I’m a Midwest girl; born and raised, I’ve lived in the middle of the USA my entire life. But recently, I went San Diego for an Improv competition and got to experience life on the West coast. I’ve always been interested in surfing, skate boarding, and just traveling in general, so getting to experience that life style for a week was incredible. Below is a list of things that I learned while spending time away from home:
1) I have to start working harder at learning different languages (mainly Spanish).
2) Becoming more coordinated would be awesome, as I desperately want to learn how to surf someday.
3) Sunscreen is EXTREMELY important, as is reapplying said sunscreen.
4) The ocean is breath-taking, and a lot colder than you would think.
5) Art can be found anywhere, even electrical covers.
6) You have to keep trying sushi to get used to it.
7) Sand. Gets. Everywhere.
8) You can pull up to the beach with a sketchy white van and let people take pictures by it, as long as you have four exotic birds with you.
9) California has super good ice cream places.
10) There are so many opportunities on the coast for the career path that I’m pursuing, but I can’t get those opportunities without working hard at home. It’s great to have dreams, but you have to work to achieve them.
I am so thankful for the time that I got to spend in California. It was a big eye-opener, and I feel very motivated to start working even harder at refining my skills as an artist, writer, performer, and leader. I hope to head back to San Diego someday for a longer stay, but until then, I’ll be chasing my passions back home and working my tail off to be the best that I can be.
Until Next Time,