Some thoughts on the big move
It still feels like we’re California Dreamin’ yet we’ve been living in Los Angeles for nearly 3 months now. My skin is starting to get a light golden glow, I’ve left the stress of the daily commute behind and getting settled into my new lifestyle.
There has been so much paperwork, I thought we had done all the paperwork while applying for our visa’s but there has been SO MUCH MORE! I’m looking forward to the initial stress, of starting everything from scratch to disappear. That’ll come with time and the more we tick off our list the more the it melts away. I guess it’s the little things you take for granted that are much harder to apply for when you are not a US citizen.
I received a letter that my EAD is being processed, hopefully in a month or two my work permit will be through and I can start looking for a job. I think once I have this I will start making more friends and that it’ll feel like I live here instead of feeling like I’m on a big holiday.
I’ve also sorted out my bank account and we have found a place of our own and have moved in. I did a MTV cribs style video tour, if you care to look around our empty new pad. We’ve slowly started getting furniture for the new place and it’s taking shape. Our shipping container with all our worldly positions from our life in the Uk has cleared customs at Long Beach and should be with us any time in the next 10 days! Meaning our very spacious apartment won’t be for much longer. Once our new pad is a little more set up I will share updates, the light in this place is dreamy and can’t wait to start doing photoshoots in our new space.
Things are starting to take shape for our new life out in LA. Dave and I are slowly making friends, I even had my first LA friend over for brunch this weekend. It felt good to host and hang out with someone other than Dave for a change. All in all we are loving it and know that some of the smaller things take time and are willing to put in the effort. We can’t wait for all our hard work pay off and I reckon in a couple months we’ll feel really settled and right at home.
What I’m wearing –
Dress c/o Superdry
Boots c/o JustFab
Bag – Topshop
Hair Scarf – Free People
Sunglasses – Ray Bans
Photos by Dave