I am a week into my second quarter at UCLA and already exhausted, but that's the way it goes. But I feel like I have really settled into UCLA and LA in general. For a long time I felt like I didn't belong in Los Angeles. I mean, I still probably don't, but I definitely feel it softening. It doesn't seem so hard and scary anymore. I am learning its secret passageways and staying alert to its joyous moments. It certainly helps that I live in the cutest guest house with my love and I am studying the things I think are fascinating. Today I wanted to take photos for the first time in a while. These felt good: Ian took them for me at sunset on our sleepy little street in West Hollywood. I'm wearing my Band of Outsiders trench and new boots from Madewell. This trench is like the best thing, especially because I got it as a gift after my internship with them. I feel lucky to have been a small part of the magic that was Band of Outsiders and I think of that every time I wear this. I suppose LA has brought me a lot of happiness after all.