Los Angeles, CA
So this transition.
Being from Texas, the proudest state in the US (yes I can say that, it's my blog), moving to California really hasn't been as big of a change as I thought. I get asked most frequently, what's stood out the most to you so far?
That California is just as proud as Texas. And in the USA, they are probably the two most self-aware of their status.
I moved from one proud state to the other.
Things I've encountered:
I'm fortunate enough to live a couple blocks from the UCLA campus, which means that everything I could possibly need is within walking distance. And coming from someone who spends about 8 hours on the road M-F, that's a huge thing. I bought a bike and have put some serious miles on it already. Part of being (adopted) Californian. My condo with my wonderful roommate, Jessica, is 4 miles from the ocean. Santa Monica and Venice are accessible. It's a safe ride, and I've already taken advantage of it multiple times.
Side note: Pictured below, you may notice some gold detailing on my arm. These are called flash-tattoos, and I am absolutely obsessed.