Despite being very excited for SULA, I came to LA with very low expectations. I knew that I had to experience LA at some point and that I would probably enjoy it but part of me hated everything about this city for the first few days. Being from North Jersey and spending my last summer working in New York City, I came with the bias that New York was by far the superior city. Don’t get me wrong, I still think that’s true. New York is this beautiful hive of energy and architecture that even looks captivating as a geographical silhouette. Where New York feels purposeful, LA feels more like a place lots of people one day decided to live. But that might just be it’s charm. I love that Los Angeles is the foil to New York, and it makes the relationship between the two so much more dramatic. But one quality the two cities share is that they are what you make of it. Since coming out here I have been going out to tons of comedy shows, film screenings, and recordings of Harmontown. I’ve ventured up to Malibu to see the sunset on the beach, I’ve hiked all around the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory, but most of all I’ve just been blasting music in my car hoping that Waze doesn’t interrupt to tell me to take another left turn. I feel like my friends took me to see a movie I knew was going to be bad and walked out of the theater in love with it. So even though I probably won’t be staying out here after graduation I can definitely say, much like the former governor, that “I’ll be back”.