it feels like absolutely yesterday that i was standing at the top of two flights of stairs sending a text that said, "i'm here...!" i was nervous and tired. these are little things you eventually forget about, but i've fought to remember.
the funny thing is that tomorrow i'll be going on a total fluke trip back to LA that was planned barely a week ahead of time. a quiet dayjob workweek meant that randomly i have ten days off - and LUKE has work for me. so, if i can't work here, i'll get in my car and drive the seven hours to LA (but not without a quick overnight in joshua tree - because i can't even keep driving through town without stopping). i'll stay in LA for something like a week, and then turn around and come home so i can get back to my dayjob.
the good thing is that having spent six weeks in LA at the end of last year, i already know whats in store for me. and i know how to change my experience if i choose to. i struggled with having too much on my plate before. i struggled with the space, the people, the city, driving, everything. this time, i have a home to return to - i don't have to wonder where or when i'm going to find a job. this time i know exactly what to expect and how to react and what to do differently. and its only for a week and a half. its nice to say i've learned something already.
the best thing is that i'll get to see some of my people. some of the best supporters, lovers, friends, beautiful faces and huggers i know. i've already made a few plans with a few of them. more memories to add to my vault!
i'm bringing as many snacks as i am clothes. priorities! i'm leaving my laptop and my canon camera at home - iPhone only and a paper journal to jot down things to blog when i get back.
upon my return, there will only be two more weeks til i go back to joshua tree for my birthday weekend. this is like a tiny little tease. (that weekend will be totally different - no phone, canon camera only, comfy desert clothes, and hopefully lots of wine. disconnected and quiet.)
see you in 10+ days!