Los Angeles is Creativity.
In the streets. In the air. In my soul.
In the man sitting next to me and the woman five cars behind.
Its lights, its streets, its culture, its sounds; Its feeling has found a place in my heart to settle – and now I am better.
New place, new people, new adventures…
Starbucks instead of Dunkin’
Crosswalks instead of jay walking
Pacific Ocean instead of Atlantic
Hip Hop instead of ballet
Meeting Natalie Portman instead of professors
Kale instead of lettuce
Sunshine instead of rain
Real world instead of the Elon bubble
Amazing instead of average
Woah. Hello. Unexpected.
Traveling. Getting lost. A lot. Is this Y?
Be professional! No exclamation points.
Answering phones. Scary.
Who are you people?
Dancers. Hip-hop. Intimidating.
Pictures. Editing. How?
Skate parks. Cages.
Adventure: Mulholland Dr., Abbot Kinney Blvd., Ventura Blvd.
Opportunity: Providence St. Joseph Hospital, Surgery, NoHo PAC.
Exploration: Romancing the Bean, Petty Cash Taqueria, MILK, The Waffle.
Craving: Black coffee, Boba tea, Avocado, Brunch.
Hard Work: Hunt, Rosas Danst Rosas, Wasteland.
Know my passion, pour myself into it; Anything’s possible here…
Closing time: MY time, EVERY time.
Roxy, Palladia, Avalon, El Rey
Harvard & Stone, The Viper Room, Bootleg, Whisky-a-Go-Go,
The Echo, The Satellite, The Mint, The Smell,
Amplyfi, Molly Malone’s, Black Rose Tavern, Saint Rocke
Los Globos, El Cid, The Troubador, Good Hurt
All those shows I never got to see
LA is the city for dreams and believers. No one word can describe this magical city and what it has to offer, but a few come to mind:
Inspiring Challenging Eye-opening
Open-minded Beaches Glam
Hope Desperation Poverty
Laughter Creativity Mountains
Sunsets Coffee Hope
Passion Perseverance Love
Longing for a dream to come true
Oceans and beaches on the weekends
Sunny weather every day of the week
New people, new places, new things
Graffiti on every wall
Everything you could ever want
Loving every moment
Every day filled with adventures
Sitting in traffic for hours
Driving down the Hollywood Freeway.
Listening to the same music, but it sounds different, more exciting.
This is what you’ve been waiting for.
So much work. So. Much. Work.
But you got here, you are a part of it and you can do anything you want.
Life is just beginning.
Not too hot during the day.
Not too cold at night.
Los Angeles, the City of Angels, what an incredible sight.
Avenues of bright lights and famous stars,
Street after street, jam-packed with cars.
Good times abound from downtown to the valley,
Nothing beats the groovy vibes of Cali.
L.A. is four million people. I’m often afraid to drive counter to all of these travelers. I’m afraid to look into the eyes of the homeless.
Yet, I LIVE here to meet the astonishingly inventive people who enjoy helping me succeed. I LEARN here so I can become like them.
Moving. Renting. Driving. Arriving.
Interning. Culver City. YouTubers. Polished. Blogging.
Networking. Lunch Breaks. Trader Joe’s. Donuts. Coffee. Guacamole.
Being a Tourist. Parking (Doesn’t exist) Child Actors (Unfortunately Exist).
Don’t Be Busy Or Tired. Do Say Yes. Don’t Say Like. Do Appreciate The City Before It’s Time To
Los Angeles has no country music stations. No fireflies. No green grass. No empty back roads.
But it’s okay.
There’s sand between my toes. There’s the sound of waves crashing. There’s an endless clear, turquoise ocean turning into a vast, deep blue sky. And there are still long summer nights.
Parking is hell
Emergency brakes exist
Hills do too
Humidity does not
Gas is expensive
Deers can be road kill
Hikes are rewarding
Juice is a verb… or can be used as such
Lemonade from lemonade is heavenly
Cameras make good sidekicks
Dancing in public is accepted
LA is pretty great
What you may call it: Los Angeles. LA. La-La Land. The City of Angels. City of Flowers and Sunshine. Big Orange. The Entertainment Capital of the World. Hollywood. Tinseltown. Beverly Hills. Shaky Town.
What I call it: My Dreams. My Town. My Future. My Inspiration. My Constant Drive. My LA.
Drive. Work. Drive. Project. Chill. Repeat.
Leave early. Read parking signs twice.
Be glad you’re there. Make yourself an indispensable team member. Be a god of interning.
Do good work. Work with people who know what they’re doing.
7080 Hollywood Boulevard, Matt, Nilda, MLC, fate, red carpets, beaches, Malibu, sunsets in canyons, gratitude, Romancing the Bean, chai lattes, Highland, Trader Joes, Toluca Lake, Venice, parking tickets, trendy, pure bliss, fear, living in small moments, happiness, connections, new experiences, unexpected challenges, change, never wanting to leave –> growth.