As it happens, moving to a new city, along with diving into part-time work and full-time school can be… overwhelming. This is, after all, what I signed up for… but being in school full-time, with a passion to excel, can leave very little time for exploring, photographing and writing.
Instead, daily life has become a new exploration. I ride a bus into Silver Lake 3 days a week and work at a neat little restaurant that a few celebrities have visited. I ride my bike to school everyday through Hollywood with a full view of mountains and palm trees and unfamiliar things. I am finding excitement in the ordinary, and for now, that will need to be enough. I suppose much of life is being able to accept what you can and cannot do, for me, I want to complete school. In order to do that successfully, other areas of my life must hit a pause button. I can accept this reality, but it is bittersweet as my new home is so photogenic and there are so many fun tales to tell.
For today, I have decided to share with you the few photographs that I have taken since moving to the City of Angels. Many of these photos were taken before beginning school, as I was anticipating I would be able to photograph, edit, blog, study, work, cook and sleep silmultaneously. My naivety was astounding, to say the least.
Alas, and with deep pride, I present the before photos, please enjoy, and thank you for viewing, universe.
Cue: Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Under the Bridge”
Universal City Walk
The trail to Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier
Amoeba records, Hollywood
Again, Santa Monica
Downtown LA as observed from Griffith Park
Griffith Park Mountains