livin’ the dream
So far I’ve signed up for Spanish class and am researching sewing classes. My roommate moves in at the end of the month, and I will be joining the communal farm next week. In the meantime I’m gradually reconnecting with people and social outlets.
I’ve decided to pass on applying for those jobs in my field and will give it another two or three months of job searching before I reconsider caving.
I’m really doing this.
What great news! 🙂
So what is it like not being in Los Angeles? Is there less traffic, less entitled trend wearing women around? Or does it seem second tier somehow? I would love to leave big city life- but wonder what I would miss.
The traffic has actually grown a lot here because it’s gotten quite trendy, but the distances and the amount of traffic are still on a much lesser level. Already I’ve been invited to parties and asked to meet up for lunches and events– I can’t imagine getting that kind of welcome if I returned to L.A., if only because my friends there are scattered over such great distances and are constantly moving themselves. On the whole this is a more welcoming place and it feels like people are looking to have fun and socialize as opposed to working on their careers all the time.
It was an adjustment to leave a city that seems like it is in the “center” of things, as L.A. and N.Y.C. tend to feel, but I kept remembering how that yoga teacher in my college town, the one who had left N.Y.C., had told me that she felt that way at first and then stopped caring.
It seems like I can replicate almost the entirety of my L.A. life here, with the exception of diversity of ethnic food and restaurants that deliver to your home. And of course the feeling of being around people who are (or might) make it “big time.” But I felt like I could waste a lifetime in L.A. being on the periphery and somehow thinking I was in the thick of things.
As I run errands I’ve been meeting men who own small businesses and are content with running something small where they can be their own boss. That’s much different than L.A., but it is likely a happier way of life.
You are really doing it. Go girl. I admire your bravery and am glad that in these early days, there are enough positives happening to keep you feeling good. Long may that continue.
Thank you! I have really had to push myself through every single step of this. My inclination is to fall back into intertia.