Living In London
With just four months to go until I finish
my first year of uni, I’m faced with the fact that after May, I am homeless
with nowhere to live. Of course, I’ll return home, suitcase and all for the
summer, but after that I’m without an abode.
Tonight, researching for student digs in
London I’ve had to face the harsh reality that is: I can’t afford to live in
London. It’s like trying to buy a top for £10 when you’ve only got a fiver in
your pocket. My student loan simply isn’t
enough to cover the cost of single
student living in London.
This would all be so different If I had a
boyfriend or a group of friends that I wanted to move in with, but I don’t and
that financially and mentally puts the pressure on. I’m concerned. Not even ‘Student’ accommodation is
affordable, which absolutely makes no sense, it’s not like my parents are millionaires
either, which would leave me with a pittance for a loan, we’re just normal
people, therefore I have the normal loan for living in ‘London’ despite the
fact I don’t even live in London. (Yet, crosses fingers.)
A few short weeks ago, there was a viral
story about how some guy commuted from Barcelona to London instead of living in
the capitol because it was cheaper. The thought of that story does not help.
The daily commute to London, from
Birmingham would kill me, not to mention add strain to my parents and once
again invade their space, just as they’ve got used to me leaving. Commuting is
out of the question. At least I’m sure of one thing.
My uni is just outside of London (Surrey)
but there is nothing in Surrey for me, no friends, nothing. So I’m in search
for the capitol, where it’s slightly more expensive and I’d have to pay to
commute, but my personal happiness is at stake here. I could stay right on the
doorstep of uni, and still pay the same price as London and have no
opportunities here, the happiness option is London or as near as possible.
If you too are struggling to come to terms
with your lack of possibilities available with your student loan, drop me a
comment and let me know your thoughts. Show me I’m not alone!
Lots of love,
Clo : -))
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