Originally Posted by wynos25
Hi, if you are looking for a change, then London will definitely offer that to you than the states. I have been here a year now from Los Angeles, and can understand the perception of rudeness, but true to the other responders statement, I find people in London have tunnel vision and want to get home or to their favorite pub. I haven't really found a truely rude. I find people here to be much more genuine than a lot of people from the states, but again, you're in the mid-west, so your experiences could be different that mine growing up on the west coast. It is expensive to live here, but depending on your lifestyle, that can me adjusted. Space, yes, it is an issue, but I've learned to adapt and minimize. It has also taught me that we live in more excess than really necessary. I had a 3600 sq ft house. Now I'm down to maybe 800 and I'm doing fine. I'm 40 and decided to make the change, so go for it.
Thank you, this is very encouraging. I am really looking for a change. I really don't care for the fake friendliness here and can do without it very well. I guess maybe I can give up some living space too.. The only issue is that I do need a decent studio space, as I am an artist and it has to be at home, cause I don't want to waste money on a babysitter all the time. Therefore my biggest issue is finding a suitable space to live/work in, otherwise, I am not an extravagant person who absolutely needs a ton of bedrooms. I can also manage on very little, but don't want to limit my child's education options and would like to give him the very best. Its a lot that goes into the equation, otherwise I would be on the plane tomorrow, but I think I am starting to figure it out little by little with everyone's help and maybe my move will happen sooner than later