So I decided to get out and about in the big city I can never see enough of!
I have ALWAYS wanted to see the Hollywood sign up close, like reeeeaally close, and I can say this was a satisfying hike. My legs were killing me. I should have been in bed nursing a sore throat (I paid for that later). It was cold. I got lost and saw a deer.
But I made it. I found my own way up and made it to the top.
So far, I can only say that about trail hiking, but someday I’ll be on the top of everything I’ve ever admired.
Check out my youtube video about the hike and see for yourself!
Celebrate Women’s History Month on St. Paddy’s day at ISA’s Third Thursdays in Los Angeles!
Meet Industry Guests, your fellow ISA Members and Staff. Plus, receive door Prizes from passes to the Rel/Event Series panel event and a New Filmmakers Membership to screenwriting books and a festival entry!
After two years of taking orders and making sandwiches, I FINALLY moved to Los Angeles to start in the Industry of art and drama, of comedy and story!
I would love to say I’ll miss my hometown, but alas, after spending a few days in the city I have to say I’m still pinching myself.
In words I can’t really explain how this feels. I haven’t done much with my time here, but the possibilities are still amazing to me. I took at bus at 10 at night! That is FLABERGASTING to a country girl like me. Haha.
Conventions. Meet and Greets. Movie theaters with new releases! Libraries and museums and street fairs and film festivals!
But all boasting aside, I will miss home.
Behind me, I leave my cats and my dad, my childhood and my inhibitions.
Gish, Murray, Kilo, my Pops, my big queen bed and a uniform schedule of get up, go to work, and go home. All of that is the past.
I’m not one to forget the little people, though.
Years of strict poverty aligned with white privilege have brought me up to this point. Hundreds of people, both here and gone, have helped me find my way.
My mother’s easy support and artistic heart have meant a lot, but so has my father’s strict rules and morals of hard work.
They’ve taught me that you need both to truly live. Art and discipline. Passion and structure. Paint without application is just pigment on the floor. A canvas without color is simply blank.
But I also have something aside my own personal goals to strive for.
My two brothers and sister, I believe, look up to me. As the oldest, I have a duty to set examples and lead the way. It’s been that way since I stayed up all night and rocked my little sister to sleep who had just come back from the hospital. I think the best path to lead is one you don’t regret.
Had I stayed in Garberville until my hair turned gray, my life wouldn’t be anything to document or look up to.
So when everyone says how brave and scary chasing my dream is, I think back to my family, to those people who have been there to support me, and to what has inspired me.
It’s worth it. My god is it worth it when you see that sign ahead of you. Wherever your Garberville is, whatever your Hollywood is, I’m telling you now that dreams are worth chasing.
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