Nearly 9 years ago I moved to Los Angeles, California with hopes and dreams of adventure. I didn’t expect to sparkling lights and fame. I didn’t expect riches or even love. I just wanted to experience something different, to get out of my hometown of Baltimore and see what else was out there. It started out slow, I had some fun, I had some heartbreak and went tumbling down a hole of despair and then I’ve kind of just been cruising. I can’t completely complain. I’ve certainly had some awful moments like heartbreak and losing my job and I got myself into some mess but I’ve also had some fun and some good moments. It’s pretty even really in good things that happened, bad things, things I got myself into and things that just sort of found their way to me. I’ve met some good people and a heck of a lot of awful people. But I feel like I’m just… floating along. Not looking at the scenery around me, not trying to stop myself at any point, just sorta going with the flow – which turns out isn’t a good thing in this situation. I just don’t care about anything and in turn, I feel like I’m just messing up everything again. Paycheck to Paycheck. Day by day. All I want to do is stay inside, stay in bed, lay on the couch, watch TV, sleeeeeeeeeep. I don’t want to go out. I don’t have the money. I don’t have the desire, I don’t have the umph. I avoid. Avoid avoid until I absolutely have to face it.
I really should write. Not only write things I’m SUPPOSED to write but write things I want to write. I have conversations with myself all the time that would make great blogs and I …just… don’t … do it.
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