Yes I am for real... this is no delayed April fools joke either! I'm here and it's sunny and warm and I am smitten! Sorry I fell off the radar for awhile and with no warning... though if you follow me on twitter or instagram, then you've known what I've been up to... hint, hint, follow me!
I am currently sitting outside (I know!) sipping on an iced latte with a cool breeze blowing and the warm sunshine beaming on my ever grateful face. Due to lack of internet, I'm killing two birds with one stone by using Starbuck's internet while indulging in my beloved hazelnut obsession. It brings me back to the early stages of setting up life in London when Betty (my laptop) and I frequented more Starbucks than I'd like to admit. But a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do right?
I don't have much time left but I thought I'd grace the internet with a few simple things I'm sure you all are dying to know... because I know, the people have to know!
I arrived in beautiful L.A. a little over a week with hubs following me shortly after. More info on the whole visa situation at a later post because I don't have time to get into it just now. But I'm here, and he's here and that's all that really matters!
My wonderful dad and sister aka little k came to rescue and have helped with everything imaginable when moving to a new city... especially from another country. They have been my angels and made this whole relocation process so much smoother... I am truly blessed to have them as family. Mom sadly couldn't make it, but that didn't stop her from calling every day for up to minute recaps, assuring me that she would be here to visit as soon as she could.
We have an apartment!!! So happy to say we are now proud residents of Santa Monica! It is such a cute little area and close enough for hubs to cycle to work and lively enough for me to be kept entertained until I find a job... yep here I go again with the job hunt, round two!
We have a bed, a dresser, a lamp, and a cow hide rug... you know, the essentials that every starter home really needs. Oh and I also bought a little succulent that I got because I insist that every home needs a house warming plant and also really because I've heard it's low maintenance and that's very important. Our international move should be here by the end of the month and I am so excited to see what we shipped over! I honestly can't even remember what we boxed up and sent over seas but I do know that I am sick of wearing the same suitcase of clothing in rotation... ugh!
We have set up all of our utilities (not that you care) and have an internet installation appointment for Monday... translation, soon I'll be blogging more regularly again. We don't have a car just yet but I'm taking this opportunity to embrace walking around and really soaking it all in... you know, before we get sucked into the driving culture that is known to here.
All and all, life couldn't be better at the moment. It's not perfect and there are still things that need to be worked out, but I am happy. And what's even better, for the first time in a really long time, I am excited and looking forward to the uncertain... I have a good feeling about this new place we are calling home. Los Angeles, thanks for being so welcoming!
P.S.- I also turned 28 on Monday and got to celebrate with a few of my favorite people in my brand new city... it was great!
***Today I am thankful for way too much to write down... so let's just say I'm thankful for everything!***