Thursday, January 21, 2010

i love LA

a little kristy backstory for you ladies...

i moved to LA to finish film school and start working in the business back in 2001. my school kinda pushed us all out there - into the deep end, but with a pair of half deflated water wings on. anywho - the great thing was when i got to LA i had a lot of friends from college there already and more came every year (including mike) which was a big safety net when being 3,000 miles away from home.

i stayed in LA for almost 6 years. when i left it was with mike on the heels of faith and love and starting our life together back east, but i left a lot of friends behind and a city that i truly loved. it was good to me - it gave me great life experience and filled my 20's with volumes of stories, parties, dating adventures, and broken hearts in Hollywood.

why am i bringing it up? well i had unhappily come to terms with the fact that i wouldnt get to LA this year because all of my vacation time was taken up with the wedding/honeymoon this fall. i was also coming to terms with the fact that i wouldnt get to have a shower or a bachelorette or any sort of girl celebration with my LA girlfriends. i kept telling myself that them flying out for the wedding was more than enough to ask for, and i know it is.

(photo taken on the way to get my nails done the last time i was in LA, later known as the day i got engaged)

well- i changed my mind. i decided screw it - my boss can decide not to pay me if i take more than 10 days off this year i don't care. i want to go to LA. i want to see my friends, i want to go shopping, i want to go to the flea markets and wear flip flops.

in talking through the plans to come with my best LA girlfriend i started chatting with another friend who is getting married this summer who has since moved to New York. She was having the same feelings i was about being away from the girls, not being excited at the idea of a shower with only aunts and grandmothers and feeling like skipping it all together - so we're going together!

i am so excited to have all of the girls back together, to spend a day at the korean spa, to eat a huge brunch, and to hit up Crossroads and Jet Rag - oh I love LA! i'm sure it will be bitter sweet, and no it's not the most responsible decision i've ever made - but it has made me so so happy and that is worth a lot - isn't it?


  1. This sounds like an excellent time to completely flout responsibility...I think you really need to go. You'll have to tell us all about it!

  2. I say go for it! It will be so much fun.

  3. YES! i love LA too, in a much smaller i went there once for two days after you no longer lived there/messed up sorta way ;P

    good for you for doing what makes you happy! i know all too well the downside of moving away & having pockets of friends in inconvenient corners of the world. a few days unpaid means nothing in the long run. you won't starve to death. you'll actually be too full of happy to care!

  4. Yes, yes, and yes! Go for it! Sounds like you really want to do it and it will be totally worth it. Work can wait. I on the other hand can't wait to see pics of this great mini-break!

  5. We all have those moments where we just need to throw our responsibilities out the window and do something over the top just for us. Hopefully it doesn't cause huge rifts with bosses or whoever, but I say it is a great thing for you to do for sure! I hope you have/had a blast!