In two days I get on a train and start my long journey back to New Zealand. Tonight I had the bitter sweet task of saying good bye to the RTUK group.
Let's rewind a bit, I joined the RTUK group two years ago when I knew I was moving to London, however, due to financial restraints and work commitments I never made it to one of their big events.
A few months ago, coming off a night shift, I saw that Jack was going to be doing an impromptu meetup in London. I took this as my chance to get involved in the community here so went along to meet people. I was there for the better part of 6 hours and it was great getting to hang out with the cominity again. I hadn't realised just how much I'd missed it since leaving NZ 18 months prior.
During that meet I promised to organise another one and a month later I followed through and had a small meetup at an arcade bar. I think it was there that I became good friends with a small group of people.
So I held more more meetups and met more people, a lot of whom I know I will have life long friendships with.
Fast forward back to tonight where I held my last event and had to say good bye to so many amazing people who I absolutely love and wish I could spend many more nights with chatting about everything under the sun.
As hard as it is to say good bye I does make me appreciate what good friendships I have with everyone here.
If you're reading this and arnt currently involved in a sub community I fully recommend getting involved with your local RT fandom, you will meet awesome people who love the same things you do.
To my friends in RTUK I can't describe how much I am going to miss you. I love you all. Don't be strangers you can always find me online.
We are family, family love each other.