almost exactly one year ago i told my self i would be ready to make the move i've coveted since my first trip to new york city at age 12. well i'm doing it & couldn't feel more thrilled and ready. i already know how cold it's going to be. i already know that moving isn't easy. i already know they don't have a west coast mentality. i already know you must be happy where you are in order to be happy where you want to be. i already know "i could always come back". i already know this is where i belong. i love la i gave it a good 5yr run and 120 percent, but while a lot of my transplant friends that feel home when they're over looking the la skyline i've always felt like i belonged somewhere else. it comes down to the energy- and i've never felt energy like the kind in nyc. it's not for everyone, but it's for me. goals are so important & better yet so important you write them down specifically, why not be picky about your dreams & aspirations believe in them- believe you deserve them- accept nothing less. yes, i'm scared. yes, i have a lot of "things" that are going to be hard to part with. yes, i'm going to miss my family & la family SO much. yes, i'm going to get lost on the subway. but i can't think of a better time than now.
in retrospect i LOVE that my path began in la, the people i've met, the experiences i've had (good & bad) have all lead to personal growth that i'm deeply appreciative for on so many levels. i wouldn't have it any other way.