When I realized that I would be moving back to Los Angeles after 4 1/2 years in San Diego I must admit that I was a little nervous.

I grew up in the valley…yes THAT valley. I’m a valley girl born and raised and have the slight accent to prove it. Even though the valley is part of L.A. it still always seemed like a world away. I was in my tiny little bubble always too scared to come out.

I moved down to beautiful San Diego for college and fell in love with the city. With its perfect weather and beautiful beaches I was more than happy to it call home. When my graduation date loomed near and I realized that I did not want to take a position at the internship I had, I decided that moving back to LA was my best option.  I had family, friends, boyfriend and an excited new internship possibility all back in the city that I USED to call home.

I realize now that it was the best decision I ever made. LA to me is like that old comfy sweatshirt in the back of your closet. You forget it’s there but get excited when you have a use for it and it always fits you just right.

I love the hustle and bustle of LA. I love that everyone is trying to pursue their dreams. I love that there are endless possibilities. I love that it’s incredibly diverse and you can meet people of all different nationalities. I love that at any time of the day or night you can get some AMAZING food. I love that you can always find a fun show/concert to go to. I love that there are so many different areas to explore that have completely different vibes.

Basically what I’m trying to say is that as much as I found comfort in San Diego for those 4 1/2 years…I’m really a LA girl at heart.

I LOVE LA!

 

Originally posted 2/7/11