Lot 48: Why I'm Not In L.A.

November 22, 2012

Why I'm Not In L.A.

People keep asking me, "I thought you were going back to L.A.?"  I am really tired of answering that question and I know some of you are curious so here is my explanation.

1.  L.A. is the like the love of my life that proposed to me and asked me to settle down, put down roots, work hard and be a grown up.  I'm not in L.A. because I don't want to do that yet.  I don't want to settle down, I am not ready for that.  I plan on living in Los Angeles forever.  Seriously, I plan on dying there.  I am only 22, I am not done exploring the world and living life and having fun.

2.  Working in the entertainment industry is exhausting.  You have to work 16 hour days and network non stop and go to dinner and drinks and such with people.  You spend your weekends reading scripts and getting up early before work to write scripts.  It is so exhausting.  I want to spend some time enjoying free time before I do that.  College is finally over and I finally have free time for the first time in my life.  I want to spend some time enjoying that before I give it up.  And I'm tired.  Oh so very tired of being busy.  I want to just enjoy my homework free, stress free life.  For the first time in my life, I have no homework and I can do whatever I want and it is absolute bliss.  I want to enjoy that for a while.  I am taking a rest.

3.   I want more job experience first.  As I have been looking at requirements production companies require their applicants to have, every single one says "1-2 years experience as an assistant at a production company or agency."  This is tricky because how are you supposed to get that experience if everyone wants you to already have experience?  But the next best thing I can do is have work experience.  Work experience that involves a lot of responsibility, organizational tasks and assistant/reception tasks.  That is what my job is now.  Plus the pay is pretty good, allowing me to pay off my debt faster and save my money.  I feel I will have a better chance at getting a job in L.A.  if I have an impressive resume with awesome experience.

4.   I want to live in New York City first.  I have always wanted to live there and I really want to cross that off my bucket list before I settle down.  I should be able to move there within a year.  I need to pay off my debt first, which won't be done until May.  And then I am going to save for a few months before I go because I want to go with a significant amount of savings because NYC is so expensive.  I won't live there for long, probably just a year. 

So there you go; that is why I am not in L.A.  And I won't visit because I cannot handle leaving that city ever again.  Next time I go there, it will be to stay.  Forever.  I can't ever leave that city again, my heart would break. I really miss L.A.  So much, so incredibly much my heart aches for it.  But it's just not the right time.

And it is Thanksgiving, but I think we should all be thankful everyday of the year and not show our appreciation for one month out of the year.  Which is why I wrote a post back in April about things I'm thankful for

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