Craving a New City

Most people live and die within a few miles from where they were born.  I am no exception.  I was born and currently live in Los Angeles, CA.  I consider myself extremely lucky.  L.A. gets a bad rap sometimes but there are very few places on earth that are as lovely and interesting as Los Angeles.  We have some of the best weather, most diverse cultural experiences, one of the largest economies (even now), and some of the most interesting people.  So, although I haven’t really lived anywhere else, I have seen a lot without even having to travel.

However, I am itching for a change.  I don’t know exactly where I want to go – or when – but the siren’s call for new adventure haunts me every day.  I want to see new people, new streets, new restaurants, and new experiences.  The prime suspects so far are San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, or Seattle.  None of these cities is cheap but they all have the kind of interesting cultural, business, and artistic environments that I’d love to see.  Los Angeles is a tough act to follow so I would need a city that could keep up with me.

The primary draw is the possibility of finding kindred spirits – an enclave of success-minded artists who live their lives to the fullest and are replete with drive and inspiration.  I’m sure there are people here in my own city that fit that description.  However, when you go to a new city, you’re vulnerable and open.  You get to see life from a whole new perspective.  I feel compelled to shake up my world and do something new.  I want to produce art that other people will love as much as I love it.  Until that day I’m living in the Meantime.  Now, go follow your bliss…

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