I am beginning to really enjoy being back in Los Angeles, and I don’t like it! This past week has brought lots of new friends, fantastic weather, even my younger brother Preston, who is like 10 times cooler than I am, has started being nice to me. The problem is I am getting too comfortable. It’s nice to come back to a home cooked meal every night. It’s nice to have my laundry done and bed changed every week. It’s nice to have a car to borrow whenever I like.

With all of these creature comforts my lack of a social life, had long been my motivation. I wanted to get out. To escape the loneliness. To move somewhere new where I would be forced to make new friends. But now that I have found a group of friends in LA, my motivation has evaporated.

This group, is more like a loosely knit social circle of five or six overlapping groups of West LA twenty-somethings. Everyone seems to be in the same position: back home, post-graduation, and lost. What’s next? Most are half-heartedly looking for jobs, biding their time, and taking advantage of their parent’s kindness, for one last real summer vacation. We share a common anxiety. We all hear the ticking clock, counting down to reality. But in this uncomfortable situation, I have found more honesty from friends than I ever before. I am seeing knew, more genuine, sides of people I have known for 10 years.

I am too comfortable. My aspirations for adventure and my eagerness to plow ahead with the business idea are fading. Naturally, I’m terrified.

5 Comments
  1. June 24, 2008

    Bryce – I love reading your blog…so true. I will be in LA next week, do you have any suggestions on places to go, things to see and do that aren’t just the typical tourist stuff. I’ve done all of that before.

  2. June 24, 2008

    Sarah, your going to love LA. Advice on its way.

  3. Tom
    June 25, 2008

    i can think of worse places than L.A to live in…. next time I am in Paisley walking through Ferguslie park on a raining Sunday afternoon I will think of you sunning it up…..

    Thankfully I moved to the Ayrshire countryside…. you have no idea how beautiful and peaceful where I live is….

    Glorious…. still I would love to sample LA….

  4. June 27, 2008

    Bryce,

    I really enjoyed reading this first page of your novel. I must say it’s a brilliant first page.

    A great first page usually announce a great novel – that’s what the critics said about mine…so I trust them 😉

    Now we want page 2

    uh?

  5. June 27, 2008

    hey, i use the fear of writing topic on my school presentation and most of my classmates like it…

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