I was offered a job as the coordinator for arts at the Getty in Los Angeles.
The Getty is easily one of the most famous museums in the state and possibly the country.
It is home to some of the most wonderful works of art. I really wanted to take the job, but that meant moving quite a distance. I was afraid to uproot my family, and I knew LA was going to be expensive. I spent several days thinking about the job offer. Moving to California sounded amazing. They have beautiful beaches, national parks, and mud volcanoes. They have deserts, mountains, and hillsides. The state is a rare gem. Another great thing about California is the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis. I think legal cannabis was probably the deciding factor in my decision to move. I use cannabis to stimulate my mind and boost creativity. The CA prices for recreational weed were half what I was paying. I accepted the job offer, but I knew living in LA was out of the question. Luckily I found some nice places to rent in Winnetka. Winnetka is a short drive from LA. I take the commuter train to work and I get there in about 40 minutes. I save on gas and car maintenance. The Getty isn’t far from Winnetka and a couple of my fellow colleagues also live in the area and drive to the museum for work. It’s been five years since I moved to the west coast and I don’t regret the decision for a single minute.