Lets rewind a bit- I’m from Richmond, VA and have been here for just about a month. While I’m excited about this huge life change, I’m also very unsettled. I came out for a visit in February to see if I’d want to move out here and found that I loved it. Its beauty, the amount of things you can do here, and the beach of course! The California dream life seemed too good to be true. And I’m finding that statement to be somewhat true.
I can be too quick to judge sometimes, which makes it harder for me to change from bad to good, and I’m finding myself doing this here. Richmond is my home where all of my friends and family are and I left- for no reason other than to experience living somewhere else. I love my home, I love my family, and I love that I will be able to move back whenever I am fulfilled here. LA may be hugely different from Richmond, but I need to try and find the good or else my time here will be for nothing.
So when I say LA is a hard city to live in, not many people get it. The ones that do are from smaller towns like me except now they’re used to how the world runs here. I will get used to the traffic, the taking 20 minutes to get anywhere, the basically incapable thought of turning left at a stop light, and trying to find parking literally anywhere. The thing is, I don’t want to get used to it. Because for me, that’s not how I want to spend my days. I want to drive to a Target, park, get my shit and leave. Anyone feel me on this?
I’m going to enjoy every second here, I’m going to explore everything I can, and I’m going to the beach as often as possible! Knowing that I did it- I moved by myself across the country and that is enough for me. Home is waiting whenever I want to go back and I can’t wait.