Today is my one year at the Agency, in the House, in my life. Today is the official start date of Year Two. Today I can say, yes, I accomplished the goals I had when I came here. I wanted to learn the city the way I knew and understood Vancouver or Seattle, and I did that. And I wanted to make new friends, and I did that too. And I’m still at the Agency, still at my job, and doing better at that every day.
Today, I set new goals, new challenges, and come up with new things to do. Like, I want to bike down the L.A. river, along the cement canal, from north to south. I want to explore the city beyond the middle-class zones (beach cities – marina del rey – venice – santa monica – pacific palisades – brentwood – westwood – beverly hills – west hollywood – hollywood – los feliz)
The first year is always the hardest, and I still made it through.
Los Angeles can bring it, and I will take every challenge the city throws at me with joy.