Monday, July 17, 2017

First Summer in LA Update

I haven't updated my blog in a while because I've been so busy. Since my last blog post, I have treated myself to a weekend to Palm Springs; dedicated 24 hours of volunteer time to the LA Film Festival; participated in a short internship that was a dud; continued to have phone and in person interviews for jobs; continuing to learn more about the transition job I'm currently at; house sitting 4 cats and a dog for six weeks at a discount of rent; and preparing for my mother to come for a short visit this coming weekend.

It's good to be very busy, but I'm trying to enjoy myself and also enjoy living in my new surroundings of LA County. I find myself trying to remind myself to pace my life and that all good things will come to me in time. It was an incredible life change just moving here on my own with not a lot of money and  no job lined up. But with all things considered, I'm lucky and doing well... but, I could be doing better: living my dreams. I created the image above with words of inspiration that just came to me. I think it's spot on. I often think about all the planning and hard work that got me to this point, and I look back on those crazy days with a sense of pride in myself. And I know that in a year's time, I'll look back at my challenges now and be even more proud of what I accomplished, but in my next step in life, I WILL have that dream job or at least be at the dream company that will allow me to pave a dream career.  But these things take time, and I'm in the most over populated city in the country, competing with people just as ambitious, educated and skilled as I am. So things are going to work out for me, I just have to keep at it and I'll get the job and home I have dreamed of for a long time.