So, exactly one year ago, I arrived in London Stansted Airport. But this time it was a single ticket.
I went to Baker Street via easyBus. I didn’t have an oyster card, I was in a rush and I was afraid of not catching a train before the underground closes. I didn’t have a clue when the last train was. So I overpaid a single ticket to Earl’s Court.
Earl’s Court is a place I don’t particularly like but I had to visit for various reasons all of the times I was in London. It still works as an index of my progress as a man. It is all the nice and bad moments summarized together. It still hurts sometimes…
So, back September the 12th, 2012. I didn’t have a smartphone, GPS or internet. I only had a printed street map of the area around the station and my hotel reservation along with clothes, a laptop and one thousand quid that fed me for 3 months.
I clearly remember that I was thinking the following: (I still do today)
“That’s it. This is your opportunity. No more lies. Prove yourself now.”
I didn’t really know what I was going to do. But I knew that I had to do something.