There are a lot of jokes about living in Los Angeles. The Instagram account @OverheardLA posts text images with quotes of actual overheard conversations had in this city. While some of these show how superficial others can be, there's also a lot of humor in the eating and lifestyle habits of the people who live here. This is one of my favorite Instagram accounts because it's scarily accurate in depicting life in LA. I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite posts so far. Enjoy!
Over the weekend, I attended the LA Pride #ResistMarch in West Hollywood. In that crowd of people, I felt the safest that I've ever felt in Los Angeles. That same feeling was also present during the Women's March. There's something about being surrounded by others who truly believe in equality that creates an incredible atmosphere. Rather than being judged, everyone feels that they can be themselves and be accepted for who they are.
It all started back in December. I wanted to make a post for a social media account that I was managing. It was a Christmas-themed picture that I needed to create, so I went with the traditional milk and cookies approach. However, it was a beverage company that I was working for so instead of milk, it was their drink. Clever, huh? Anyways, instead of just buying cookies from the store, I decided that I would make my own. I scoured the Internet for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I'm happy to share it with you all.
Happy Earth Day everyone! I thought I’d celebrate it by sharing some ways you can help the environment. All of these can be done by anyone – though some might require more dedication than others. Whichever ways you are able to contribute to the planet’s well-being, I truly hope you consider them and take the action needed. We only get one planet in this lifetime, so it’s important to keep it healthy.
I live in Los Angeles, California. It is one of the most diverse cities – with people from all over the world. It’s commonly described as a melting pot of diversity. I grew up in Sonoma County which is in the Bay Area. It’s located about an hour north of San Francisco. Everyone was very accepting back home and I thought I'd feel the same way about Los Angeles. When I moved here, the last thing I expected was to feel uncomfortable with who I am.
Left. Left. Left. Left. Right. Left. Left. No, those aren’t dance steps. That is someone judging pictures of people on a dating app. In a tweet from August 2015, Tinder claimed that there had been 8 billion matches made via the app. That number has only risen over the past year and a half. As social media usage has exponentially grown, people have turned towards mobile apps to find hookups, friends, love, etc.
As someone who is always striving for perfection, refuses to make mistakes, and hates admitting that they’re wrong, I think that there’s an important message to be learned from this talk. We need to raise our children to take risks and be brave. It’s also necessary that we try to distance ourselves from society’s expectation that we need to be perfect.
This Friday I’m going to be able to say, “I’m in my 20’s.” That’s a really weird concept to me. I’m one year closer to figuring out my life, my career and achieving all that I want to accomplish. Over my very short nineteen year lifespan, I’ve picked up quite a few lessons through different experiences.