A California Homecoming
This June I visited California for the first time since I moved back to the UK. It was a surreal experience, as it felt like somewhat of a homecoming, even though California never really felt like home whilst I was living there.
I went for my baby sister’s high school graduation (congrats, Sissybutt!), and brought Nathan along with me to show him the place where I ‘grew up.’
The whole thing was kind of a strange experience, as I’ve changed so much since moving back to the UK, and I could feel myself almost reverting to my sixteen-year-old self whilst we were there!
Northern California is truly a beautiful place (even if it is about a million degrees in the summer), and I’d almost forgotten just how gorgeous the surroundings are.
There were a few must-eats, like In-N-Out Burger and Krispy Kreme…
After all, you haven’t really been to America without burgers and doughnuts, right? And I had to show Nathan the best of each, so it’s completely justified…right?
It was wonderful to be able to show Nathan the place where I used to live, and where our relationship actually blossomed (long-distance relationships can work, after all)! Being able to share this part of my life with him was by far one of my favourite parts of the trip.
Of course, the trip wasn’t complete without a reunion with my three best friends. These guys are truly the most incredible people, and I feel so lucky to have them in my life. Yes, long-distance friendships suck, but I know no matter how much time passes between visits, we will always be best friends.
And, of course, being reunited with my puppy after three long years was one of the best feelings of all time ❤
I also put together a lookbook of some of my favourite outfits from the trip:
Overall, it was an amazing trip, and it made me realise how much I actually missed being there.