Ep. 7 LA Apartment Hunt – a heart pour

I’m sure you’re all at the edge of your seat wondering about my apartment hunt. My apologies for my spotty at best posting. There is news. I found one. The only reason I haven’t shared that with you, is because I was trying desperately to hold out for pictures I take myself of the charming elements of the chosen home. Here is a sneak peak – the image that prompted me to visit the place. (They had crap images on the ad).

The Estate of Things chooses LA Apartment Hunt

I had mentioned before that the search was a practice in compromise. And so, in some ways this place isn’t my dream. However, I’m happy with my decision and very much looking forward to moving into my own spot and decorating the shit out of it. (I tried to get keys to the door this weekend, but sometimes bureaucracy slows things down a bit.) Details to come, believe me!!

On a personal note, my life has been moving at an alarming pace. Many fantastic things are happening and I’m trying to swallow it all, meanwhile I keep fighting the bitter aftertaste of the compromises I’ve made to get out here.

In the thick of college when Sarah and I were fully used to being in each other’s face 24/7, several of our close group of friends split up for a WHOLE summer. I was off to New Hampshire to teach art at a sleep-away camp, Joel was off to a fancy internship in Pittsburgh, Parker and Dan were going away to romp around Spain. Sarah was amazed at my ability to say goodbye so casually.

I learned something from her in that experience. Mostly that I suck at dealing with emotions rationally, or in the context of a present moment. I don’t know at the flash of goodbye how relationships will be affected, or what it will be like to miss people. I continue to learn from her that we love each other and are affected deeply by our friendship. I’m so glad that we have this blog together. She’s always supported me despite my fancies – no matter where I’ve run to or for what reason!

Thanks for bearing with me as I turned this Interior Design Blog post into a vomitous emo narrative – with topics that have certainly tread away from the LA Apartment Hunt. I have been asking a lot from a lot of people lately. So, I want this post to be a celebration. Not only that I’ve found an apartment finally! But also a thankful celebration for the tons of support I am receiving as I flip my reality upside down to take strides towards a full life!

My new job is with KCRW, Southern California’s leading NPR affiliate. Its so much more than just a radio station. (a quick FYI – I also write for a music blog, The AudioMuffin, which coupled with the success of TEOT helped me to land this new gig.) I’ve acquired this job with the radio station as an Interactive Producer. I am providing Music content for the site, as well as acting as a Social Networking host. Another big part of the job is supporting the DJs, Producers and PR teams as we transition their slew of blogs onto the WordPress platform.  I’ve been at the station learning and doing my best to keep afloat and kick some ass. It’s fun and exciting and challenging to be the new girl. I have a lot to learn before I’m fully emersed in my new duties. But, I did just want to take a moment to explain where I’m at and why I’m here, and to give thanks for the friends that helped get me here!

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  • You can count me in as one of those on the edge of their seat. And on the bright side it looks like maybe there is a new dishwasher in the kitchen looks like the blue protective film is still on it!

  • Yeah, Bootsy!! You found an awesome apartment in LA! I’m so proud of my country ass friend making it in the big city! Love you!

  • Yeah. The apartment just got a little Renovation: new Hardwood Floors, new Gas stove, new dishwasher and new Jacuzzi Tub…. ha! I cant wait for a bath with jets.

    Thanks Amy! My mother and I just talked last night of my simple upbringing. hahahaha!

  • Yup, that’s her! I’ll let her know. Send me a message if you ever want a buddy to thrift with. I love finding people to check out the Rose Bowl and/or Long Beach Flea Markets with!

  • Melissa, you’re killing me! So awesome to connect on this blog.

    Its the first Sunday of each month Sarah.. Plan for it some time and there is no way we’d miss it.. You’ll love. Its a theme park! I still have pictures from last time that need to be attended to.

    On a humorous note, I saw Myles from Myles of Style there last time. I tried to get Topher to follow her with me to snap a pic, but I think he thought I was insane.

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