I lived on Hollywood Boulevard for about 2 weeks before Christmas. I felt like I stepped into summer. There were palm trees, Ferraris, and so much sunshine.
I spent my days off with jogs on the Santa Monica Pier, strolling through Rodeo Drive, and lots and lots of shoots.
LA taught me how to say no to some very uncomfortable situations, and if you don't want to do something, you can speak up and say "that's not me" or "I'm sorry, I'm just not comfortable doing that." That stuff isn't easy. It's not easy to speak up, but you have to. Never compromise your standards because someone asks you to. Have a backbone, but not a smart mouth. It's something you need to learn if you want to be in the industry. I came away realizing the importance of knowing how to say no.
It was hard, but it was something I really enjoyed and there really is no place like California.
She taught me to be more independent, to play tourist, to be adventurous, and most of all to rely on the Lord for my every day.
So now with a nice little lesson on trusting in the Lord, I ring in the New Year with my adorable 6 cousins under 13, Sparkling Grape Juice, and fireworks. Then Passion!!!
I'm glad I went to the West Coast, but there's no place like home for the Holidays. Home is where your mom is. ;)
I'm can't wait for 2013, but even more excited to see what His journey will be for me next!
Hollywood taught me a lot. I learned from California.