I have been super blessed and fortunate that for the last five weeks, as I have slowly been adjusting to LA life- I have had some really close girlfriends stay with me. Coming out here, I’ve had no vehicle since my husband (Yosef) and I only have one-and he’s needing it in Arizona. I remember the day he left from dropping me off here. It was the second day of my summer Hebrew intensive program, and I was officially car-less and living alone (for the first time ever). We were going to be spending the summer apart as we make our move/transition out here permanently.
Quickly, I began to develop my own patterns – wake up, walk to school in 3 minutes- head to conversation class from 9am-noon, come home for lunch - and head back to grammar class from 1pm-3pm. I’d have about 2 hours of homework a night – squeeze in an hour at the gym – dinner, shower and bed time! It became such a nice rhythm.
Just as I was getting used to being completely alone, independent and occasionally having to ask someone for a ride to the grocery store, my girlfriend Amanda came to visit unexpectantly! Together, we’d go to dinner, take walks down Ventura, work out… it became so much fun to start having a life outside of school. Not too much, as I really enjoy my studies, but enough to get me out of the house and remembering to live life too.
Then, last weekend I was able to go visit my hubby in AZ and spend 4 days/3 nights in complete bliss. During that time, Amanda headed back to Texas. However, since Yosef and I are still in the process of moving out here (so I can go to school at The American Jewish University) my girlfriend Rachel was able to help me out by loading up her Honda Element with a but of bigger things we can’t fit into our Nissan Versa. What a blessing! So, Rachel has been here for the last week as I finished up school. Ever day I’d come home to an extravagantly-home-made delicious lunch prepared! I’m telling you…she spoiled me! I even came home one day and the apartment was rearranged! And it looked great, too.
So it’s been awesome having her here, as she is a very close friend from the last 3 years of being in Patagonia. And just yestrday (Friday morning) I completed my Hebrew class final! So…finally a time to rest!
Today Rachel left for a weekend in San Diego- so now its just me. Tonight I was finally able, after so many weeks of people in and out of my apartment – to stay up late and completely rearrange the apartment! Put a bunch of my love into it….and I’m loving it!!
Sometimes, we just need to ruffle up the feathers!
I’ll be here in LA for another week before heading back to AZ for a few weeks. I’ve just been so blessed and fortunate to have all these wonderful people surrounding and supporting me! Cousins, friends, new aquaintences….I’m truly learning to love my new life here, and I can’t WAIT for my husband to join me!
Until next time!