Why are you here? And I don’t mean in a philosophical way. If you were not born here, why did you come here? If you were born here, why did you stay or what keeps you here? Have you lived other places and just had to move back? Or did you live other places only temporarily and then come back? Are you happy with your decision?
I moved here to go to film school and work in the movies. I grew up in a small town and when thinking about college, I wanted to go as far away from home as I could and considered University of Virginia to study history. I thought if I ended up at a California school it would be a cop out to be so close to home (even though it was still a five hour flight away.) Then I realized I could study film and work in the movies and all that changed and I came to LA and to LMU. It took me a long time (20 years?) and a year away (Seattle) to realize that LA is really for me. Los Angeles was never my first choice for a city to live in, but slowly, slowly, I fell in love.
But what about you? Why are you here? What keeps you here? If you wish you were somewhere else, where would that be and why aren’t you there? If I’m getting too personal, all the more reason for you to share…
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