Hello, 2011!

First of all, happy new year to everyone who visits this blog every now and then. I plan to make this a pretty thorough update on my life here in Los Angeles. I can't believe it's been two months already. Life is like a bullet train, yes? It's been a crazy roller coaster ride living here. I've had my fair share of miserable nights whenever I am confronted with the fact that I live with three Spanish-speaking girls (who are all lovely, by the way, but the language barrier can be a real bitch sometimes), that my family's back home in the Philippines spending the Holidays without me, and that my boyfriend's too far.

Although, I've been having a lot of fun too. I went to Disneyland and had a blast with my classmates. We went to Malibu and eventually, Las Vegas for new year's. I also rode Stratosphere's Big Shot. Something I never would have done if it weren't for my classmates' power of persuasion. (And also, my thirst for adventure and spontaneity!)

2010 didn't end without a bang though. Drastic changes took place real quick. I became single again, we had to return the car to the rental place, and I'm actually really happy to be here. It took me awhile to adjust, but wow, I love it. I love my friends from school, I love the beaches of California, I love my independence. I love how I have to cook my own food or else I'd starve. I love how I can talk about my favorite films and directors to people who actually understand what it's like to feel so passionately in love with cinema. I love being surrounded by people who inspire me to do well.

Life is just great. I have nothing to complain about. Nothing at all. Everything's fresh.

So here are my 2011 resolutions:

  1. Take more pictures.
  2. Meet more people.
  3. Write more often.
  4. Don't be afraid to fall in love again.
  5. Forgive.
  6. Watch more live shows. (In this month alone, I'm seeing Dashboard Confessional and Iron & Wine!)
  7. Live high!

I am so ready to leave 2010 behind. It was great, but 2011, I feel, is going to be so much better. Don't you think so? There's always an opportunity to turn things around and while I'm also a bit scared, I think I'm ready for anything.