Moving To LA

Moving To LA

Balenciaga Sinners T shirt, Mennace shirt , Rigato Eyewear , Weekday Trousers , Vans

340,000 feet in the air

563 mph

Time to Los Angeles 6.42hr

What’s going through my mind

I need to write a blog post(s)

How much will 1 month in LA Cost me?

Have I made the right decision to go away for so long?

Will I miss out on a lot in the UK ?

When will this turbulence end?

More importantly, when is my next meal?

As we fly through the air en route to Los Angeles so many things are going through my head. When I booked these flights last November it didn’t really hit me that I’d booked to go away for a whole month. I’m 25 and the longest I’ve ever been away from the UK is 3 weeks max. So this is a big deal for me, right?

I wasn’t one of those teens that went travelling before or even after Uni, I simply didn’t have the money, I mean i worked at a bar but finished uni with no savings, no inheritance, not even enough to pay my rent at times, let alone buy a plane ticket anywhere. I sure would have liked to go somewhere for 6-8 months like my friends, explore south east Asia or south America. Really ‘get to know myself’ yknow?

However I don’t feel like I’ve lost out, I jumped straight into London with a burning desire to work in the fashion industry and my career sort of happened slowly over time and I’m now in a very fortunate position that I can take myself away for a month and it not affect my work.

I used to talk about this a lot on my blog and I will touch on it more soon but working for yourself is literally the best thing that you can do if you want to make serious money and be in control of your own time. Working for big corporate companies in the creative industry does not usually pay well (especially in London). If you have a talent or a dream, take the risk whilst you’re young and just go for it.

I’ve been to LA 3 times before and loved it every time, the last trip was so good that It left me with feelings of wanting to move there. It’s quite difficult for UK residents to go live and work in the USA, unless you marry an American or get sponsored by your company. (I am my own company so not really sure how that would work haha). But either way I thought, before I go down that road I should go there for a much longer time to see if I still like it and if living there is really a dream that I want to make come true.

Speaking of dreams LA is a bloggers dream, endless sunshine, aesthetic streets and a creative hub for all things media/fashion. I’ve met some incredible people out there in the past and I doubt this trip is going to be any different. I’ve got some of my best friends with me this time and I’m so excited for what this month is going to bring.

I’m going to be writing a lot more here on my blog because I miss it so much, it’s actually really therapeutic to write out all that you’re thinking and I’m so angry at myself for letting it slip this past year.

I’d love to hear if any of you guys have ever wanted to move countries before or maybe some of you have actually made the leap? Leave a comment below and lets talk about it.


  1. 05/04/2018 / 01:52

    i’m planning to move to LA january 2019 to take my acting career way more serious. i’m so nervous but fuck it i’m taking a chance, i have money saved up and gonna go for it. i went to LA in November & fell in love, that was my first time in LA and it just felt right i had this feeling like this is it this is where it will happen. I even said to myself like wow i was born in the wrong state.

  2. Pedro diaz
    05/04/2018 / 10:26

    Hi Joel I also have will I moved to another country I think the US must be a great place to live. But as you said it is very difficult change country at the time I live in Brazil but I intend to me change soon. Good luck to you in this new phase of his life sometimes changes do well! bye

  3. 06/04/2018 / 18:24

    Such a cool adventure ! enjoy each moment of your trip !!!

  4. 07/04/2018 / 23:37

    When I was 18 (3 years ago) I spent a month in Windsor because I knew someone there and I wanted to improve my English and just move to another country for a short while. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Now I know I want to move to London someday because it’s my “happy place” and I love it every time I go back. I want to try living there for a year at least after I finish my degree I would love to visit NY and LA though, maybe I change my mind afterwards haha

  5. Gabriel Machado
    20/04/2018 / 23:34

    Hey Joel, what’s up! Quite interesting post. I really see you as an inspiration in terms of careers and following dreams. The people who see you now probably think that you are one more “playboy” with family money and all this kind of stuff, they don’t even know how much you strive and how hard you work to be where you are. I’m Brazilian, I’ve lived in the USA in 2015 for 6 months. I definitely enjoyed the time I spent there, but I realized how much I didn’t want to live there as well. At least in this time of my life, or at least in east coast (where I had the opportunity to travel to and live). I always had the dream to visit London, so I saved money enough and I’m going to London in the beginning of July with almost no GBP in my pocket haha. I really hope I survive and London meet my expectations!!! Keep up the good work m8.

  6. Jessie
    20/05/2018 / 04:47

    Waiting for your other posts, please keep your writing blog because you inspired me a lot <3
    Cool men style

  7. 23/05/2018 / 21:18

    What do you think of style differences between London and LA, at least from a far-removed perspective? I just shot this collection of hip-hop clothes for a local designer last week and would appreciate your opinion.

    Thanks and best of luck in LA!

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