Updates From LA
Start writing a post
Student Life

Updates From LA

Because why not?


Anyone who's currently living in the LA area will know that the weather has been very, very bipolar. Like, LA make up your mind! Are you hot or are you cold? Are you yes then you're no?

Anyway, the weather is one of those things that I'm loving. I'm the type of person who prefers the cold. Yeah, you read that right. A person living in California prefers to be cold. So, the rainy season and the cool breeze that is taking over LA is literal paradise for me. The weather really reminded me of the fall and I became inspired out of nowhere. I just started to feel more positive and I woke up feeling grateful for being at USC and for being more hopeful in what I wanted to achieve for the day. Out of my short 19 years of life, this is the first time I've felt good like this and still feel it for a solid 3 weeks. I'm starting to realize what being happy feels like.

There was a quote that I found on Instagram by @thegoodquote. If you don't follow them, you should! It may sound cheesy but their positive quotes sometimes really do hit me hard. Like this one that I'd like to share with you.


It was crazy to feel as though that this simple quote could immediately make me feel 10 times better and make me realize that I could do what I wanted, no matter how long it took. I think we can all agree that this quote itself is vague and could apply to everyone (therefore the point of these long quotes), but I still see this as something surprising and amazing. Mainly because it appeared in my life just when 'everything is falling into place.' I feel like I am accelerating with my goals and I'm being more proactive than last semester and I feel good. I feel good. Damn, not even an adequate amount of exercise would release enough endorphins to make me feel that way.

I mean, I've been feeling great enough that when I visited my therapist, I didn't know what to tell her except the extreme positivity that I was encountering. It was the first session where I thought it wasn't all that depressing. It was nice. A fresh breath of air. God knows I needed that after the shit show that I went through last year.

Honestly, the point of this article is to let you know that things will happen. Bad things, annoying things, unfortunate things. But what can you do? Life's a bitch sometimes and the only thing that we, as humans, can do is to learn how to hit back or to get back up whenever life decides it wants to slap you. And when you do stand up for yourself, I think that, somehow, you get rewarded. I don't want to say it's some spiritual universe shit, but maybe it is. Honestly, who knows?

I've never been this positive with myself and my life before and I just really wanted to share this with you. Because, honestly, in 2018, I thought I was never meant to know what this felt like. But now I know. And I'm so sure you'll know someday too.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments