I’ve always wanted to spend some time living in America. I wouldn’t want to live there forever, but I think it would be a great experience to work and live there for 6 months or a year! I have lived in France for a year during my university studies and I learnt so many things about myself. Moving to a different country can really give you some perspective on what you want from life. You meet so many new people and see different places. I came back from France a different person.
I think the biggest change is that it gave me the confidence to know I can do anything on my own. If I can pack up my things and live in a different country on my own, I can do anything! When I came back from France, I had planned to get on the train to London to meet a friend. I remember being at work and talking to a lady about my plans to go to London. She was shocked that I was getting the train all by myself! I didn’t bother telling her I had just come back from spending a year in France on my own as I didn’t want to blow her mind.
But I love that I no longer have a fear of travelling alone or being on my own. I really can do anything. I’m independent and fearless when it comes to things like that. Although now I have a baby, I won’t be travelling on my own for a while.
I’m probably a bit past the age to go off and move to a different country. Well, it’s not about the age – it’s about my lifestyle with a young child. But I still have little daydreams of escaping somewhere on my own, or living in a van and travelling around!
If I had to pick a city to spend a year in, it would be Los Angeles. There are many reasons to live in LA. The climate is one of the best things about it. There is sunshine all year round. There has never been a winter. It is also an ideal place for people who love nature, as there are mountains and beaches nearby.
People in LA are happy people – according to reports, LA has ranked the happiest city in America for three years in a row now! And they want to stay that way.
I fell in love with LA when I used to watch a lot of YouTubers who lived there. The place looked stunning and it was hustling and bustling with life!
So if you’re thinking of relocating to Los Angeles, here are some tips!
1. Know the area you want to live or work in
It is important to decide the area you want to live or work in before you start looking for housing. If you are not living in the city, you should find out what are the nearest suburbs and how far they are from your job.
If you are living in the city, there are a lot of factors that will influence your choice such as commute time, property prices, working hours, and so on.
2. Consider your price range for your apartment
The price range you’re considering for your LA apartment will depend on your budget. These days, prices vary from $2,000 to $5,000 a month.
3. Take your time looking for the right place
A lot of people are not careful when it comes to choosing the right place to live in. They look for a place and they move in even if it’s not the best. A good rule of thumb is to live in the location where you have your first job or study.
The reason behind this is that you will have more chances of meeting people with similar interests, which will increase your chances of making a new friend or finding your life partner. You will also be able to find a new job easier and it will be more managable for your family and friends to visit you without any trouble.
4. Keep in mind what you need and what you want in an apartment
Finding the perfect apartment is not always easy and it can be difficult to narrow down what you need in a new place. For starters, you should figure out how many bedrooms you want, what style of home do you prefer, where would be the best location for your new home or if you’re looking into a lease up apartment.
Looking at how much apartments costs in different areas will give you a good idea of what you can get for your money. If you want something a big bigger, than you can afford, then consider looking a bit further out and commuting.
Start looking at apartment rental websites as soon as possible to give you a good idea of what the prices are like in your preferred area.
5. Set a budget for what you’ll need to buy for your apartment
It’s important to set a budget for what you’ll need to buy for your apartment. This includes things like furniture and decoration. You should also think about the things you’ll need for your home, such as appliances or food.
The important thing is not to go over budget and spend more than you can afford. You don’t want to end up in debt because of this purchase and have to choose between food, rent, or bills.
You should also consider how much space you want (i.e., one-bedroom versus two). It’s better if it’s small so that it doesn’t take up too much of your time or money. While it might be tempting to get something more expensive if you can’t afford it go for the cheaper option so you still have money left over for exploring the area or other parts of the US!
Where would you like to live in America? Read more ways about how to find the best apartment here.