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What I’m Excited For In Amsterdam & What I’ll Miss In Utrecht

It’s almost time!¬†Only two weeks from now I’m going to pack up my stuff, disassemble my furniture and move to Amsterdam, where I’m going to rent a small apartment with Robbert. For the past four years I’ve been living in an even smaller, but very charming studio in Utrecht. I moved here when I was studying at Utrecht University, and it’s been absolutely wonderful. Before I moved here I only knew a bit of the city center, so I was really lucky to accidentally end up in one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Utrecht. I can’t even recall how many times I’ve walked around in these streets, grinning from ear to ear because I felt so lucky to be living in such a beautiful place. Needless to say, the prospect of leaving here makes me a bit sad. Robbert and I were considering moving to Utrecht at first, but we realised pretty soon that it made no sense moving to Utrecht when everything in our lives happens in my hometown near Amsterdam. We found ourselves a nice little place in the neighbourhood that was our first choice, and now the time has come to leave. Even though I already went through the big, initial mourning stage when we decided not to settle down in Utrecht almost a year ago, the move is still a bit bittersweet. I decided to write down a list of all the things I’m going to miss here in Utrecht, and another one of everything I’m looking forward to in Amsterdam. Consider it a bit of personal therapy, haha!

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