Today I celebrate my 5 year anniversary of living in LA and I’m writing this with a deep sense of gratitude. Many of us are dealing with a lot right now and for the first time in a very long time, I have found a somewhat safe and relatively quiet space amongst the chaos. There was a profound revelation that was revealed to me that provided a new found sense of patience and restored faith. I tweeted in the early stages of the pandemic that I hoped to pick up some good habits during my quarantine and by the looks of it, it actually happened.
When everything initially shut down, my triggers had me stressed but I was able to push through and use the quality time as an opportunity to strengthen my mind and spirit. Additionally, I made sure to give myself grace and rest when needed. I did some soul searching and started creating healthier boundaries but most importantly, my vision with regards to my purpose became a lot clearer - this shift has been transformative to say the least.
My perspective on LA hasn’t changed, I still love it here. I have only recently questioned whether or not I will live here for the long run or if life will take me elsewhere. But that’s not for me to worry about right now, God will lead the way.
With that being said, here are five things I wanted to share about living in LA.
1. Charge the officers who killed Breonna Taylor
2. Arrest the officers who killed Breonna Taylor
3. Convict the officers who killed Breonna Taylor
4. Black Lives Matter
5. ALL Black Lives Matter