I'm a week or so early in writing this but the time felt right.
The last three months have been testing but overall I am happy with the way things are working out here in Los Angeles.
I've been lucky to make a lot of like minded friends through my serving job. A majority of the people here didn't grow up in LA, so they are also looking to make friends to broaden their groups as well. I haven't met many Australian's yet but I'm sure I will!
The first month or so was a little rough for me, as I'm sure it is for anyone who moves to a huge new city. There were times where I doubted my decision, and I'm sure there will be many other times when I also feel that way. I thought to myself "What the HELL am I doing here?!" But in those moments of fear and doubt, you just have to breathe. At least the sunshine keeps me a little more sane than I was in Vancouver!
I've been hiking a lot since I arrived, seeing beautiful parts of California: Malibu, Topanga and Eaton Canyon etc. I've also been exercising a lot more at my gym and focusing on healthy eating and fitness. It is such a competitive industry here, and I quickly realised I had to up my game. It's an unfortunate part of the industry that it is so look's based, but for now I have to just bite the bullet and work my butt off (quite literally).
Once I get to a happy level in my fitness, I will start looking for an agent. I'm excited and a little nervous to get out there again! It feels like it's been a while. But I've joined Actors Access and have been applying for several indie projects, short films and even commercials. So hopefully I can even book some work on my own.
I've always been a little impatient, but this time around I am making an effort to just take things as they come. This is the fourth city I have now lived in to pursue my acting - Brisbane, Sydney, Vancouver and now Los Angeles. I trust that everything will work out at the right time.
And so the journey continues.