Dreams come true, and Picasso was right: Everything you can imagine is real.
2:12 p.m. Next flight: WS1513 from LAX to YYC. As I am writing this, I am waiting in Los Angeles to catch my first flight back to Halifax. I still don’t realise that I am actually sitting here, nor that I have spent the past days in this city.
For those of you who know me better, will probably also know that I have dreamed of this place since I was little. I’ve always wanted to go here… lay on the beach in Venice and walk around the funky, palm-tree-filled streets of L.A. And now I am here. One of my biggest bucket list wishes came true.
If someone would have told me two years ago that I would be in this exact moment right now, I probably wouldn’t have believed them – studying in Canada and casually visiting my friend Anna in L.A. because she goes to university here, would have sounded like a dream. But dreams come true, and Picasso was right: Everything you can imagine is real.
These past days, I got the chance to cross three things off of my bucket list which I want to share with you. Maybe you’ll get a little inspired..
✓ Take a walk by the canals in Venice
Take a walk there in the evening! It’s so romantic, and probably no one except you and the residents will be there.
✓ Visit Griffith Park & the observatory
It’s true what everyone says.. this place is magical. I could have stayed up there all night just watching the lights and the skyline. The best time to go is during the week, the observatory is super crowded on the weekends.
✓ Stick your feet into the Pacific Ocean
It doesn’t matter if you do it in Santa Monica, Venice or Malibu. Walking barefoot in the sand and along the shore instantly makes me feel happy and relaxed.
After the past days, I don’t want to leave. I feel drawn to L.A. and its atmosphere.. Maybe it’s the sunny summer-weather, or the positivity and open-mindedness of the people. One thing is for sure, this will not be my last time here.