Sometimes, during challenging times given not only the Covid outbreak, but also our social justice crisis as a whole, it helps to turn inward a bit. For me that means reflecting on where my life is today and how it has evolved in the last few years.
This brings me to my blog. My poor neglected blog. I started this as a way to write about and document my adventures in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, working full-time, life and other responsibilities have kept me from truly keeping this up. Since my last few posts, a lot has changed. Well, I would hope that things would change in the span of three to four years, but there have also been many constants.
I continued exploring the city and tried many new restaurants and bars. I also went to many museums, concerts and social events. I often went hiking or to the mountains or beach! These are all the reasons why I love L.A. and SoCal in general. I also bought a small place in Koreatown. I have a lot to say about all the eateries, and nooks and crannies in this central part of the study. The place is also minutes away from Larchmont Village.
I remain fully employed as an urban planner and I still have a real estate broker’s license. Most recently, I also got married to the love of my life and sweetest most thoughtful partner I could ever have asked for. And now we’re expecting. We moved to the suburbs, still in L.A. County, but oustide of the serious hustle and bustle of urban city life. I wish I could say there isn’t any traffic here in Rowland Heights, but anywhere in the Los Angeles region, there is traffic.
When I ponder all the constants, and all the life changes, I think about the evolution of my writing, and what matters to me now. I need to rethink the purpose of this blog. I’d like to keep writing, but I need to shift my focus to the aspects of my life that matter most now. I suppose these aspects are more domestic these days, related to interior and landscape design, to cooking, and very soon, to motherhood. The adventures continue, but they are of a different sort.
In the past, I tried to focus on “all things culture & lifestyle in L.A.” But I’m not too sure I have done that theme much justice in the last few years, at least not in my writing. It’s such a broad theme, so I can squeeze just about anything in, which certainly suits my personality. I do still enjoying traveling very much, but most travel plans are on hold for some time.
If I had more time to write, I would probably simply use this space for personal writing about day-to-day life, family, health, cooking, and fitness. Or I may shift the focus of this blog primarily to urban planning and real estate news. Or to other professional pursuits in years to come, but with a mommy twist!? Although I don’t think I’ll become a mommy blogger quite yet!
Anyway, please stayed tuned for a slightly new direction soon…