No big deal or anything, but today marks my last "Case of the Mondays" for what will be a long, long time. In case you missed this last post here, I'm making a complete career change and transitioning out of media/sales/PR/mass communication and jumping into speech pathology. Working toward speech pathology, anyway. Between taking the GRE, a year of pre-requisites and crossing my fingers that I make it into at least one graduate school in Fall 2016, I have a lot of work to do to get to where I want to be. There is so much to learn and so much I need to start doing, but I know it'll be worth it in the end!
With this being my last big girl work week, I have a feeling that the days are going to go by a lot faster, which means I really need to make them count. While most of my time between now and July will be spent training at my new job and studying nonstop for the GRE, I have a lot to look forward to, including two big trips in just one month!
A couple of weeks ago, around the time when I was getting ready to put in my two weeks, my sister randomly asked how I would feel about going on a trip to Los Angeles before she heads back to Bulgaria in late April. Ummmm, did she even have to ask? Yes yes yes yes yes. So I used up the rest of my credit card points which shaved $130 off the cheapest plane ticket we could find, and within 24 hours of her inquiry, our tickets were booked! We'll be staying with her best friend from high school, who is also a music producer and has been living in L.A. for quite awhile, so I'm excited to get a local's perspective of the area. I've never been to California, so I'm really pumped for this trip. Or should I say amped? Does that make me sound like I'm from Laguna Beach? (STEE-PHENNNNNNN)
I've been trying to research fun things to do around L.A., and I have to say that Pinterest has been a huge help (big surprise there). What Not to Do in Los Angeles has been my favorite article I've come across so far; it tells you what's best to skip out on, and then suggests what to do instead. For example, the author advises not to partake in the Santa Monica Pier hustle and bustle, but instead suggests biking the trail from Santa Monica to Venice Beach. Sounds like a way better plan to me! Top 10 Hikes in Los Angeles has also been an interesting read. With every hike listed, it lets you know the "sweat factor" and the "move time." The hike behind the Hollywood sign just might have to happen.
I'm crossing my fingers we make the trip over to Malibu for a beach day. And of course I'll have to take a stroll down Rodeo Drive, and maybe I'll even hop on a celebrity home tour. And by home tour I mean maybe I'll move in with a celebrity. Like Zac Efron.
Any suggestions for fun things to do in L.A./Malibu/wherever in that general area? Let me know! T-minus 9 days!