Things are falling into place already.
I have a sneaking suspicion that I live in close proximity to one of my favorite UK Youtubers and so far the weather has been perfect! The past couple of days have required no coats – maybe a light jacket or sweater – and there’s be sunshine. I love it. I know it won’t last but I love it.
I’ve already managed to attend a lecture at Birbeck University as part of the Black History Month celebration thanks to an invite from a UK naturalista with whom I’ve developed a friendship (Hey Sian!). I love that Black History Month is celebrated in October over here. It’s a nice change though I do still plan to celebrate it again in February. Why shouldn’t we have two months? Hmmm?
In the next couple of weeks I hope to attend more natural hair events as well as some blogger events. I’m just jumping in feet first I guess. Don’t want to waste any time. I want to enjoy as much of London as I can. Please follow my Youtube channel as I will be vlogging about my life here in addition to my regular advice, comedy and beauty videos.
In other news, I’m still feeling a bit jetlagged. I’ve not been sleeping well at all. For instance, today I woke up at 5am and for the life of me could not get back to sleep. Yesterday I was up at 7am. Unheard of. Unheard of.
I feel a bit homesick, to be honest. I know it’s only been three days (and I’ve got many more days to get through – classes haven’t even begun yet!) but already I find myself thinking about specific things I used to do in Los Angeles and kind of missing them. To be clear, I’m missing specific parts of my life as it existed in LA. I’m not necessarily missing LA. I think it’s because I didn’t give LA a proper goodbye. Instead I sort of quietly exited stage right. Maybe I did that wrong. Maybe I would have closure had I left LA in traditional Dawn Style – with a party.
It’s OK though. In my own way I did say goodbye through a series of Youtube videos I’ve affectionately titled “Letters to Target” I had to quickly come to terms with the fact that there are no Targets in London. I’m already not really a fan of Boots. But I am checking out some other spots where I might be able to get the products that I need. Anyway, the “Letters to Target” series features one minute videos in which I prepare to leave LA and let go of what is familiar.
Watch the first 4 Letters here:
There may be one or two more Letters to come.
So please stay tuned!