Yes! You guessed it; another blog to add to the millions of threads and message boards the Internet has to offer. Just what you wanted… one more URL to search with another link to click right? We all have a voice filled with our own experiences that we can project beyond our own circle of listeners. I approach this project with the intention to share my love of visual storytelling and my desire for learning new things.
Feast and famine. A term often used to describe extreme opposites – all or nothing if you will. It’s also a very good sports-catch phrase which always seems to elicit a heightened sense of urgency to win at all costs. In basketball the sport I love, either you GO GET IT! Or – you get nothing and that always seems to work right?
I’ve always seen Los Angels as a city that presents both sides of the coin. My goal is to share with you my experiences and how they continue to help shape and teach me. I hope to bring myself closer to this uniquely diverse, yet complicated city. There is so much to experience and much, much more to discover.
Feast and famine surround us. We all form our views and perspectives in a variety of ways; family, friends, television, news, radio – the list goes on. What makes a good or bad neighborhood? What’s safe and what’s not so safe? These concepts are largely packaged and presented to us to choose and most often, we make a choice. As we all mature, we embrace our comfort zones even more which makes it easy to lose your appetite for growth. The path of discovery and learning narrows unless we continue to drive with our head out the window. Continue to dance like no one is watching. Continue to make mistakes. Continue to push your boundaries and more importantly – continue to laugh out loud.
If you’ve lived in Los Angeles and you’ve never been to MacArthur Park on a sunny Saturday as the community gathers to watch children play soccer and learn life skills or, visited an elegant indoor market in Santa Monica to experience good food & wine – ask yourself why? Better yet…ask yourself why not? I asked myself those same questions and discovered that my answers were not good enough. I wasn’t as fearless or diverse as I imagined. I needed to venture out.
I needed to enjoy. I needed to learn and I needed share.
This city is filled with art, history, culture and people who provide us with opportunities to learn more about them and more about ourselves. As I learn more about myself, I invite you to join me. Expression is the best way to teach and to learn. I hope to inspire you. I hope you inspire me!
It should be stimulating and fun!..