Break from the City

I remember so clearly the day I decided to let music take over my life.

I’d been working in the corporate world since graduating from university and made the daily commute on the Waterloo and City line “the drain” as it was dubbed. A fast 5 or so minute ride deep down in the underground from one of the busiest train stations in the world to one of the busiest financial sectors, The City in London.

One day going into work on what seemed like a regular day as I walked off the escalator onto the platform to get on the train I suddenly felt stifled, almost paralysed with dread, and thought “ I can’t do this anymore, I can’t pretend to be in this role, my soul is not in it”. I felt my chest tighten as if my body was willing me to break away.

It was quite extraordinary, my mind had been grappling with feeling unfulfilled in my work for a while but now this was physical.

I still remember years later that feeling and I decided to take action that very day and start to plan my break away from the city.



Has something like this ever happened to you? Have you felt an overpowering need to take a break from something, make changes or try something new? I’d love to hear from you just drop me a line at

P.S. Find out more about what happened when I took a break >

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