Living my Dream

I am writing to you on my new magic keyboard, connected to my MacBook Pro (I destroyed my keyboard ages ago) on the floor of my bedroom in a shared Penthouse in Los Angeles, sipping tea and relaxing after working on a film set.

I am beyond happy. I have dreamed about this kind of life for so long, but I had no idea how it would come to me. I planned, and scraped, and spent countless hours talking it out and analyzing and trying to “figure it out.”

Nothing could have prepared me for (OK now I sound like Buzzfeed Clickbait) what got me here.

I simply came here with a plan to check out Los Angeles after a five year hiatus from the city. It was at the top of my to-do list after wrapping on “New Mutants.”

I came out here, visited UCB Sunset for the first time, tried Veggie Grill, hiked a mountain at Griffith Park, and caught up with some very dear friends of mine. I happened to pick out an AirBnB with an absolutely stunning view of the Hollywood Sign. And what a sign to wake up to every morning whilst contemplating your dreams! I walked down to the little cafe where I spoke with Necar Zadegan from Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. I just reveled in the beauty and fun and ease of this place.

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My girl Delane and me @ Griffith Park

And then I got a job interview

And asked to move in with someone

Within a five minute span!!

If I am being 100% honest, I knew right there, standing in front of the Netflix Building where I received the call, that it was already all working out. I wasn’t going anywhere. I was here to stay.

So yeah, it means I found out Friday I got the job (can’t talk about the film) and it means on Saturday I signed a lease and it means Sunday I “moved in” with a carry on suitcase and my bag. It means I spent all day with one of my best friends shopping for furniture. It means that I get to come home to my place in LA after doing what I love with people whom I love very much, and know that I deserve to be here. I show up, I listen, I learn and I adore every minute of it.

This summer I made a vision board. I left a lot of space on it. I asked my mom to snap a photo of it and send it to me this weekend. Because it’s the fastest vision board that’s ever manifested:

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I’m here. And I plan to do something my friend texted me the other day:

“Make it and never come back except by choice.”

 

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10 thoughts on “Living my Dream

  1. We are so happy for you. You will be a success! We will keep an eye on your parents missing their baby…or we will visit you with them. Be safe. Be happy!

  2. this is amazing! Coming from small town in CT to LA wow what a life! You deserve it and keep on smiling and living your dream board 🙂

  3. I am so happy for you. You made it, you are making it. You are an inspiration. I admire your hard work and dedication. I’m lucky to call you family. It’s an honor. You’re amazing!

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