I’ve had the thought of moving out west in my mind for a couple years. Los Angeles is the central hub of the music industry, and I wanted to move to the middle of the action and get right to work. Professionally, it made sense. I started interning at a recording studio in the city and have since gotten hands-on experience working with professionals and clients that I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else. I liked the idea of starting a career here, but again it was a left-brain decision.
My moment was at Venice Beach during our third weekend. I had seen the professional side of the city, and tasted the cultural and social sides, but visiting Venice on a bright Saturday afternoon was like diving headfirst into a colossal cauldron of culture and creativity. Everywhere I looked I saw hundreds of exciting denizens of the City of Angels exploding with energy and creativity. This place has everything. I need to be here.
Leaving is going to be really tough — I’m just starting to feel at home.