This last month I have been in Los Angeles attending an acting program at the New York Film Academy. For as long as I can remember I have always been interested in acting. Having just graduated from University and still on the look out for a job I figured, why not?
I am all about having a bucket list in life, from the obvious things like visiting the Eiffel Tower to the random things like acting in LA.
I had no idea what to expect, and having booked it very spontaneously a few months earlier, I didn’t really have time to overthink it. I arrived at LAX, met my new roommate, spent a few days exploring the city, and by Monday morning I was sitting in my first acting class.
To say I loved it would be an understatement. I was taken way out of my comfort zone, but the whole experience was incredible. I met some amazing people and was fascinated to learn so much about the film industry.
Before arriving in Los Angeles I had heard mixed reviews about the city, with most people telling me they had not liked it. So with my expectations relatively low, I was still super excited to experience it for myself.
Like any major city there are always going to be good and bad areas. But overall I fell in love with Los Angeles, and one month was nowhere near long enough. I loved the California lifestyle, the food, and the energy of the city.
Whether I continue acting or not, my time in LA has inspired me to settle for nothing less than what I feel most passionate about!