New Beginnings!

Creative mornings with Anne-Louise's 25 Beautiful Things watercolor book!

Creative mornings with Anne-Louise's 25 Beautiful Things watercolor book!

Well champions, there has been a little change in the line-up of my life and I am finally ready to share it with you all. A couple days ago I quit my job; a job worthy of being called my dream job. I did not take the decision lightly, if anything it weighed heavy on my heart for two weeks and the days to follow. So why did I quit? I quit because I value my mental health over a job. I quit because I had lost my creative flow. I quit because the economics of the start-up world do not always have the funds, which is totally understandable. I do not have a game plan at the moment and I am not totally aware of my next step. I am merely taking it day by day and kind of going where the wind takes me. I have a little bit of savings and a few hopeful side gigs that can fund the rad activities, tattoos, mini road trips and of course, my bills.

With all that being said, I think it is time for attitude of gratitude.

I am grateful for an abundance of individuals, places and things.

I am grateful for Paco and Jenn just about every day of my life; for allowing me to invade the office space and showing me around the city.

I am grateful for Emma, for allowing me to vent to my little heart’s content and for providing resources/advice to combat my anxiety.

I am grateful for Bryce, for always being my rock in a hard place and for always supplying the brownies.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to live in Los Angeles and enjoy all the wonderful things this melting pot of a city has to offer.

I am grateful for the sunny side beaches and the melody of the ocean.  

I am grateful for Leah, for the impulse adventures, nights of manifestos and never ending laughter.

Fourth of July shenanigans with rad individuals!

Fourth of July shenanigans with rad individuals!

I am grateful for Natalie, for the rad friendship and introducing me to one of the best vegan restaurants the east side has to offer.

I am grateful for the GeeWizard; my wicked sweet baby blue Honda civic that makes just about everything possible.

I am grateful for Aly, for our Law & Order binges and food tours of Anaheim.

I am grateful for my health and my mobility, every morning of every day.

I am grateful for my beyond marvelous parents, for their unconditional love and faith.

I am grateful for avocados. No explanation necessary.

I am grateful for Chris, for allowing me to cry not once, but twice in my car, ha; for washing said car, the Netflix + beers and just being there.

I am grateful for music and the days/nights filled with shameless dancing. (Why yes I do have wicked sweet dance moves. Who is up for a dance battle?)

I am grateful for Terrance, for just being you and for always being just a phone call away. We will have a light-saber battle before you know it kid.

Echo Park Lake in all its majestic-ness!

Echo Park Lake in all its majestic-ness!

I am grateful to have the funds that I do have.

I am grateful to have food in my belly on the regs.

I am forever grateful for the amount of love and support I receive throughout the week. I would not be who I am today without you dope individuals.

I am grateful for Ana and Antonio, for always proofreading my articles and blog posts. You guys are the real MVPs, haha.

I am grateful for my twin, my womb mate and my best friend. You keep me going dude.

I am grateful for so many damn things and people every day of my life. I could type stacks on stacks on pages, but I will save it for another day.

I may be a little bit of a lost puppy roaming the city of angels, but it is only temporary. I am throwing myself into the mix and stepping out my comfort zone a little bit each day. I am excited to see what the next couple of months will bring.