Farewell Los Angeles
If you would’ve asked me a year ago, if I ever thought I’d leave LA, I would’ve said absolutely not.
Living in Los Angeles was a dream of mine since I was a young girl, who loved driving through the city at night with her dad, looking at the city lights and wondering what the lives of the people who lived there were like, and a dream of the high school girl who would watch The Hills on repeat dreaming of what life would be like after graduation.
So at 17, I packed my bags and headed off to the big city for fashion school & almost 7 years flew by!
It made me reconsider what I wanted from life and made me redefine what success & happiness meant to me.
I have always wanted to travel the world. It’s one of the reasons why I wanted to work in the fashion industry. But I ended up putting my career first for so long that I neglected the other areas of my life.
I recall a conversation with a good friend back in the summer of 2019. Tearfully, I told her I felt like I was watching everyone else live full lives and I was tired of not living mine. I was burnt out after years of putting school and career first. I was tired of pinning photos of places I’d never been to my Pinterest board, and I decided 2020 would be the year I finally got to travel and explore the world. We all know how that turned out.
Once I no longer had a job tying me to LA, I realized that the reasons why I said I’d never leave, no longer seemed so concrete. A world of possibility opened up: once close relationships moved online, I had no commitment to an apartment plus the ability to run my business from my laptop.
So, I picked a city in a part of the country I’d never been before with history, that is close to the water, and is within driving distance of so many places on my bucket list of places I want to travel.
I sold what couldn’t fit in my car, packed my bags, & took the weeklong 2,500-mile road trip to my new home in Savannah, Georgia.
While I don’t know how long I’ll stay or where I’ll go after, I’ve seen more of the US in the last month than I have in my entire life. I am having the best time reconnecting with myself and exploring my new home!