My Future in Los Angeles

My Future in Los Angeles

By Aaron Liebman

It feels so strange to reflect back on the semester as if it is almost over. This has been the fastest (and coincidentally the last) semester for me. It’s interesting to think about my expectations and compare them with reality. Before I flew out here, I assumed there was some massive culture difference and I would be in for a bit of shock. To my surprise, it doesn’t feel very different from the east coast at all aside from the weather. I think when people compare LA to the east coast they are actually comparing it to NYC, which is definitely noticeably different. I’m trying to assess whether I love it or hate it here. It changes from day to day. I know people who absolutely love the city that they live in whereas I’m more just content with it. I think I can be happy in most places, it’s all about finding your niche. I have friends here, I have an internship I like that might turn into a job, I have my guitar – that’s really all I need. I think being low maintenance in this sense will really help me adapt to life in Los Angeles and the ups and downs that it comes with. Right now, the plan is to stay here after I graduate. Even if I don’t get a job at my internship, I have the most amount of connections and opportunities in this city. Above all else, I’m so excited to dive into the music industry. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that this is a viable passion for me to follow into a career.