Here’s something I never thought I’d say…
I’m moving to LA.
Moving is something I’ve always wanted to do, but to LA? Really?
I have enough trouble dealing with getting cut off in traffic in this city, but now I’m willingly going to join the parking lot that refers to itself as freeway in LA.
I like being alone with peace and quiet, but now I’m going to gratefully be surrounded by multitudes of people packed on top of one another?
Are you kidding me?
I belong in the mountains. Not at the beach.
What am I thinking?
I can’t believe I’m about to do this, but it’s time. I’m cautiously and optimistically stepping out of my little corner of comfort into a dream I’ve had since I was 15.
The dream can be explained later, but for now it’s enough to say, I will be attending the Act One producing program in Hollywood, California starting May 27th.
I have the great privilege of continuing to work for my office at Corporate Three Design writing, managing content and online advertising for our clients. I will get the opportunity to reduce my tuition by working in the Act One office doing what I’m good at. Blessed and humbled are good words I would use to describe how I’ve felt in this process.
The next piece of the puzzle is a place to live where my introverted heart can find an escape with people I hope to call friends. If you’re reading this and have insight into a place to live in the greater LA area, I will take it and you will be my new best friend. (I come recommended as a best friend.) Even if you don’t have any recommendations, pray for me, would you? It will all come together, but it’s always the waiting that’s the hardest, isn’t it?
I am so incredibly excited. (You can tell that I’m excited by my multiple use of adverbs that many grammarians find unnecessary, but I tend to use when I am unable to display emotion through body language. But I digress.)
I’m excited to learn and be pushed out of my comfort zone. I’m excited to finally take steps in this dream I’ve had for so long to see if I have what it takes. I’m excited to explore new churches and learn from their leaders and learn how they operate. (Yes, I’m a nerd.) I’m excited to be near friends who have moved out there or who are also in the process of moving out there. I’m excited that there are cousins not far away – I love my cousins. I’m excited to meet new people and be challenged in my thought process and hopefully challenge them along the way as well. I’m not gonna lie – I am excited for the sunshine and blue skies – I just hope I get the chance to be outside, because I am getting ready to put in a lot of hours. Pray for my sanity 🙂
Thinking about all of those things, I can definitely see how this is a good next step. I’m willingly putting myself into a situation where there is no other option but growth. It’s going to hurt. I’m sure I’ll regret it at points, but it’s good. Change and growth are good. I desire them more than my comfortability.