April 14, 2013

L.A. Baby

Last weekend, my parents and I went to LA for the day. We had a Dodger game that night, but we tend to go down earlier to do a bit of exploring.

We stopped at one of our favorite restaurants, Lucille's, in Valencia and one of my absolute favorite stores, which is just around the corner. Good time as always! After that usually comes the million dollar of where to go next. We decided to head into LA, and there were a couple places I've been wanting to check out, so we just did that.

  • Brentwood Country Mart- I've seen so many things about this place, and on occasion you can see people like Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. It's a really cute little place. There's not as much to do around there as I thought, but they have little market, some places to eat, a book store and a few other clothing/jewelry shops! We did see Darryl Hannah in Free People, which was really cool. I only cared because she was Landon's mom in A Walk To Remember. I didn't talk to her or anything, but she did almost run into my mom as we were leaving, so there's that...
  • LACMA- The L.A Museum is a pretty popular place! Someone is always there, as well, but I've seen some of the crazy sculptures and exhibits, so I wanted to check it out. We didn't actually have time to go through the museum, but I saw the street lamps outside, which was awesome. 
  • E! News-If you know anything about me, you know that my dream job is to work at E! News. I'm a communications major wanting to be an entertainment journalist, and I have always loved E! I really admire Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest, and I would love to work with them someday. So, we walked around the studio (didn't actually go inside, just peeked through the windows), and in that moment, it felt more achievable. It had me doing a lot of thinking...Maybe I'm not as far off as it feels like it is at times. 

From the time I was about 4 or 5, I was always really fascinated with Hollywood; TV, music, movie stars, etc. I'm not really sure exactly why, but I just love the process behind all of it; how every production comes together and tells a bigger story. But, I feel like there is also a greater plan in it than even I realize. God's doing a little work behind the scenes himself. I have always wanted to be a reporter of sorts, and by the time I was in 7th grade, I knew I wanted to major in Journalism, and that's exactly what I'm studying today. I have my AA in liberal arts/communications and am one step closer towards the goal. I know that I have my plans and God has his, but right now the plan is to be an anchor at E! News someday! I don't know when it'll all happen, but I have to keep believing and trusting that it WILL someday. So, you can call me crazy for having a "different" kind of dream or that I'm not "realistic" enough....I'll take that as a compliment. Because I was born to DREAM BIG! And you should, too! Follow your heart and trust God that He knows the bigger picture, and you'll end up exactly where you're supposed to when you're supposed to. It only takes one door to lead to several other thousand opportunities...and it only takes one day, one decision to change your life. 
After that, it was time to head to the game, because we had quite a drive from the area we were in. We made it in plenty of time, and I was pumped for the game. There were no celebs to report on, unfortunately, but it was a great game, and the best part...THE DODGERS WON! You know, every time our family goes, they win...I'm just saying. Maybe there's something to that ;).

We drove home after the game, stopped at In-N-Out and came home. It was a good day! :) Can't wait for more like this during the season.

That's all for now,

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