Meet Annaliese Morgan from Halifax, West Yorkshire who moved to LA in July 2016!
Was there a particular reason you chose LA ?
It was a knowing. I passed through LA on my way back from Hawaii with my 2 boys a few years ago and I just knew, the three of us knew LA had taken our hearts immediately... I still have the copy of the LA Times I bought that day! We've been returning ever since, it also happens to be the nerve centre for my work - writing and designer pet health care. Me and my boys love the people, lifestyle, the pets, the sports and the sheer variety of life LA has, with my eldest boy taking interests in the creative fields too, my youngest loving outdoor adventure; LA was a match for us in every respect.
What do you miss most from home?
Not sure yet! Based off the time I have spent in LA previously it will be rainy foggy nights in November when you are inside all cozy thinking about Christmas, walking my dog across fields, Yorkshire Tea , oh and Polos
What was your first impression of LA and has it changed since?There is a lot more freedom and opportunities to be who you are, and the people are amazing. The Beach city living is win win too.
What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus Stainland, Halifax?
It's the complete opposite!
|the grass might be greener but it ain't LA|
Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us? I'm still finding these, but my favourite (although not hidden) and never gets old - for me at least - is the view from The Griffith Observatory.
What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here ?
I would say visit a few times first to begin bedding roots down and finding your own groove. I'm on my own with my 2 boys so this is essential for me. Ensure it's because you are happy here, you enjoy what LA is, versus, moving to LA to 'get something' or 'to make something happen'.
Lots of our members join our group Brits in LA seeking out words of wisdom - what is the best piece of advice you've been given ? Not sure if there is one memorable piece, found lots nuggets but it's the fact I don't feel alone.
I'm a writer (books, blogs, articles and un-scripted TV) and pet health care designer. I'm about to launch new pet care for pet owners - limited to what I can say at the moment but keep checking my site and social media; it's coming very soon. I've worked incredibly hard and so excited to see this happening, I totally love it, and hope others do too. It's an extension of myself mixed with my 23 years experience in the veterinary, pet and writing professions.
You can connect with me on social media via the following links