10 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK I moved from Cleveland Ohio to Los Angeles at newly 18 years young. I could write a novel about this milestone marker. Looking back at ALL of the good, bad, ugly, unreal, sad & hilarious experiences I’ve had the past decade is overwhelming. All of the extreme ups and downs while never feeling like I’ve “fully made it” because bigger dreams and aspirations kept forming. You are only racing yourself at the end of the day. My life has felt accomplished and purposeless all in the same weeks at times lol and I’m beginning to realize that’s okay. I sometimes feel like I’m “going backwards” or “starting over”. That’s okay. It’s growth. At times I catch myself when I’m teaching saying things to my students that is great advice for my personal self lol....I always say “alright if you are comfortable doing this combo right now, that means you aren’t growing. Choose wisely how you want to feel when you walk out of that door by the end of class”. Life has a great way of throwing you up, down, around, sideways, backwards and forwards, don’t trying and figure out why, just let it take you and remember why & what you love to do.
But In the simplest closing statement:
10. Fucking. Years. Cheers to you 17 year old Dani for not taking the SAT or ACT and knowing EXACTLY what you NEEDED to go and accomplish. Middle finger and a sarcastic high five to those who said I would come back home within 6 months of leaving in 2008. Another sarcastic high five to the agent that said I would only do commercials & need to have a “plan b”. I’ve never had a “plan b” and I’m going just fine 😚
& cheers to all the humans that have come in and out of my life the past decade. Love you all (minus like 6 of you dearly lol)❤️ I’ve accomplished a SHIT ton so far and I feel like this is just the beginning. can’t wait to see what is to come 💋 #istillcallohiohome