It's been almost four months since I've revisited this blog. It's neat to re read and skim through older entries and see my perception of this city grow and develop over time. As of the other day, I've lived in Los Angeles for seven months... and what a seven months it has been. But the amount of months is merely just a number to me..it's the number of experiences, downfalls, opportunities and the things that I have seen in seven months that blows me away. Since the last time I wrote, I visited home for the first time to attend my 7th Austin City Limits Music Festival...
And while it rained the whole time and I left Austin terribly sick- it was an incredible weekend spent surrounded with good music and great people. I returned back to Los Angeles refreshed, revived, ready and eager to go back to work and continue my life in LA!
A few weeks after my trip to Austin, my two dear friends Allison and Kelly flew out to spend a long weekend with me...
That weekend we rode bikes from Venice to Santa Monica, explored the Hollywood sign and the Sunset strip, went to the infamous hair salon that Britney Spears shaved her head at, shopped and ate a lot, laughed a lot, danced a lot and some how all ended up with new ear piercing and I got a second tattoo.. It was a weekend to remember!
It was a few weeks later that I decided to move from my little guest house in Hollywood to an area in the hills outside of Santa Monica called Brentwood. This quaint place was closer work, had a view of the ocean, and a lovely small town and friendly feel. So, the month of November was spent packing and transporting my stuff from one side of the city to the other. I have no idea how I moved everything from Texas to California in my little car in 2 days...but yet it took me almost two weeks to get every thing moved just down to the coast. Buuuut long story short-I lived there a few months and then ended up moving again.. Long story. Anyway, I fell in love with a little studio guest house in Beverly Hills over looking the whole city and canyon which is where I live now.
Above is a picture that my mom took of me leaving my new place...I haven't had a chance to take any pictures but will be sure to post some tomorrow! The studio is lovely though. While it's a much smaller space than I was previously living in, my furniture fits in nicely and It has a homey, comfortable feel. It's so nice to actually look forward to coming to home in the evening and to feel as though you never want to leave.
The parties and people i've seen and met make me giggle and keep me entertained... I never thought i'd be actually living this "dream" that I had all of my life. And I never thought I'd go from looking at hollywood stars in OK magazine to looking at them from across the room, ha! I can't wait to have more time to write about about the events of the past months... I wish I had the time and energy to recap on my first Christmas by myself, my trip for New Years in Austin, and more about the things I've been doing, work, people, and places I've gone but I'm exhausted and want nothing more to finish my dinner, watch a sappy lifetime movie and go to sleep. One of these days I'll post about the more lighter and happy things, my new friends, pictures of this beautiful city, and further discussion of some of the lessons and things I've learned since I moved out here on my own....oyvey.