Since hopping off the plane at LAX two weeks ago, it’s been a lot of settling in and getting comfortable with a new apartment, job, and city. I can definitely say that the next time I do this…things will probably be much smoother. But I’ve definitely loved these last two weeks. They’ve already been filled with great people and wonderful memories!
Not gonna lie adulting is a massive pain sometimes…but it can be really fun too. Every day brings a new challenge and a new lesson to learn. I’m now (sadly) moving closer and closer to adulthood.
Here are a few things I’ve learned in the last two weeks, one for each day I’ve been in LA:
- Don’t wait until after you’ve landed in LAX to call and set up utilities…the constant announcements in the terminal make it really hard to hear the rep at the other end of the line.
- Google and Yelp can actually help you find a really great church (but thankfully, Yelp doesn’t do ratings for churches).
- Biking in the middle of the night on the side of the road is not the smartest idea.
- Just because the grocery store door next door is 24/7 doesn’t mean that you should be going there 24/7…
- Ice cream is an acceptable dinner.
- Mail is still a thing and should be checked more than once every two weeks…especially when utility bills get mailed to you.
- Ordering a Coke at a coffee shop defeats the purpose of going to a coffee shop.
- Meeting film executives at a coffee shop with a bottle of coke in hand may lead to some strange looks.
- “What’s up?” probably shouldn’t be the morning greeting of choice in an office.
- Watching Gordon Ramsay videos does not make you Gordon Ramsay.
- Double check your address before you ship packages to the apartment complex next door…
- Pretend to be a UCLA student to get all those discounts.
- Befriend UCLA students to get all those meal swipes.
- The best way to explore a city is to talk to the people who love it. They’ll know where to go. Thanks Mark :).