Well, I have lived here for over a month now. My consensus? Best move of my life. I needed a change. I wasn't able to live up to my full potential while in Tahoe. Now, don't get me wrong, of course I miss the small town life style. The simplicity. But at the end of the day when it comes down to it, I am ten times more happy here in Los Angeles.
I do miss counting down for the opening of Boreal, and the positive energy level that floats around in the lift line about 'how many days' you have in so far. Now, instead of counting ski days, I am counting the number of photo shoots that I am going to cram into a week. A complete lifestyle change.
Everyday that I go out and explore the city there is an unexplainable feeling that I take in. Day-in and day-out I am surrounded by people from all different means of the world. Different cultures, different social classes, different educations, different everything. It makes you appreciate life so much more. I love watching all the different peoples demeanor's. We all handle life differently, it is always so nice to take a second out of your day and watch and learn about others.
I wake up on Friday and can't wait for my weekend to get over. I get so excited for class on Monday. I have never been so excited about school before in my life. I was telling my dad about it today on the phone. After we hung up I thought 'what on earth would I be doing in Truckee right now'? Where would I be living, what would I be doing for work? Besides getting some pre-seasons ski days in I would probably be miserable -- just another mud season. Yuck.
There is so much to take in while living in the city -- it is amazing. This is just the place for me. I never thought I would be so thankful for busting my knee last spring. If it wouldn't have been for the run on Hornets nest on March 10th I could possibly still be sitting back in Truckee.
I haven't gone out a on the town yet (aside from the movie premiers that I have gone to with friends). I sit at home watch movies, drink wine, eat delicious food and lose a sense of everything by drifting off into my creative world. This is a side of me that I have always wanted to let come out.
I am so grateful that I have had all the experiences that I have had so far. I wouldn't trade them for the world. This place is amazing. I can't wait for what the future will bring.
I hope you are living life to the fullest!