The Big Move To Cali: First Few Days

It has officially been over a month since my last blog post, but I am (hopefully) going to get back on track to posting regularly on my page again. The past month has been crazy- I finished my Marketing Capstone summer class, wrapped up my summer job as a camp counselor, moved out of my first-ever apartment, and packed up all my stuff to spend my last college semester in LA!

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This is only my 4th day here, but I’m really enjoying my time so far (even though I’m still very nervous about driving around here with all of the traffic). I have an internship in the fashion industry, which starts tomorrow, and my campus is smack in the middle of Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard. Needless to say, I am a very lucky girl.

My dad and I got up at 3am (Eastern Time) on Saturday to fly out here, and landed at LAX at a little before 11am. Even though we were totally exhausted, we didn’t want to waste our day, so we pushed through the sleepiness to get some tourist-y activities in.

For lunch we, of course, had to go to In-N-Out. As East Coasters who always hear people brag about the burgers there, we knew it was something we had to try. We were also really hungry at this point and fast food seemed like a good idea.

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After we ate lunch and got settled into our hotel (which had incredible views of the Hollywood sign and the Capitol Records building), we set back out for our next adventure- a studio tour of the Paramount Pictures lot. Since it was a Saturday, things were pretty dead around there, so we didn’t see any celebrities, but it did give our tour guide more opportunity to let us into sound stages and see some behind the scenes stuff!

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On Sunday, my dad helped me move into my new dorm room, but we also had some time to walk around the Walk of Fame and find some cool stars. We had been looking for some of the Beatles’ stars and we couldn’t find them that day. Today, I went out exploring by myself and found all of them right in front of the Capitol Records building on Vine. Since I spent all of my spring semester doing a PR project on Capitol, it was so surreal to stand outside the building and see their musician’s stars on the sidewalk.

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I’m excited to see what this semester will bring with my internship and my time in this new city. I have never been to California before, and now I have 3 months to explore so much! From here on out, I’m going to try to post regularly about my adventures.