Yesterday was 5 years in LA for me. (And Sophie!) I am nowhere near where I thought I would be.
I’ve had injuries, surgeries, large amounts of grief, mental health issues and lots of wonderful care. I’ve been poor. I’ve been doing pretty ok. I’ve been on a mountain. At the beach. Stuck in traffic. Had my car towed. I’ve done some acting. Some training. Some complaining. I’ve been a producer, a server, a hiker and, too many times, a patient. I’ve chatted with Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Beyoncé, Sia, Will Ferrel, Bette Miller, and way too many others to count here. I’ve been ecstatic, content and happy and I’ve been desperately, desperately depressed. And I’ve done all this living in a large studio apartment in the most Hollywood place you can live in Los Angeles. Hollywood Blvd in front of me. The Hollywood sign in my backyard. Across from the Chinese Theatre. Just a 10min walk to the Hollywood Bowl. Where the Beatles (and Admiral Twin!) have played. With homelessness just outside my door.
Today is 5 years and 1 day. Am I who I thought I would be? No way, Jose.
However, today I am leaning in to being of service to others - which lemme tell ya - was never on my radar.
I have no flippin idea what to expect.
But I feel pretty f*cking prepared.
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