It has officially been one month since I moved to the golden coast of California.
This cross country move was motivated by desire for change, seeking new opportunities, a different environment and hopes for a creative renewal. For years I felt stagnant and unsure what I really wanted for my future but fully knowing my current situation wasn’t quite it. Maybe later this year I will write a full post in more detail on my reasons for moving.
I am happy to be able to say that after only a month in Los Angeles I have accomplished way more than I anticipated and I am just getting started.
So after a month in L.A. here is what I’ve learned…
- The traffic is as bad as “they” say. “They” being anyone who has ever been in L.A.
- Don’t go to Whole Foods after 3pm, rather, just don’t go anywhere after 3pm if you can help it
- You can live without a car in Los Angeles but depending on your neighborhood/lifestyle, it might not be ideal
- 57 degrees sounds warm, but unless you’re in the sun you’ll definitely want a jacket
- Dry heat vs humidity is a legitimate reason for 57 degrees to feel cold
- You’ll need more sweaters than you think
- GrubHub is king of delivery services and you’ll quickly become addicted to ordering food
- Amazon Prime with same day delivery is a lifesaver
- People are friendlier than you’d think
This past month has been a blur with so much transition and adjusting to my new surroundings. I am glad I am taking photos to help me remember. I started a daily photo project, I am keeping it private for only my friends and family for now, mainly for safety reasons, but am working on a way to incorporate it into this blog to share the journey with you!