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You guys, I have been waiting for AGES to tell you this but I couldn’t because I didn’t want to run in to any trouble at work. But now I can finally tell you…


So, yeah. This is pretty much awesome. 

Like a lot of people, I was always attracted to the idea of LA and moving to California. LA has always seemed to me like a place of huge opportunity and amazing weather. This idea was founded on things I had read and seen on TV, but I had never been there before this January. But when I got off the plane at LAX, within 15 minutes I turned to my aunt and uncle and told them I was going to move there. And I was not bullshitting them.

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Columbus will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ve spent the past 8 years here and I’ve grown so much. I don’t even really recognize myself as that 18 year old my parents dropped off at the dorms. I have the best friends here and there’s a lot of things I love about this city, but I feel like my life has grown stagnant and I need a change. A BIG change.

So, basically the past 4 months have consisted of me saving money by driving for Uber and trying to get this blog off the ground. Because guess what else? I will be pursuing blogging and freelance projects full time in LA! It’s a pretty huge leap but I’m just going to jump and I have faith that there will be a net to catch me.

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In the next couple of weeks I will be finishing giving away most of my possessions, moving out of my apartment, and driving out west with my mom. I hope you like my travel posts, because there’s a lot of those on the horizon!

It’s all happening people!!!!
So what are your thoughts on this? Have you ever made a big move before? Do you live in LA and want to hang out? Do you want to crash on my couch? Let me know in the comments!

PS You should check out my posts from when I was in California: One, Two, Three, Four and Five


73 Responses

  1. Hi Colleen!

    Congrats on your move to LA! I moved to LA ten years ago and I haven't regretted it one teeny tiny bit! My blood is so thinned out now, I can't even stand anything below 60 degrees…turned into a real wimp!! If you have time, email me and we can get together for coffee or lunch when you get settled.

    Kiss kiss,

    adorn la femme

  2. That is exciting news! Congrats, LA sound amazing! 🙂

    Recently I have started as a guest designer for a famous bag brand and my first design of a belt bag is out! <3 I would love to hear what you think about it! 🙂
    Hope to see you soon on my blog
    Facebook 🙂

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  3. Well, this is the most exciting thing I've read today. I would absolutely love to move to New York but just couldn't leave my family, it must be so exciting though. Good luck for the move lovely!! 🙂




  5. 1. SO JEALOUS
    2. This is amazing!!! Really looking forward to more updates!



  6. Oh wow that's amazing sweetie!!! Huge huge huge congrats! I bet you're super happy -nothing feels better than reaching a goal you've had!! Looking fwd to seeing tons of photos on your blog!! x


  7. Exciting news, LA is such a lovely city — so many great neighborhoods to visit.

  8. Congrats ! You're so lucky !

  9. This is so super exciting! I'm really pleased for you congratulations!!
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  10. wow!! how exciting is that?!! 😀 congrats and goodluck! can't wait to follow along thru your blog!

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  11. Oh my gosh! Congratulations on your move! LA is definitely such a great city.

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  12. OH MY GOD CONGRATS GIRL!!!! <3 you're going to luv it here!

  13. Congrats on the upcoming move!! As California girls, we have lots of tips for LA, and we know you will love it!!

  14. awesome news, congrats!


  15. That's ridiculously exciting news – I'm so happy (and excited!) for you! I hope all goes really well out there for you and you've already got off to a great start by being so committed in preparing for your move out there. Good luck! 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  16. Thats exciting! How I wish I can move to LA too! Love the weather over there!

  17. We've all just got to take that leap sometimes! I'm doing it myself much later in the year (leaping 10,000 miles). Good luck!

  18. Ah so exciting! Good luck with it all! Can't wait to hear more about how it's going!


  19. Ah so exciting! Good luck with it all! Can't wait to hear more about how it's going!


  20. Glad to hear that.
    I'm hoping for the best!

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  21. Awesome!! I'm excited for you and I wish you the best.

    Christine |

  22. awesome!! I lived there for 4 years for college and i didn't wanna leave haha.

  23. Waaw great news ! You must be so excited !
    Good luck 🙂

  24. moving is a great opportunity to find something new! I wish you all the best being in the favourite city 🙂

  25. Sounds like quite a leap! I hope you enjoy your time in LA, sounds like it'll be a real adventure 🙂

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  26. Omg I'm so jealous! Good luck with everything and keep us updated on your journey 🙂

  27. Amazing! Congratulations! Hopefully I'll be over there with you soon. 🙂
    April xx

  28. Yay yay yay SO EXCITING! I love LA so I'm just a little envious and I tried moving there for the longest time but I couldn't get a work visa so my dream was shattered… FOR NOW. I can't wait to read all about your move. I'll hopefully be back in LA, after Australia, next summer. Fingers crossed.

    xx Naomi in Wonderland

  29. Congratulations… I am sure you re gonna have a great time in LA

  30. Ahh that's so exciting! I hope your move goes well and that this adventure is everything you hope it will be!!! [=

    ♡Em |

  31. That's so incredible! I've always wanted to live in LA, and I'm so jealous of you.

  32. oh wow, congrats on this! hopefully everything will go great with your move. i'm content with my hometown (memphis), but i really want to get my blog and photography to a point to where i can travel with it. i love where i work, but i need MORE, you know? i can't wait to see your travel posts!


  33. Wow! That's a bold step. Congrats on taking it! You will love LA. Whenever I step out of the airport I immediately feel relaxed, not to mention excited to get In&Out Burger 🙂

    xx Yasmin

  34. Woohoo! Congrats on the move & working toward your goals. That's so cool! LA has a lot to offer. :]

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  35. amazing!!! <3 hope you love it!! Good luck with the moving!
    Chloe xx

  36. Congratulations! This is so huge I'm so happy for you! I'm from San Francisco, so if you ever find yourself up here come say hi!

  37. Lovely post dear! Hope you have a great day.

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  38. Omg!! How exciting! Congrats!! Can't wait to see LA pics!! yay!
    Sending you much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  39. Omg!! I'm so jealous of you!! Good luck with your moving!! Xoxo

  40. love the photos! and goodluck on your new journey 🙂

  41. Congratulations! Los Angeles is a marvelous place if you learn to deal with the traffic, but gorgeous sunshine and lovely people are worth the horror that is the 405! Seriously though, welcome to LA!

    – Lindsey, The Fashion Barbie

  42. Colleen, that is so amazing!! I've always dreamt of blogging full time and watching you go for it is giving me serious inspiration. Congrats and lots of luck !!

    xo, Norah

  43. Congratluations, I'm so jealous! Best wishes xx

  44. Oh wow, this is amazing! Wishing you the best of luck when you get out to LA and I can't wait to keep up with your new adventures on here.

  45. Congrats, sounds so fun!



  46. That's awesome!
    I have never been to LA but I really want to! I am going to Canada for a year (working holiday) and I hope I have enough money to do a road trip at the west coast after!

  47. OMG that's incredible, good luck you beautiful gal I can't say I am not jealous but you will own it xxx

  48. Best of luck Colleen 🙂 cant wait to see all the great pics to come!

    Pam Scalfi♥

  49. That is super exciting! I've lived in the same city all my life, and I feel I am not that brave! Haha. I've never been to California though and am dying to visit soon. xx

    Femme with Flair

  50. Congratulations! That is amazing news and so exciting! Good luck with the move and everything x

    Miss Imogen Smith

  51. Wow, thats so exciting! Congrats on the big move! I'll def be looking for your travel posts, can't wait! 🙂

  52. That's amazing! I have only just discovered your blog today but I cannot wait to read about your new adventures!


  53. I am completely in-love with this post! Happy Monday dear! 🙂


  54. Congrats on the move! I'm in LA right now!
    Melanie @

  55. This is so exciting, so happy for you!

    Carolyn x
    Carolyn’s Simple Life

  56. Wow good for you it looks so exciting!
    I'm personnaly moving to Edinburgh, looks less exciting uh?

    Céline from Larry & Co.

  57. oh wow this is amazing! Excited for you!!!

  58. So excited for you girl!! Can't wait to see how LA inspires you!! 🙂

  59. Oh my god how amazing? Sounds fantastic – I look forward to your LA posts!

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  60. This is so exciting! Looking forward for posts about LA 🙂

    Sarah |

  61. I'm so excited for you!! I can't wait to see where this takes you and I expect to see pictures on the blog soon!!

  62. How exciting! I moved to LA in 2002. Still loving it so much! Welcome to LA and Best wishes for your new beginnings <3

  63. Congrats on moving! That's incredible, LA sounds amazing! Eeeek! I'm so excited for you! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  64. Wow!!!! What incredible news! I can't wait to see how everything goes – congratulations on making this exciting adventure a reality 🙂 X

  65. wow what an amazing opportunity! I'm so happy for you! id love it if you'd comment back xx

  66. Wow that's amazing Colleen! You're so brave, I bet you'll have an amazing time though! I can't wait for more updates on your move!

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