Dear, Los Angeles
Ahhhh!!! Craziness is ensuing. Not bad, just crazy. A week from today we move to New York. A week from yesterday I graduate from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. My whole life big changes and huge events have always always happened all at once. It’s no surprise to me that it’s happening again. Honestly, it’s hilarious.
Big things are abound and I am both excited and terrified. I am looking forward to this next chapter and mourning the end of this current one.
Every day has been filled with goodbyes, getting rid of shit, and choosing carefully what to take with us physically and emotionally. Every day I walk down the street, breathe in the jasmine scented LA air, take in the vibrancy of the California sky, and shed a little tear (ie giant sobs) for the beauty we are leaving. Jesus Christ Los Angeles your magic still astounds me.
Moving is always stressful. But this one, choosing to leave a place and people that we love so much, is particularly so. Stressful but worth it. So so so so worth it.
I am sitting here writing this and looking around at all of the half packed or empty boxes and explosion of belongings. I have got to get down to business and get this shit done.
After Monday we will have no car, no furniture, and no internet. I would like to think that regardless I will still stick to my guns and write my weekly post. But realistically I know that probably won't happen.
So just in case I don't write, I will leave with this:
Dear LA and LA loves,
We love and will miss you more than you can know. Thank you for everything. Literally all of it. The good the bad and the inbetween.
Thank you for showing us that we are capable of creating a home 3,000 miles away from the ones we were born into.
Thank you for embracing us and allowing us to grow and change in the comfort of your warmth.
Thank you for your people...well the majority of your people. Please teach the rest of them how to drive.
Thank you for $6.50 movies.
Thank you for being quirky, ridiculous, and dirty, while at the same time being so beautiful and serene.
Thank you for your million celeb sightings and for that time we became yoga bros with Chris Pine.
Thank you for showing award shows at 5pm so I don't have to stay up until midnight to cry at the best picture wins.
Thank you for your healers and teachers and generosity.
Thank you for the love and support and for the people who became like family.
Thank you for your mountains, hills, oceans, and deserts.
Thank you for always having kombucha on hand and options for us to eat regardless of what crazy diet we were on.
Thank you for the person who told me to stop dieting and thank you for all of the insanely delicious diverse food you have for us to chow down on.
Thank you for waiting until we were about to leave to open up a donut place walking distance from our house.
And last but not least, Thank you for making us believe our crazy life and career dreams are actually possible.
You will forever be one of our homes and we will be back. I am certain of it.