Los Angeles Might Very Well Be My Spirit Animal
It’s been a few weeks since we returned from our trip to California. It was one of those tips where I felt like the energy came back to me, I returned to my fun self, after a long winter here in New York. I mean, all places with a cold winter probably feel like this, but I have never experienced a good ol’ winter depression as I did this winter. It’s been a long one to say the least. So not only was the Californian sun welcomed on my skin, it also made me so much more aware that I’ve been in a rut. I’ve been trying to work out of coffee shops to feel the energy of New York City (hoping it would effect my mood and put me back into 9-5 mode) and it’s been effective, but going to a city I’ve never explored before did the trick. So much that I was ready to move there 5 minutes in.
I had looked forward to visiting Los Angeles for many years. Ever since I was a teenager I watched Kelly, Brenda, Donna, Steve, Dylan, Brandon og David (did I miss anyone?) grow up in Beverly Hills. I’ve seen little snippets of the city through an iconic tv-show and dreamed about how it would be visiting for the first time. Spoiler alert: it was everything I expected and more. I would go as far as saying that LA might as well be my spirit animal. It’s full of glam and rich lifestyle, but at the same time has this laid back vibe to it. You have the beach, but you also have the skyscrapers (although coming from New York the LA skyscrapers aren’t really that tall), and then you have a ton of houses with gardens. I love the fact that people live in houses and not just apartments like here. I would love it, if Manhattan would get more houses LA-style, so we could all have our space and feel less like tuna in a can! Hah. And then there was the palm trees making everywhere feel exotic. I even joked with Edward at one point that I should become a politician, and my agenda should be to have 10.000 palm trees planted throughout the five boroughs of New York City. I mean, if London has palm trees so can New York. We have the same climate. Do you think people would vote for me? It would obviously mean no more winter depressions, which could be a strong argument for the campaign. I have it all figured out, you see.
Coming back to New York I definitely felt those vacation blues, but then again I’ve always been the type of child who cried when returning home from vacation, so I’m probably just being myself when reacting that way. One thing LA did give me though, was the inspiration to get going. Do more. Work harder. Create. So that’s what I’ve been doing since.
If you want to see everything we did while out there, head on over to my Instagram where I made an LA-highlight.