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I am having an affair with California

I love being in Georgia with my family and friends, but there's something about California that keeps me coming back for more.

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January 2010- I moved out to California to begin a journey with myself and start fresh. The trials and tribulations I experienced in the two years that I lived there was all well worth it. I learned a lot being on my own. Weather it was good or bad, the experiences i went through contributed to who I am today and it all makes sense in a 'universe coming together' kind of way.

To sum up some of my journey-
I began a job as a receptionist for my Aunt who is a family doctor. I engaged in new friendships. I spent a lot of quality time with my cousins, Aunts,and grand parents. I got a gym membership. I bought a car. I drove up and down the coast, seeing all the beautiful beaches. I shopped at Ralph's and Trader Joe's a lot. I ate YogurtLand, a lot. I sold Avon. I partied in Hollywood with my best friends for a summer. I spent time in Malibu, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Huntington Beach, and Venice. I spent a lot of money. I gained a taste for new genres of music. I drove to Vegas. I high fived nearly everyone in Vegas on an April night. I died my hair red. I made a best friend. I made a few best friends. One was Swedish. I met people from all over the world. I got a medical marijuana card. I smoked a lot of different pot. I realized I don't like pot. I met famous people. I partied at houses worth over a 3 million dollars. I got pushed in a hot tub with all my clothes on because I asked to be pushed. I drank wine in a roof top hot tub over looking LA. I visited all the tourist attractions. I realized TV portrays Hollywood to be quite different than what it really is. I realized a lot of people do drugs. I don't do drugs. I think San Diego is a lovely place. I think the California burrito is over rated. A California burrito has french fries in it. I do not enjoy that. I quit my job. I became a live in nanny. I lasted as a live in nanny for a month. I moved to LA. I met a boy. I fell in love. We went ice skating. We took a Hollywood tour. We saw celebrities exiting the Grammy Awards. We saw a riot in the streets. We climbed to the top of Runyon canyon. We danced to James Brown many mornings. When we went grocery shopping, we did work. We made friends with bums. We lived inside a mp3 player. I became a regular at a corner store. I told an officer I was sorry for wearing a Safari hat. I worked an event at the Santa Monica pier handing out free Double Tree cookies. I made 100 bucks. I stole a water from the trust system at a park. I had a picnic at the park with hot food that I made for my bf and I. I learned how to throw a frisbee, and throw it well. I got in below freezing water at Laguna Beach. I climbed a rock that stood over 40 feet. I ate at In and Out. I got a job at a talent agency. I hated it. I quit. I had the best sushi of my life. I danced in the street. I heckled Tom Green at a comedy club. I sat next to Will I Am on a flight to LA in first class. I spoke to him about life and relationships. I made peanut butter out of airplane peanuts with him. I went to Jay Leno. I shook his hand. I won a Tshirt. I went to a Dodgers game. I did not like the Dodger dogs [over rated]. I had Horchata for the first time. I had interesting conversations with interesting people. I started questioning what love is. I went to my first music festival in San Francisco. I learned what heady means. I learned what Pachouli means, well what it smells like. I drove across country twice. I made music. I listened to new music. I was a movie extra. I auditioned for a TV show for fun. I got a call back. I had no head shots at the time to follow through. damn it. Life got sad. Life got happy. Through it all I made some awesome memories and will keep them close to my heart. I will always go back to Cali.

August 2011- My roots pulled me back home. But not for long! Kgowherenext?

Posted by kGoWhereNext 12:07 Archived in USA Tagged california cars festivals friends fun life music money relationships

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