One of the best things about living close to UCLA is that if I want to visit, I don’t have to think twice about it! I live about an hour away from UCLA [although with traffic it can go up to 3 hours! 😦 ]. Since my friends have moved into their apartments for summer school, they asked me to visit and I didn’t hesitate to go go see them. Once I got there, they gave me a tour of their apartment, and we chatted, relaxed, went out to Westwood to get ice cream, went tanning, and then we headed back to their apartment. It felt amazing being back in good ol’ Westwood. Even though it was a little over a week since I had visited, I still missed it. I also missed my friends, of course!
One of my friends asked me how good it felt to be able to come to LA without worrying about travel time, and I answered that it felt amazing to be able to do so! Living in Southern California and also attending college within the region has its ups and downs, but I think I get the best of both worlds–my family and my university (and everything that comes with it–friends, academics, and student life).