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Seeking A New Normal


Whoa, what. How has it been almost 3 weeks since my last post?! Also, am I going to say that every time I have an unexpected gap in my posts? Probably. Look, I moved 1800 miles to one of the largest cities in the US. It’s a lot to handle. And I’m going to milk that as an excuse for as long as possible.


What’s happened in August? Well, like I mentioned in my last post, I got an apartment. I moved in, along with my suitcases and my mattress. Then, I got another job. Omg, what? Yeah so that whole woodworking amazing dream job thing was a little too good to be true. Turns out if you want to live somewhere that costs money, you have to make money. I was just a little too.. anxiety ridden.. to not have a salaried job. So, I took a salaried job. It’s at an amazing advertising agency that is likely going to be a perfect fit for me, but clearly I better not speak too soon.


My AMAZING, like two heaven sent angels, parents came to LA! In tow, all my shit. Literally all of it, INCLUDING my cats! We moved everything in, and my Mom and I unpacked and decorated my room/apartment all last week. My Mom did so much while I was at work. I mean, when I become a Mom it is going to be SO MUCH WORK filling her shoes because she is the absolute best. I can’t tell you how good it was to see them after a very long 3 months. That might make me sound like a baby, but I really like my parents and clearly they’re pretty freakin’ cool. My Dad is here for an extra week, so this weekend I will be hanging out with him. He’s been staying up in Silver Lake which is why I haven’t seen him during the week like I could with my Mom.


This past weekend myself, my parents, and my half (but I feel like we can stop saying that now) brother, Sye, went for a little exploratory journey around South Bay. I wanted to show my parents my favorite light house, Pointe Vincent. On a bathroom break Sye discovered they have a museum! This was like the best news ever to me, all thanks to a whiz. The museum was surprisingly good for going so easily unnoticed. So good I might have to do an entire post on Pointe Vincent.


We then aimlessly made our way to San Pedro. We discovered this really cool pagoda with a massive bell, which turns out to be one of the largest bells in the world. The beautiful display was given to the US from South Korea in 1976. In celebration of the bicentennial, the bell serves as a sign of friendship and trust between the two nations. Have you ever seen a massive bell? Well, I can tell you the number one thing you think is, I really want to ring this bell. We didn’t, but the bell is rung five times a year, and one time is August 15. Yep, the day before yesterday. We missed it by ONE DAY! But I am so planning to go the next time it’s rung.


Other than that, I haven’t had time to do anything else to tell you about. But now that life is starting to settle down a bit, be a little more normal, I SWEAR I will be here and entertaining and informational. If there is anything in particular you’d like me to write about or a place you want me to go see, please let me know in the comments below, or shoot me an email at sweethannahpea@gmail.com