I haven’t written in this blog, once again, in a long ass time! I have been living in LA, having the best of times and the worst of times, for roughly the past 3 years. I am ready to go home though! I miss my family and friends and I want to start a permanent life with Coleen. LA never felt permanent. It was an adventure meant to get us out of routine, try to jump start our careers, and get us back in school. We didn’t get to do everything we wanted, especially due to being poor the first year and a half, but I count the whole experience as a success! Plus being poor taught me how to stretch a dollar and made me truly appreciate everything I do have and what is really important. Furthermore, I was touched by the kindness of so many people who helped us during that time. (Especially my dad who is a saint!) I hope Coleen and I can pay it forward throughout our lives.
👍 Coleen got to work at a major tv/film studio & intern at others.
👍 I interned at a major and a minor tv studio.
👍 We went back to school for our bachelor degrees and now Coleen just got into Rutgers! (I’m waiting to hear from them. I did the “re-enrollment process cause I used to go there and it takes longer to hear back).
👍 I made the Deans List 😃
👍 We marched in LA’s Gay Pride Parade.
👍 We continued to volunteer for the GLAAD Media Awards (we’ve done the NYC one in years previous).
👍 We saw Betty White in person!! *swoon*
👍 I got to be an extra on a tv show called Man Up. If you ever watch the episode where one of the guys tries to woo a lesbian, I’m one of the lesbians in the coffee house scene, haha…
👍 And best of all for me, I got to take the first two classes on improv comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade! I have been dying to do this for years!!! I plan on taking 301 and the other levels as soon as I have money back in NYC. I can’t wait!! Although I am sad to leave my new best buddy Kathy and my other LA classmates. So many talented people!
So yeah, but now it’s time to go home! I’m going to miss my many friends from work (I worked in the emergency room at an animal hospital here) and I’m going to miss Kathy and Walter, and Ryan and Deb. I’ll have to keep Kleenex up my sleeve for when we part ways! Thank god for Facebook!
“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
―Jack Kerouac, On the Road