Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lights in Silverlake

Transitioning into LA has been quite the adventure. It's not so much about the new living environment, new work environment, my car breaking down, my car doubling as my closet, the one and a half hour commute in the morning to work, the sudden disappearance of my much needed personal space, or the fact that in the past two weeks I've been sharing a room with a male friend of mine from Junior High, but more so the spiritual, personal and social adjustment.

Take yourself out of the context of your comfortable bubble --familiar family, friends, surroundings and all the support and crutches they provide and then ask yourself who you are. Trust, it really puts a halt on happiness and raises questions you never thought you'd be asking of yourself. This is all a good thing. Which brings me to think about how easy it is to become comfortable, to become stagnant, to forget that there is so much more out there than that which exists in your immediate vision of life and what it is.

If you want to continue to grow, don't get comfortable. Shake things up, push yourself to put yourself in unfamiliar and intimidating situations. You're going to fail, you're going to hurt, and you're going to be uncomfortable, but know that in the end, you are going to come out with a whole new vision of Life, knowing more about yourself and Life than you did going into the situation. Learn not to resist change, but to go with the flow and know who you are, not what those around you think you are or make you to be, but who you truly are. So much satisfaction will come of these findings. Promise.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very true!! My last year in LA has definitely been a eye opener....

Id3ntity said...

Very true!!! My last year here in LA has definitely been an experience....

Iva said...

Hi Maria! just dropping by to say hi! sorry for commenting....I'd email you instead but I couldnt find an email address for you :)

i hope you are doing well!!

trina said...

maria,

i absolutely adore your blog/photos. i know it has been years since i have seen you...more years even since we have actually hung out, or been 'friends'. but you are truly amazing....and i enjoy your blogs and photos SO much that i just wanted to let you know. oh...and i like your music too. i have found a few new songs/artists from your page as well. you are just a cool chick...and someday when you are back UP this way, maybe you can come see me in santa cruz.

so, you are not only one of the most beautiful people i have known...but also very talented.

hope you are enjoying your summer in LA.

-trina

Iva said...

YAY!!! :) thank you for your comment! SO HAPPY to see your name!!!

<3!!!

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