Moving to a New City is Easy

Lol just kidding. It’s terrible and hard.

BUT. There’s a reason the city you're in now isn’t doing it for you. And chances are you don’t feel like trying to make it work there anymore. Or maybe you just want to see new places, meet different people, see the real affects of culture and lifestyle on your joy and contentment.

I moved to Los Angeles because I love living in cities with mountains in the distance. I moved because I love the idea of a city of creatives, of dreamers. I moved because I love sunshine and I think I’m cute and I like the idea of being cute in the sunshine with other cute people. I moved because I think The Big One is going to happen any day now and I like being where the action is.

After a month I can confidently say I made the right choice. The city is huge so every day feels like an adventure. The city is iconic and walking down the street feels like walking through history. The city is teaming with people and I see the talented, the beautiful, the hardworking, the regular, the ambitious, the chill all sharing the same lanes of traffic. And now I know that LA traffic really is a killer in a way you can’t comprehend until you’ve been on a public bus for 60 minutes.

The hardest part of moving to a new city is realizing how much work living a life you love really takes. Every day you decide who you spend your time with. Where you go. What you eat. What you learn. How you grow. Some people don’t realize this is their cross to bear and let their lives go on autopilot. But once you understand you are firmly in the drivers’s seat, nestled in the cockpit, holding the reins, steering the ship, gripping the handle bars of this Bird scooter called life, anytime you DON’T choose to make this a life you’re proud of, you know who’s to blame.

On that note, people who don’t support electric scooters are classist climate change deniers who hate freedom and love fossil fuels. Don’t @ me.

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