My First Month at SC:

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I cannot believe that it’s already been a month since move in day. Part of me feels like I’ve been here of for so much longer than that, but another part of me is still probably in denial. Here are some worthwhile updates from my first month at SC…

First (besides the drizzle on Tuesday, which we won’t discuss), I really don’t remember the last time I saw rain. Like actual rain as opposed to LA rain. When I saw it  drizzling the other day, I was very confused and my thought was: “yeah I didn’t sign up for this.” I actually love rain storms, and I miss them, but I’m not complaining about the sunny weather either.

Second, I realized that although life in LA is amazing and I mean actually amazing, I miss so many people. My family, friends, my love (who, update, is killing it 24/7). I walk around and see things and I’m reminded of everyone, and I want to share them with the people I love. And in three weeks, I will be able to do just that.

Third, the food here is actually incredible. From the burritos, “Cream” ice cream sandwiches, Lemonade, and just everything else… and it’s all so close, sadly not that inexpensive. I’ve also found that kale and quinoa have become my staples as well as banana bread (Hi, B). I’m also extremely thankful that we live across from the gym and for having a bike.

Fourth, having a bike essentially has changed my life. I’ve mentioned it before, but don’t multitask while bike riding… it doesn’t end well (i.e my phone). I definitely recommend a bike for those who like to sleep, but still like to be on time. It’s a life saver.

Fifth, everything takes time. Whether it be adjusting to a new time zone or just a new city, or finding your interests, or finding organizations to get involved with. And we should all be happy with where we are. My professor gave our lecture this speech on Tuesday that really meant a lot to me, especially because at the time I just felt confused and nervous and unsure of the future. And the fact is this: you don’t know what your life is going to be like in 5 much less 10 years, which is totally okay and that’s the beauty of it all. If we all knew where we would end up, then what would even be the point. The key is to surround yourself with people you love no matter where they are (I’ve also learned that distance has nothing on true love), because it all works out. Some things are just meant to be.

So, tonight as an unofficial way to celebrate one month here I’m going to see Chance the Rapper (pictures to come of course). I’m so beyond excited about this, so yeah. The idea is to enjoy life and enjoy where you’re at and be excited for all that is to come.

Enjoy the weekend loves,

Kaitlin x

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