I have lasted out here for the past 7 months and it has been the longest I have ever been away from home. It's always different moving to a new place and practically starting all over again. It offers up so many challenges, but will always be an incredible experience, either good or bad that I will never forget. I can't say I miss being at home immensely, especially that British weather of course, but there are a lot of aspects I do miss. My family I miss a lot, not being able to see them certainly gets tough, but technology now a days makes it a lot easier to keep in touch. My work back in the UK I miss as I was a lot busier there and was certainly earning more money as well, which is always nice of course. But the one thing I miss the most are my friends. Yes I can skype them and message them still, but to hang out with, go out with, watch sport with and just geuinely socialize with is what I miss the most.
That is something that I have failed to do here and that is find a lot of good friends in this town, something I have spoke about previously and that I struggle with a lot. Don't get me wrong, I do have friends here and a couple I can certainly say have been some of the nicest people I have met and I am glad I have done. Those people prove to me that in LA there are real people and they do exist. But nothing beats that feeling of going out in a big group of your friends. Something that I cannot wait for when I return next week.
I have travelled so much this past 6 years of my life, but I had started to see so many prospects cropping up whilst I have been here. I have improved greatly and been a lot busier this year compared to last. Booked a National commercial which is always nice, been very very close to some life changing jobs, which was just amazing to even be given those opportunities. And currently working consistantly on this Dating project, which has also been a great deal of fun. But without that bumper big project to rely consistantly on, its very difficult to stay here.
I like to enjoy my life as much as possible. I like to go out, to have fun, to experience new things and to pretty much live a pretty free lifestyle. The problem is when your income doesn't match those ambitions it becomes very difficult to keep going with that lifestyle. Ever since I have moved to LA, I have always been in that situation where I needed to watch what I was spending (something that i haven't previously been good at doing). The one positive though is that it has made me grow up immensely. Changing the priorities in life and working not soley for myself, but ensuring I put someone else ahead of me has changed that. This will live with me forever. Hopefully I continue with that more mature head on my shoulders when I return back to the UK and start to get back to earning well again.
The summer will certainly be a fun one catching up with all my friends and family, but also will feel great to be consistantly busy again, something I really have missed out here in LA. Then will see what happens next in my somewhat crazy life.