Today I took the time to remind myself about why I’m here in Los Angeles. I have so many things to be grateful for! First off, I drive down Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard every day. That’s not something I could say a year ago, and it’s definitely something I had always aspired to do. I take it for granted a lot of the time because the traffic is pretty miz, however I need to remind myself that I can sing Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do” and literally “have some fun” until “the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard.”
I work on Melrose Place. Literally. Not the show, the actual street. One day, I can tell my kids that! So here’s a funny degree of separation story: I was named after Kirby on Dynasty — Carlos says I look like Sammy Jo Carrington from Dynasty — who was played by Heather Locklear — who was on the show Melrose Place in the 90s — and the recent version — which I was on (the show) — and now I actually work on (the place)! Whoop.
The scenery here is beautiful — I love the beach and the hills in the background. Sometimes, because of the smog, the hills look like a gigantic backdrop on a movie lot.
I took Sunset through Beverly Hills today to get to my apartment. I passed Bel Air and I remember when I thought Bel Air was a fake city where Will Smith’s fake family lived.
On any given day, you can drive down the road and see someone shooting something, something being filmed, someone being photographed. There’s always something interesting to observe.
Lastly, I drove by some places today and it was like seeing the big prize before winning it — I drove by Comcast (E!) where I hope to work and report from someday, as well as PMK*BNC and Rogers and Cowan. Really cool considering I used to see their addresses in books and wonder exactly where they were located.
I am so thankful and so blessed to have my whole life ahead of me!