If any one has been following me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I’ve been talking a lot about a move to Los Angeles. Well, it’s true. On May 28th I will say “goodbye” to Virginia and say “Hello” to California. I’ve gotten an amazing opportunity to intern with a company by the name of Machine Shop Marketing. It is a boutique marketing agency in Beverly Hills, their clients range from MTV to Hollywood Records. This is such an amazing opportunity and I am so excited.
It’s very scary for me, sitting in my apartment in Richmond, VA where I’ve been for the last 5 years, thinking about living over 3,000 miles away from my friends and family. I look around at my friends and I wonder how many people will keep in touch with me when I move or who will be the first to visit, if any of them. I wish them all the best of luck with what they chose to do. I know that I would not be able to live in Richmond after graduating. I am the type of person that loves change, welcomes change, and by god NEEDS it.
The last 5 years of school have been a roller coaster. At 17 years old (yes 17 years old) I arrived at VCU fresh- faced and full of ambition. I had no expectations and no plans, all I knew was this was a new chapter of my life and I couldn’t wait to get started. By the end of my 4th year I was ready get. out. Oh my, was I ready to leave. Leave and do what? Psh, who new. I wanted to travel, move to NYC, LA, Australia, or Canada, I needed to do something.
Luckily, in February a lot of people that I follow on Twitter, kept “retweeting” a link to an entertainment internship. I was like “What the hell is this, why is it everywhere?!” I clicked on it, read it and decided I had absolutely nothing to lose, so I was going to apply for it. It just so happens that I was going out to visit my Aunt in Dana Point, CA during the month of March so I offered my time if they wanted to meet with me. Sure enough about 2 weeks later I get an e-mail back saying they would love to meet with me. I was ecstatic to say the least.
I walked in to what I thought was the coolest looking office. There was a huge mural on the left hand side and multiple music magazines next to brightly colored chairs. The guy behind the reception desk was very nice and he started playing The Starting Line “Say It Like You Mean It”. For some reason, hearing this CD put all my nerves at ease. I thought, “I can do this. They listen to great music.” I made a comment on how I hadn’t heard that CD in forever. (Which was a complete lie, I definitely listened to it on the plane ride out :ox ) ANYWAYS, I thought the interview went great. I was completely honest (and super sweaty. Note to self: sweaters don’t belong in Los Angeles).
I thought I gave it my all. One thing that stuck out in my mind was I answered a question starting with the word “Cuz”. CUZ!?!??!! I don’t even use that word in text messaging let alone when I speak. Yes, it still bothers me and YES, I still think about it. Machine Shop Marketing, if you happen to come across this blog entry, I don’t normally use “cuz” when I speak or type FYI.
Now that I’ve gotten completely off topic…I am so excited for the day I move out to LA and I get to show everyone what I am capable of. I have a lot of people in my life doubt my abilities. I am a strong woman with an even stronger ambition for success. I look forward to the last month here in Richmond, and the next 3 months in LA. Since I won’t have any friends out there….yet….I plan on going to a lot of shows and such to pass the time. So expect constant updating. I know I’ve been slacking…blame it on school…or work…or my cat…
Just blame it on him..he scares me when he stares at me like that…