A writer moves to L.A. to make it big.

That’s my log line. Not much draw there, not to mention its cliché nature. Still that log line will very shortly be my life.

I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, went to college in Long Beach for three years, then came back to Santa Cruz. I want to be a writer. Movies, TV, books, I want it all.

I’m 23 years old and needing to start my career. So, my girlfriend and I are making the move to Los Angeles. I’ll be writing, she’ll be acting. It will be simple, right?

It’s not as bad as it sounds. We’re not going down completely blind, I did live in Long Beach for three years (even if it is the younger laid back weed-smoking sibling of L.A.). But much more importantly, my sister already lives in the city. She’s been living in the acting world for a couple of years now, and knows a thing or two about the lay of the land. Plus, she’s full of talent and a professional optimist.

Frankly, with this team of actresses constantly around me how can I lose?

It is a bit scary though. This life changing move is only about a month away now. Hopefully life changing. I want everything to work out for all of us, but it’s L.A. This place is supposedly a monster, a soul crusher!

I don’t think I’m being very realistic about my career either. I mean every other person on the script is going to have a script in their back pocket. I understand the odds, but I’m choosing to ignore them. In other words, I’m not fazed.

I’ll make it. That’s my genuine belief, which is crazy considering I don’t really know how good I am at my craft. This is the thought that scares me. The big city hardly intimidates me, though it probably should. My fear stems from the chance that this mentality of inevitable success could cause a spiral of laziness in my future. I can’t be lazy, I just can’t. Luckily though, I have faith that my lady and my sister will do an inspiring job of whipping that out of me.

I do feel lucky, I’m moving to a big city with the goal of fulfilling my dreams, I’m in an amazing relationship, and there will be talent and love surrounding me at all times.

On the silver screen, I’m the guy you root against. And that’s fine if you want. Whether you root for me or against me I will continue to be myself and continue to work on me.

I want to use this site for chronicling my journey and – since it’s my blog – my thoughts and opinions. So that’s what I’m going to do.

We’ll see how it goes. It could be a fun journey to read about… or you know, laugh at.

 

Best,
Travis

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2 Responses to One Month and Counting!!!

  1. Congratulations! What a big moment! I’m looking forward to seeing you again! Good luck with moving, I’m sure you’ll find many successes down here in the big city. Also it sounds like you’ll be making it just in time to miss the heat wave, you lucky bastard. It’s been miserable down here for the past month. You chose wisely.

  2. Lorna says:

    Yes, you will succeed.

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