Yesterday I realized that I allowed something so big be something so little in my life.
Can you think of something like that in your life?
Sometimes life gets crazy and we prioritize the easy way to make it smooth sailing. Little do we know is that the enemy loves to see us slow down or get behind on the calling God has for us. Don’t let him win.
Yes, life is surely a big bundle but all will work out as it should if you stay persistent on the things you have truly found to be a part.
I’ve realized mine yesterday and took back control of it today. I hope you will too.
On this day one year ago, I made the difficult decision to leave home and move to LA. I felt like God was calling me to pursue my dreams so I went. Well, a year has gone by and I've learned a lot about myself as well as noted some observations I've made while living in LA.
1. Good pizza, and I'm talking like Brooklyn-style, Italian family owned pizza, is such a rarity out here. I almost feel sad for anyone who have never had the satisfying pleasures of a New York slice. 2. Speaking of slices, they don't sell pizza by the slice. When they do it's about six to seven dollars which means it's better to get a whole pie. Yeah, I don't get it either. 3. Plastic surgery is everywhere. No surprises there. 4. A lot of people freelance compared to the typical 9-5 like in New York. 5. Horrible drivers. I thought New York was bad but I was wrong. Now, of course it's not everyone, but in New York driving is like organized chaos at times as in LA it's just randomized chaos. 6. Traffic is the worst. 7. Bars close at 2am. Now I know it sounds like I'm bashing on LA but I have some good observations as well. For starters, the weather's beautiful, almost everyone is a starving artist, and the boba (or bubble tea for my peeps back home) is actually better here. Also, I think people out here eat healthier. Brunch is lovely.
Going deeper, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't hard at first living in a small studio by myself. I felt lonely and alone and even cried one night asking God what I was doing here. It was a rough few of months and things in my life needed to be put on hold but I slowly adapted to living here, meeting new people, and building relationships. Of course, my fam was with me emotionally whenever I needed to talk which I am forever grateful for. I'm definitely more of an extroverted introvert now than I was back home. I learned to fend for myself while maintaining my Brooklyn roots. Das wassup. I also got plugged into a church which I love and a life group where I've made amazing friendships that keep me rooted in Christ.
All this to say, LA's been good to me. A year has passed and it's made me stronger. Here's to continuous growth, learning and everlasting friendships.