I’m amazed that it’s already the end of March. I’ve been so focused on my program and class work, that the time has gone by very quickly, so that even though I am aware of the date, I was shocked to see the 31st my calendar when I flipped the page this week.
This month has been full of getting to know some new people and hanging out with old friends sandwiched between 9:30 to 3(ish) classes every weekday and industry events or random things in the evenings and weekends.
It has become a running joke in our class that Parenthood (see picture) makes people cry. I’ve come to accept that out of our group, I am the one most likely to cry over something. Not so much as joke as a fact if life that one. It’s a trait I got from my mom, who commiserated with me over it. Note if you ever see me crying: do not be alarmed. A lot of times I just can’t control my tears. I’ll be fine, I promise.
I had a first date this month… with a ZipCar. At the moment I am living in LA sans-car and quickly finding out a lot about how impractical that is, especially in the industry I’m looking to get into. Sometimes having personal transit is a pre-requisite to getting a job. I reserved a ZipCar last weekend and quickly learned that driving in LA is not nearly as intimidating as I made it out to be in my head. So that’s probably good.
This month also included a bit of church shopping. I was a bit surprised, and very pleased to find a church I like as quickly as I have. I’m already building a community here, slowly but surely. I’m hoping that this community can help me to find a place to live soon. The Space I’m in now was always meant to be temporary, and it’s demise is oncoming.
The good news is that if all works out I can start looking for a more permanent place here in Los Angeles. I have applied and things look good for me to stay here and take a second round of classes in a similar style to what I’m taking right now, and then I will be able to finish my requirements with a few online classes in the fall. As long as I can get the permissions I could be graduating at the end of this year. I’m not quite sure how this happened, but I’m pretty excited.