Tuesday, April 13, 2010

C'est La Vie de Pea

Currently spinning, "Cocaine Girl" - Nirvana and Little Boots' Hands album.

March has finally passed and thank GOODNESS it's long gone.  It was a bad month for me.  It totally kicked my ass.  April, however, has been spectacular so far.  Mainly due to one big change:  I'm moving to Los Angeles.  Tonight my sister and I will be boarding a red eye to the city of angels.  I've never bought a one way in my life and it's terrifying yet exhilarating at the same time.  For the past week, I've been packing my Atlanta life into boxes and shipping them off across the country.  My room looks like a tornado just hit.

"Why do the things that are so bad for you make you feel the best?" - Nurse Jackie

Don't you just LOVE that? I can easily come up with a very long of list of things that would fall into this category. My vice list has been increasing at a dramatic pace.  But the weird thing is, I don't feel guilty about it. This i-do-what-i-want cavalier attitude gets me in trouble sometimes, but hey, I only have one life...one story to tell, and when I'm old and gray, it'll be a juicy one. I'm not apologetic.

I hate how Korean dramas always make the heroine the black-haired, pale-skinned, goody two shoes who never wears any makeup.  So.... only the plain janes get the boy?  It's so lame and fairytaley.  If i were to write a Korean drama, the heroine would be a total playgirl (with a heart of gold, of course) and the hero would be one of those cat-calling roughneck salesguys in the bazaars and markets.  I always think there's something so appealing about those guys.  It might take place in Itaewon.  

Anyway, back to Hellay. Sunday, @ lunch with my sister at Sweet Tomato, was the first time I really began to feel like the move is actually happening. I can't even get myself to picture a long-term/forever move.  It's scary.  I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  I grew up eating hard core southern food like fried chicken, collared greens and peach cobbler.  Every street has a story.  Memories that are permanently ingrained my being. The smells, the tastes, the people, the southern hospitality...all of it defines me in some way or another.

But i've got to be brave.  i've got to step out my comfort zone and just go where the universe leads me.  Originally, I had my sights set on the Big Apple...but LA just happened.  All the stars were aligned and I guess the Apple will have to wait for me!  That's the wonderful thing about life...things happen when you least expect them to.  It's the surprises that keep life interesting. It's the friendships, the laughs, the lovers, the adventures that you never expected to last this long, that keep me going.

I absolutely love orange juice.  I cannot be with anyone who doesn't drink orange juice. It's a deal breaker.

I will miss you, Atlanta.

Wish me luck.

xx, Astrid.


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