A (Not So) Little Life Update

life update

I feel like this post is much needed. Not even sure I posted any life update since I started this blog back in February 2017. So much can happen in a year. As far as I am concern, things started to get much faster last September. And now everything is coming together.

Forgive me if I have waited so long to say anything. I just did not want to jinx it. The time has come now to tell it all.

Last August, my boyfriend (now husband) flew out to New York for a job interview with a lab within NYU. He got the job on the spot and we had to actually start planning for a big move. His starting date was February 4th so there was indeed a lot to do in a few months. We also decided to get married.

A small wedding in Edinburgh with our close families and respective witnesses. Everybody came for a long weekend in Scotland and it was honestly such a great weekend. Especially considering we all come from different countries (France for me, Germany for him) and everybody speaks different languages. Good thing his mum speaks French, my mum and brother speak German, and everyone else speaks English!

Philip, my husband (feels weird to call him that, but it is also super satisfying), flew out to NYC at the beginning of February. I applied for my visa shortly after, when I got all the required documentation, had my interview on the 4th of March at the US Embassy in London and my visa approved on the day.

I booked a one way flight to New York and am getting ready for the big move. Both notices at work and for my flat have been given. My last day at work is the 12th of April and I will be leaving the United Kingdom on the 19th of April, to stay two weeks in France with my family. My mum is coming to London from Normandy with the car to help me pack up and move out. She is also coming to pick up the kitten because he is not allowed on the Eurostar and would cost too much to transport on the plane.

Then, I will be flying out to New York on the 1st of May to join my husband. I can’t wait! And can’t contain my excitement! It is not over. My visa does not come with a work permit. I will have to apply once there and then wait three to five months to be able to work in the US. However, due to a fiscal convention between France and the US, I will be able to work as a freelancer in the US while having a business address in France (my parents’ home).

Thus, I will give a go to being a full-time blogger!


A new adventure begins! And also, as mentioned earlier this year, I will (try to) commit to Youtube too. I had aimed at starting filming videos in February but failed miserably. I am actually waiting to be home in Normandy to start as I have a few ideas that can’t be put into life in my London flat. Indeed, I have decided to do DIY, book club and movie related videos. Plus the occasional NYC vlogs!

That’s all for this life update for now, but I feel like it is quite big already! I am moving to New York! The closer it gets, the more real it becomes! And now that I have my visa and flight, I can tell for sure it is really happening!

I have moved a lot in the past years and lived in many places. France, New Zealand, Italy, Scotland, England, and now the US… New York no less. OMG. Excuse my excitement but yeah, I am pretty hyped!

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Have you lived abroad? If so, where and how long? Considering moving to the US or anywhere else for a few years? Anything life update to share?

Thanks a lot for stopping by. Hope you liked this post.

See you soon.


  1. March 14, 2019 / 11:36 am

    This is indeed a big life update. Thank you for sharing with us, and I hope full time blogging works well for you.

  2. March 14, 2019 / 5:07 pm

    This is so exciting and I’m so happy for you both omg! It’s always been my absolute dream to live in NYC and my boyfriend and are planning on moving there for a little while after we’ve been travelling! Good luck to you both and enjoy every minute! xx

  3. March 14, 2019 / 5:09 pm

    Oh my God!! So much has happened. I saw on instagram that you got married and had to take a second look to make sure I read it right. Huge congratulations! This is all so exciting. Good luck giving the full time blogging a go. I hope it all goes well for you ?


  4. March 14, 2019 / 5:10 pm

    Wow you’ve been busy! Congrats on the marriage and congrats to your husband to securing his job. Best of luck for the move & full time blogging xxx

  5. March 14, 2019 / 5:17 pm

    Omg this is such a big life update! So much has happened for you! Congrats on it all, getting married, the big move and going full time blogging! This is super exciting and I wish you all the best!!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk

  6. March 14, 2019 / 5:20 pm

    Obsessed with the photos in this post! You look amazing! I love your life updates, I’ll miss you so much but i am so excited for you in New York!
    Hels xx

  7. March 14, 2019 / 5:24 pm

    This is such fantastic news! I am so happy for you, and I look very much forward to your NYC updates. I hope all things are going to work out fine for you – knock on wood ofc.

  8. March 14, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    Oh, congratulations on your marriage, what lovely, lovely news! How exciting to be moving to NYC and best of luck with the full time blogging too, I’m sure you’ll be ace. Honestly, I know this sounds weird but I can’t stop smiling for you, haha. Andy beautiful pics too BTW, as always!

    Lisa x

  9. Jenny in Neverland
    March 14, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    Okay wow, that is QUITE the update Corinne! Firstly, congrats on your wedding. A small intimate ceremony sounds just perfect and you’ve got quite the mix of countries in your family. Moving to New York is SUCH a huge experience – I’d love to see posts about it (if you wanted to of course!) Very best of luck with the move! <3

    Jenny in Neverland

  10. March 14, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    This is soooo exciting, NYC wow!!! You’re gonna have so much fun. Congrats on the move.

  11. March 14, 2019 / 8:09 pm

    Oh wow congratulations! It’s certainly been a life changing few months for you, bet it has felt like a bit of a whirlwind at times. Congratulations on your wedding. And best of luck for the move and I hope things settle really quickly for you. I for one am excited to hear all about your adventures and what you get up to in New York!

  12. March 14, 2019 / 8:32 pm

    So awesome. NYC is so fun. I visited there once and I am longing to go back. There’s so much to do.

  13. March 14, 2019 / 10:27 pm

    Oh my goodness what a huge change for you! I wish you the best of luck in your soon to be new life in New York and I am sure you will do amazingly being a full time blogger as well, the US seems to have so many more opps than the UK!

  14. March 15, 2019 / 3:30 am

    Wow, so many changes for you! Congrats and well wishes on everything. By the way, I absolutely adore your outfit in your photos!

  15. March 15, 2019 / 9:18 am

    Congrats! the news sound major! woop-woop!

    And your outfit is lovely! So playful and chic! Could love it more!

  16. March 15, 2019 / 9:19 am

    congrats for the wedding! I’ve never been to Edimburgh but it sounds like a dreamy place to get married.

  17. Sundeep
    March 15, 2019 / 10:33 am

    Congratulation to both for the marriage. And good to know that now you are full time blogger. Success is on the way. Rock it

  18. leah
    March 15, 2019 / 2:31 pm

    aww yay! congrats to you for all the awesome changes and becoming a full time blogger!

  19. Jaime Nicole
    March 15, 2019 / 2:43 pm

    Wow, those are some huge life changes! Congrats on your move and WELCOME TO NY! It’s one of my favorite places in the world – I’m upstate but go to the city whenever I can.

  20. March 15, 2019 / 3:31 pm

    I can totally relate with you! So many things has happened to me too. Just got married and also just moved to Norway with my husband. I hope everything goes well with your new adventure!

  21. Monidipa Dutta
    March 15, 2019 / 6:15 pm

    This was indeed a very big update sweety. However, yes many things can happen in a year. And yeah u look lovely as usual.

  22. March 15, 2019 / 7:17 pm

    That’s a lot of exciting news! Congratulations on the new marriage and long distance move!

  23. March 15, 2019 / 8:12 pm

    This is soo exciting!! I’ve been following you for a while now and ALWAYS love your pictures so I cannot bloody wait to see all your fabulous New York fashion snaps! I’m so happy for you and hope it goes incredibly well, I’m taking a trip to New York in November so there’ll be like a one in a million chance I’ll bump into you, haha! Good luck my lovely!
    Alice Xx

    • whatcorinnedid
      March 15, 2019 / 8:34 pm

      Thank you. I am so excited! I can’t wait for May! Well, we can also set up a coffee date if you have time 😉 xx

  24. March 15, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    Wowza! You’ve had a busy few months Corrine, how exciting for you to be moving to NYC too! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous in this post, and I can’t wait to see your YT content too!

    Kayla | http://www.kaylajayne.co.uk

  25. March 15, 2019 / 9:03 pm

    Wow, what incredible news! I wish you all the best for your next chapter and can’t wait to see what you get up to xx

  26. March 16, 2019 / 3:32 am

    wow! This is a big time update! Congrats on all the new things you have going on in your life. (and I am LOVING the flower work you are standing under. So beautiful)

  27. March 16, 2019 / 8:47 pm

    Wow, what a life update this was! Congratulations on both the wedding and the big move. How bloody exciting to be moving to New York!! I’m sure it’ll be absolutely amazing and best of luck with it all. I went to New York last November and it was awesome. Can’t even imagine how cool it would be to live there!


  28. March 17, 2019 / 7:47 am

    I love the outfit. You look amazing in it. And congrats on the wedding and the future prospects. New York is quite a city to be in as far as the States. Lots of fashion and theater opportunities there. And good luck putting yourself into being a full-time blogger. I am sure you will do amazingly well with it. Sending out good thoughts to you and the husband.

  29. March 17, 2019 / 9:43 pm

    Wow congratulations! This is major, what an exciting time for you. New York looks amazing, its on our list for next year!

  30. March 18, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    Congratulations on your big move to the NYC and getting married! So exciting you have the opportunity to become a full time blogger as well! I can’t wait for your YouTube channel to start, I’ll be there to watch 🙂

    Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com/

  31. ohmummymia
    March 18, 2019 / 10:31 pm

    Getting married it’s really big! congrats:) you were really busy lately and with your Youtube channel you will be even more/1 but I think it’s positive:)

  32. Megha
    March 20, 2019 / 2:10 am

    Congrats on your move. Hope you will enjoy your stay. Btw I loved your jacket.

  33. March 26, 2019 / 11:21 am

    Wow! How amazing! Good Luck with your move!

  34. March 26, 2019 / 7:29 pm

    It sounds like you have had quite a lot going on. Congratulations on your wedding and the big move! I hope that everything goes amazing for you as you begin to adjust to new life. Thanks for sharing!

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