still ate my macros but ate a lot of pizza to hit my calories and trained twice for maintenance), stayed up until 3 in the morning, and traveled the location. There IS NOTHING more valuable and yet priceless as being happy. Remember that πŸ™‚ Cheers

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    1. haha, I am so much happier now. I quit my job and am moving to London. At home for a short holiday (leaving a tonne of stuff here so I can go travel at the end of my visa) and have actually just met a really nice guy. Which is a shame really, because he lives in NZ. Oh well. If it doesn’t work out it’s not meant to be πŸ˜€

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