I am off to LA! I am leaving tomorrow morning, my flight is at 10.25 am! It's going to be a long day tomorrow, I am on a plane for around ten hours, then I have to change my clocks minus eight hours, get a coach to Santa Barbara and then go straight out to see some films at the Santa Barbara Film Festival! I can't deal with lack of sleep so I will try and get as much as I can on the plane although I also want to watch some films! I haven't been to the US since I was 12! I remember the in-flight entertainment was gradually getting better and you could actually pick out of lots of films and apparently they now have television programmes! This excites me as when I was younger they had about five films to choose from!
I am really looking forward to having a holiday, I last went away in July but it feels like ages away! This is also my first time on a plane on my own! I know I'm going with college but I won't have my parents to help me! I'm literally terrified of how I'm going to get my suitcase of the conveyor belt as I have the upper body strength of a five year old child. I think it will be good for me to experience it in the way that I am. It is such an amazing opportunity and I'm so glad I didn't chicken out! We are doing some amazing things that I would not be able to experience on a normal holiday. We are going to see lots of films at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, go to a panel, (where the directors, producers and actors sit at those long tables and answer questions) we are going to Sony Studios, Venice Beach, a tour of the stars houses and also a "Leonardo DiCaprio Tribute" I have no clue what this is but anything with Leonardo DiCaprio in it sounds okay to me.
I was close to chickening out, I know barely anyone on the trip and I am possibly the most socially awkward person in the world ever, I'm not even joking. But I'm just going to try my best, there are only 20 people going and you always have to stay in groups of three so someone will be lumbered with me in their group! ;)
I also think it will be a great opportunity for me to have a rest, I literally get a holiday where I don't have to worry about what time I have to be at work or if I have an essay due in. I am just spending a week in an amazing city. I feel really run down and generally down in the dumps lately so I think it will be really nice to just get away from everything and everyone. The hotel is amazing, as it is a college trip I was expecting some awful hotel but the one we are staying in has an olympic size swimming pool (I hate swimming and water but "olympic size swimming pool" sounds cool so I'm going with it..) and a jacuzzi! It also has a gym, I was considering taking my gym gear but my aim for this trip is to try and come across as normal as I can and waking up at 5am to exercise may make me look like a mad woman. (I'm still packing my trainers though..)
There will be no posts up by me in the week so I will see you in a week! I will take a ton of pictures as I always do so you can see what I get up to!
See you when I get back!