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Monday, April 19, 2010

independent woman

Sorry for not posting recently, but I've been so busy getting myself settled in LA! I have decided to end my roadtrip for now, and I'll be working in the city of angels for a while as I have gotten a full time job here. I had no plans of doing this, but everything happens for a reason & everything has been falling into place for me out here.

Right around the time I got to Austin, I was running out of money QUICKLY and was just about ready to find a job in Austin after SXSW, when I met someone who needed a ride to Los Angeles. So we put our money together & drove here from Austin in about 4 days, visiting some sights along the way (check out the travel blog for pics:

Once arriving in LA, I started to search for jobs vigilantly & after about 2 weeks or so, landed a full time job that will allow me to actually afford living here, my first real job ever! So here I am, settling down in LA. Who would have thought!!

After talking to a lot of people out here, I realized that what I've done out here is pretty amazing. I mean I just came here with no plans, no job prospects & no friends, living in my van for the first week or so! Now all the sudden I've found a sublet & a job. It was really scary at first and I still wake up some days and question what I'm doing out here but things have come together pretty well and I feel like a much stronger person, having done this all alone (I've never been in a city by myself before!).

So on that note, I'm dedicating this blog to all the strong, independent women out there, the women who persevere, get sh*t done, and don't depend on anyone else.

I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. ~Madonna Ciccone

"Well-behaved women seldom make history."
—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

womens suffragists in 1913

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." —Janis Joplin

"I think the key is for women not to set any limits."

— Martina Navratilova