Journey to Los Angeles

When I decided to move to Los Angeles, it was, at that point, the most liberating moment I had experienced. Although it seemed that it was just another sporadic, spur-of-the-moment decision that fit my usual style of living, this was actually a case of me saying “Yes” to a goal I had set for myself when I was in high school. What felt like spontaneity wasn’t spontaneity at all.

I have a soul similar to a gypsy, and felt alive and limitless. I had, only a year earlier, moved backed to my hometown Chicago after living in New Orléans for 6 years. I was working in the film industry, and once the projects I was working on wrapped, I was searching for another gig. I worked a few odd jobs, eventually landing a management position with a luxury handbag company, but was not happy. Once I said, “It’s time to move to Los Angeles”, it took me only two weeks to pack my belongings, have a going-away shindig, and there I was, on the road to La-La Land. Cheers to the pursuit of happiness!

The drive was an ambitious and nerve-wrecking task, especially because I was alone. One of the greatest aspects of the journey was that I had plenty of quiet time to think about what I wanted out of this upcoming experience.

Driving through Colorado was the roughest part of the journey. It wasn’t easy driving a packed, 2 door, rear-wheel drive, convertible sports car through the snowy Rocky Mountains. The exciting part, and always my favorite part of any journey, was the scenery, particularly in Utah. I pulled over to snap a few photos. It was beautiful at every turn, serene, and memorable.

After the 48 hour trip, I made it to the City of Angels, and knew that some of the best years of my life were about to begin.

One thought on “Journey to Los Angeles

  1. Nice eye, my friend. I often say that if one doubts the possibilty of God, they should just take a look in the sky. God has given us amazing art!



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