My name is Laura Rutkowski and I am a psychology and philosophy graduate. I am undertaking my master's degree in Magazine Journalism at City, University of London and I am forever a student of London – an avid one at that. I moved to London in 2012, and over the span of time that I have been living here, I have come to call it my home. They say that home is where the heart is, and London captured mine from day one.

             I have been writing for as long as I can remember, which has taken me from scrawled crayon stories, to an old typewriter, and then eventually to the laptop that I am writing from now. The written word has always been a constant in my life, because that is how I best express myself. I generated this blog as a memoir of sorts to document my time in London, to act as a reminder of all the opportunities that the city has afforded me. It also provides me with an outlet to air my journalistic tendencies in a creative way. As you might have already gathered, I am not a fan of conventional, but of dynamic and descriptive journalism that oozes voice. 

             I am half American and half British, but I write in and talk American English, which will explain my overemphasis on "z's" and lack of "u's" in the writing you see here. I named my blog My London Dream, because everyday I feel like I am living the dream, in the most surreal way possible. The great city that London is has more than likely ruined me for life. To quote from Dr. Samuel Johnson: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." As overused as that quote might be, it holds so much truth. The question is never what there is to do in London, but what there is not to do.

             My blog has been and continues to be a labor of love. I toil over it, often teetering on the brink of insanity, as I concern myself with all that comes with being a perfectionist (comma placement, correct spacing, editing photos). That being said, I wouldn't have it any other way, and I hope you enjoy reading my blog just as much as I enjoy writing it. 

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