Dear London,

As I will officially be making my exit from London on Monday, not knowing when exactly I’ll return (however I said that last time didn’t I), I decided to share why this city is so close to my heart.

Taking a page out of Evan Hansen’s book, I decided to mirror my days in London as such. 

“Dear Lexie,                                                                                                                                         This is going to be a good day and here’s why…”

Most of the time it was “this is going to be a good day because you’re in London”, “this is going to be a good day because you are surrounded by amazing people.” and things such as that. 

As I’m leaving London and going into my senior year wondering what on earth I’m doing with my life, I decided I needed to write a letter to London. 

“Dear London,

Thank you for letting me be fearless. Thank you for letting me be myself and be accepted for it. Thank you for showing me places that I could only ever dream of going to. Thank you for putting people in my life who radiate positivity and love, and allowing me to be loved by them. Thank you for giving me concerts to go to last minute and theatre that makes me cry. Thank you for all the nights to remember and for holding all of my favorite memories. Thank you for reminding me why I decided PR was the job path I wanted to take and how I could use those talents to help. 

Thank you for Harry Potter and showing me that the obsession is acceptable here. Thank you for long walks throughout Hyde Park, free museums, and different markets. Thank you for endless bookstores to wander into and a killer Netflix selection.

Lastly, thank you for all the life lessons you taught me. Thank you for offering different escapes, and forcing me to figure myself out. Thank you for ideas to write about and the people who caused them. 

Thank you London, for making every day a good day, and that’s why.”

So, with all that, I remind everyone to think of the place in your life that makes you feel fearless and happy…the place that replicates home.  

Write your letter. Be thankful for today. Be thankful for who you’re with. Know that it is a good day because “you’re you, and that’s enough.”

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