There seems to be two types of people when it comes to L.A. Those who love it and those who despise it. I have never met anyone who was on the fence about it. This city tends to have that effect on people.
I hadn’t spent much time in Los Angeles before calling it my home a little over two years ago. I just knew wholeheartedly that I needed to be here. No, I’m not an aspiring actor, musician, writer, comedian, etc. I’m not hoping to be discovered. But something was drawing me to this city.
As I sit here in the quirky cafe down the street (complete with pool table and it’s own enchanted forest) sipping my soy latte I can’t help but think, “man, I love L.A.” This city is so alive and every neighborhood offers something completely different from the next. Art, comedy, outdoors, shopping, food (oh. my. god. THE FOOD!)…anything you want is at your fingertips.
I have made some amazing friends here. More so than the entire 6 years I spent in the Bay Area (don’t get me wrong, I met some great people up there who I love dearly, but those friendships didn’t come about as quickly and easily as they have here).
Contrary to popular belief, people here are friendly, I can’t even count how many randomly awesome conversations I’ve had with complete strangers. This is a city full of characters and I adore it.
I recently moved to east Hollywood and I am minutes away from beautiful hiking trails. It’s refreshing to be able to step away from the hustle and bustle so effortlessly (ok, maybe not effortlessly, that hill is steep y’all!).
A day hasn’t gone by that I’ve regretted coming to the city of Angels. I am finally at home.
I would love to know your thoughts if you’ve ever been to this wondrous place!