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3/25/13


LOS ANGELES, YOU'VE BEEN GOOD TO ME

3/25/13
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Chalkboard drawing of the downtown Los Angeles skyline

Today I am driving up the 101 and making my way to the Bay Area to start a new job and embark on what looks to be a new chapter in life. The transition is undoubtedly a mixed bag of emotions- butterflies over the thought of something new, but also the inevitable sadness in leaving family, friends, and a city I really grew to love.

A quote I read in C.S. Lewis' The Four Loves, really rings true to me- "No man loves his city because it is great, but because it is his" Though I was born and raised in Southern California, LA never became mine until I moved there after college. In my three years back, I've rediscovered my relationships with family, had the privilege of sharing life with some of the most incredible people I've ever met, and said "I do" to a lifelong commitment to my best friend. I could never put it in words, but I am so thankful for my time here, LA - the people, the places, even the smog filled traffic, made their mark on me, and I am forever changed because of it.

14 comments:

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on your new job!

Hanna Lo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

now you're coming to a better place :) :) hehehe drive safely mody! i just texted you, but i got an update through your blog! lol

helen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i miss you i love you i am so thankful i got to know you over your time here on the better part of california ;)

the hongs are praying for you guys!!!

Translated: UnderTheSun said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WE love you Melody! And Taylor too but we'll see him for a bit more :) I'm SO sad to see you go! But God is good and will take care of you both and will bring you to a church family in the bay area that will be a blessing to you guys and you to them :) Love you guys!!!!

Translated: UnderTheSun said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

btw love the lipstick! and the LA skyline! I always wanted to steal that from you :)

charsd said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on your new job, Melody! :D Moving on to bigger and better things and I know your family and friends will be there to support you through all of it!

PJ Tibayan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We're going to miss you and Taylor! I tried to invite him over for dinner tonight at Carlos and Jennie's with some others tonight. I hope you're up there safely now!

In Christ,
PJ

PJ Tibayan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Are you working on the designs for Apple Campus 2? I tried to find the address to campus 1 just a while ago.

Jo N said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats & Best of Luck! Coincidentally I'm also going through a similar phase. I can 100% identify with your post and the C.S. Lewis's quote. I'm afraid I will get emotional when the time comes.

Melissa Smight said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Such a mix of emotions. I am so proud of you and so happy for you both as you move on to this new phase of your life. But I will miss having you so close by. Perhaps we can meet half way and go wine tasting in Paso Robles! Love you both and wish you all the best in your new, more northern, adventure.

christine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi melody! Aww I just saw on here you are moving to NorCal! I'm so bummed, I just moved back to so cal! Aww, but I'm excited for you to begin a new phase of your journey! It will be so wonderful, I'm sure! Miss you!!!

christine said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi melody! Aww I just saw on here you are moving to NorCal! I'm so bummed, I just moved back to so cal! Aww, but I'm excited for you to begin a new phase of your journey! It will be so wonderful, I'm sure! Miss you!!!

itjoycemyheart said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that is a super cute picture of you!!! is that you're new red lipstick?? looks good ;)

joyce voice said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

same here - LA only really became home after I moved back following college.

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