I had always hated LA. From the moment I found out that we were moving to California, I hated everything that had to do with California. Whether it be the palm trees or endless sunshine, everything that attracted people to California, I loathed. I didn't believe LA was a city at all. Rather, it is a clusterf*** of disjointed neighborhood spread across the expanse of the county. But as the years went on, I warmed up to the idea of living where other people vacation. I learned to embrace the sunshine, the drives up and down PCH, the most authentic Chinese food in the US, the fact that concerts will always make a stop nearby and the fact that I live near numerous celebrities and billionaires. I learned to foster a thrill in living on the edge of glory.
I have always had my head in the clouds. Ever since I was a young child, I was always more interested in the fluffier elements of things, the pretty aspects, the happy endings. But growing up, I learned about the more serious issues in the world and my part in the broader scope of the global community. Through high school role models and now in a college environment, I feel more than I ever have before a sense of urgency to be more literate, which I hope to channel through this blog.
So what is this blog going to be? Most likely more deeply reflective posts littered among feature-like vignettes of the quirks of Los Angeles. I want to be able to apply my liberal arts education to life and the world around me and I hope that you will follow me through this "hometown" journey in anticipation for the next journey abroad.
After all, Life off Sunset Boulevard can't be boring.