5 Things I’ve Learned While Living in Los Angeles
Oh what a time to be alive! I’ve been receiving so many questions about my life here in Los Angeles that I decided to answer some of your questions in today’s post. I’m sharing with you 5 things I’ve learned since moving to LA. Let’s get right into it…
I’ve been here a few times before I finally decided to move, and I must say I learned pretty quickly that LA is a huge ass city! Most of my friends and people that I know live near me, which is to my advantage. But, it is possible to have a friend who lives in Santa Monica that you probably will see like twice a month. If you’re used to living in a small city, then traveling 15 minutes to get to most places is normal to you. Here, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour to go from one end to the other. And if you’re planning a family trip, make sure you keep in mind its hard to do 2 or 3 things in one day. Plan ahead! In LA everything is distance, not time. Traffic is no joke! Lucky for me though, I don’t drive yet haha, so everything I need is within walking distance right in my neighborhood. By the way – West Hollywood is the BEST neighborhood in LA…I’m not bias or anything…
Although there are a ton of places that close early during the weekdays, there are equally a bunch of cool spots to hang out in past sleeping hours. As you can imagine, the west coast vibe is pretty chill, so you can always find a place to have dinner and drinks. Also, if you’re addicted to tacos like me, that you’ll love the convenience of endless taco food trucks. They are literally everywhere. The BEST tacos are on Leo’s Tacos Truck on Sunset Blvd. – you’ll thank me later.
ha! I bet some of y’all couldn’t wait for this one! Well, I have been on a few dates here in LA. Some have been great, others, not so much. In all fairness, there are some good guys in this city – they’re just taken! My options are a bit limited, I think. And, I’ve been told that its going to take a very secure man to be with a girl like me. I think I can agree with that. I do a lot, which can be intimidating for some guys, but for the right guy, I’ll be just enough. Also, this is a city where everyone is hustling and working so hard to “make it.” So its easy to fall into the “I’m always hustling” cycle, and completely put dating on the back burner. I had the most amazing date with a handsome guy (on my birthday) and we had great chemistry. Sparks were flying, but in the end it didn’t work out. I was low key salty I wasted my birthday with such a douche! He would tell me the usual things a girl wants to hear – “I miss you, can’t wait to see you,” and blah blah. But he put his work first, and didn’t make an effort to spend one evening with me. Those are the guys to stay away from ladies! Most likely he has a girlfriend, or is running away from any real commitment and just wants a hook up. Run baby girl, run! Most guys here are just searching for a fling, and its very rare that you will find someone who is ready to commit and be in a real relationship. I’m not saying true love is impossible to find, but it is a challenge! However, as a true Pisces, I believe in love…and know that he’s out there – somewhere hehe.
I love meeting new people, and although forming genuine friendships in a place like LA can be a challenge, I do believe that there are good people out there. I got my latest client just by having a conversation with someone at a coffee shop. Yes, some people can be weird AF here lol (if you’re from the east coast, then you get what I mean), but don’t be afraid to put yourself out there sometimes and have a conversation with someone. You never know where it will lead!
I will shamelessly admit that my number one reason for moving out here was the weather. I am a beach and sunshine girl at heart. For me, weather plays a huge part of my mood and my productivity. I am not a happy winter person! I wanted to live in a place where its warm, sunny and beautiful. Now don’t get me wrong – it definitely gets chilly here, and there is a short rainy “season,” but for the most part the weather is gorgeous. In my neighborhood – West Hollywood – I can overlook the hills, and take a 5 minute walk up the road to Melrose Ave. I can go for a run outside, and have breakfast on my porch overlooking beautiful views. Living in LA definitely has its perks!
With 3 months down, I think so far I’ve done pretty well so far. The struggle is mad real, but its so worth it. As time goes on, I’ll share more things that I’ve learned, and I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Thanks so much for reading babe, I’ll see you right here next week. All my luv, xx