that’s right. 2 years ago today i made the move that has forever changed my life. 2 years ago, i finally took the steps necessary in making my dreams a reality in making the move to Los Angeles. It’s truly crazy that i have been away from my home sweet Austin, Texas for 2 years now. It seems like yesterday I was living my normal happy Austin life…and interesting. Do you know how many people say “Dude, you always talked about it…i never thought you’d actually DO IT….and you actually DID.” (or something along those lines?) I guess it still shocks me too.
Today is quite the day for reflection. I can’t help but feel proud of myself for where I have come in the last 2 years, and yet feel a tad sad for how my life has indeed changed so much. As they say (and I truly believe) “when one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one, which has been opened for us.” so i won’t dwell too much on those thoughts, only to hold them near and understand that with each changing moment, my life is evolving to the eternal place in which it needs to be.
In spirit of reflection and change, i just wanted to photo document my year with some of my FAVORITE Los Angeles moments. I’m so excited what moments of happiness and success year 3 has to offer and Lord knows i’ll be questioning every single bit of it!
UT vs. UCLA 9/17/2011
My best friends Jenni and Garbear came to LA for the University of Texas vs. UCLA game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. IT WAS MONUMENTAL. We took a party bus, it was all my besties and it was a total LONGHORN TAKEOVER in my new hometown. It was an amazing day making new memories in a new place with old favorites.
My second time at Disneyland was an amazing day. It was full of new faces, new energy, fun and non-stop laughter. I met some people that day that have since impacted my life in such a remarkable way…and one of those people is none other than one of my favorite people in the WORLD, Mr. Wimmy Jong! (look at his little photobomber face in the background!)
April 2012 Game of Thrones, Ep. 13
Speaking of Jimmy Wong, I couldn’t be more proud and excited and BLESSED for Feast of Fiction. In the last year, Feast of Fiction has taken me to new places in my life, my career, my confidence, my friendship, my happiness. It’s such an influential and important part of my life now, I can’t envision what my life was before I started participating in this amazing project. In the last year, we have created 22 episodes of fictional greatness. I could never fully express how grateful I am for my dear friend, and look so forward to what is in store for Feast of Fiction. Thank you all for tuning in and supporting us and our crazy culinary journey. xxx
March 2012 – DJ Nice’s 80′s birthday party
Lord knows, i would LIVE in 80′s clothing on a daily basis if i could get away with it. So, i literally feel like i truly embrace every single moment of living life in the 80′s at this 80′s birthday party! I truly felt like OOOOOH heaven is a place on earth this night. Not to mention, i won the “GOLDEN SLINKY” for best dressed. Come on now, did you guys expect anything less? I will ALWAYS be the most 80′s out of anyone in any room. This pic also illustrate what awesome girlfriends i have made in this journey.
“How to Bake it In Hollywood” was shot in March and the project still amazes me. Never in my wildest dreams did i think that a silly hobby of baking my friend’s birthday cake would turn into something so amazing. I’m still shocked, in awe, mystified by the experience and so grateful for those who have loved and supported me throughout this process. I have some extremely talented and generous friends, and this project is pure example of that. My heart couldn’t be fuller with gratitude. This is my little baby and I will eternally be proud of it.
…and here’s a girl in a true state of happiness.
Cancun – June 2012
And the number one most favorite thing i love the most about this past year is encompassed in the photos below:
auntie and akemi finally meet – 8/28/2012
My precious baby girl niece Akemi Louise Adams was born this year and i simply adore her. I can’t wait to be her aunt for the next however many years. It stinks living so far away from this sweet little being. She is the most precious little thing. i love her so very very very much. I could gush about her all day long….
Cheers to you & hope you’re having as blessed of a year! With so much gratitude — xx