I moved to Cardiff just over a week ago, thank you once again to those who shared their experiences and the positive encouragement. The couple of weeks before the move and the first few days here were massively stressful - all of the logistics of packing, moving, assembling furniture etc, and then a fair few unexpected emotional wobbles throughout!
But it's been great so far. The flat is the nicest place I've ever lived, genuinely pinch myself in the morning as I'm walking through to the spare room/home office space, and the little bit of the area I've explored (when running in the evenings) is lovely. It's also very novel it actually being dark and quiet here in the evenings, genuinely took me a couple of nights to not find the silence a bit unsettling. I got out on the bike at the weekend and it was glorious - it was just a pretty relaxed 20 miles but it was so, so refreshing compared to cycling around/from central London. Within 10 minutes I was out of town, some lovely rolling green hills and air that actually felt like it was cleaning my lungs.
It's partly down to the place itself, but the change of scenery has really helped me shed some of the negativity that had been weighing me down. Already doing more of the things I enjoy and which are good for me - exercising, cooking properly, working less, sleeping better, and generally just feeling more at ease.