LA

I flew to LA after deciding I didn't want to get the megabus from San Fran. As I got in my friend Morgan picked me up who is a fellow talented photographer and has a humor that will keep you smiling for days. 

I arrived quite late so we decided to get a late coffee and go snap some photos at the griffith observatory. The setting sun burned the sky pink and orange in the same bright hues as the girls dressed on venice beach. I decided that It was beautiful deception as most of LA is covered in smog. But sunsets seem to do that here.  Made you forget it was the smog that made their colors so brilliant and that behind every pretty picture I had seen in LA there could be an ugly story.  LA was that type of city, it was busy and over run by tourists..

The next day I ran an instameet on santa monica pier, again it was a great turn out and I even saw a couple of familiar faces from San Francisco. The next day we decided to take a spontaneous road trip up HW1 to Big Sur with our friends Ravi and Ryan.
There is nothing quite like this drive, it's a beautiful drive along the coast and it's a quick escape from the fast paced scene of LA. We drove for what seemed like eternity and got to a small hotel an hour back from Big Sur at about midnight. The next day was spent exploring, hiking and just being with each other. I was extremely content, life was/is great.

A few people who I met asked me how I afforded my trip and that they wish they could do what I am doing etc and I told them I just worked, I got out of a bad relationship and I just made the goal to save and get out and I did just that. The response I received was that they had just started a job or that the time of year wasn't right, they had a partner etc the reasons for not traveling and changing their way of life was endless and I think that's a terrible thing because you may never be 'ready', you may never get a perfect opportunity unless you just trust your intuition and go with it.

"It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any."

 

photo by ryan wehner

photo by ryan wehner

photo by ryan wehner

photo by ryan wehner

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photo by morgan phillips

photo by morgan phillips