The problem with being foreign
I talked with my best friend on Skype yesterday. She lives in London and we don’t manage to speak very often due to the time differences. We hadn’t talked in a little bit, so she asked me how everything is going. I told her about me being a bit homesick lately and about how hard it is for us to find new friends and how much we miss our friends back in Germany.
Just to explain it to you a little bit as well: I find Los Angeles to be a little hard to connect with people. Flo and I are not the most open people (very german I guess) and are actually in a state of our lifes where partying and going out is not our number 1 goal. Due to those circumstances we don’t meet new people very often and can’t always connect to the ones we met, because they are either party animals or trying to network for career purposes. I told my best friend all about that and she said she has that exact same problem in London. I guess we both didn’t chose citys to live in where people actually lan to spend the rest of their lifes. Both LA and London attract a lot young people that are looking for new experiences and also for big careers.
One guy that Flo freelances for told us that he didn’t find friends at all in the three years he lived in LA. Don’t get me wrong: I love LA and I know it’s mostly our fault that we don’t meet new people a lot. But I feel like this city is not for everyone. And we are actually starting to question, if it might be time for us to move on. Maybe to Orange County or maybe a little further away. We will see what the future will bring. It is definitely still a very exciting journey.