Leaving London

Today I am doing something that I never thought I'd do: I'm selling up and leaving London. I am deeply grateful that I got to own a flat in a city where people are scrambling to get on the property ladder. It was a godsend to have my own bolthole. But I am in a different place now and I want this next chapter in my life to be here in LA. Hedging my bets, keeping a door open on my old life would leave me in limbo. Half measures availed us nothing: for this to work I had to fully immerse myself and commit. It took a lot to get out here and I have faith that if I'm brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward me with a new hello. Sounds cheesy, but that is my experience. A clean slate. A blank canvas. A fresh start. 

Here are a few things I love about America....in no particular order:

Jerri Blank
Julia Louis Dreyfus (Veep)
Jeeps (Wrangler and Cherokee)
Star Wars
Its love affair with dogs
Stonewall/Black Cat
Gore Vidal
Mid-century California modernism
Houses on stilts hanging off hills
RuPaul
Bette Midler
Dolly Parton
Miley Cyrus
Sigourney Weaver
Barbra Streisand
Burt Bacharach
The Carpenters
Bill W
Pia Mellody
Austin
Ojai
Catskills
Silverlake
Tales of the City
Coca Cola + Root Beer floats
Jennifer Aniston
Frasier
Golden Girls
Jaws
Steel Magnolias
REM
Michael
Janet
Cher
Madonna
Fire Island
San Diego
Big Sur/Beaches
Great Outdoors/National Parks
Canyons/Coyotes
The sound of crickets at night
Big open roads of West Texas
Roseanne
Will & Grace
Obama (thanks to him gay marriage is legal nationwide as of June 26, 2015)
Hillary
Amy Sedaris
Teddy Thompson
Weejuns
John Grant
Murder She Wrote
Spanish Moss
Laura Linney
Marc Maron