I had such high hopes for this year. After spending my first year in California pretty much holed up in my room and working, I didn’t really get to explore my new “home”. Yeah, so my plan to get out and actually experience California went down the tubes quickly.
While I am used to doing things alone, lately, I’ve been struggling with loneliness. And the fact that I have zero friends out here makes it tough for me to want to do any of the limited activities available to me. So, I remained inside even when it was deemed okay to go out again (and then told to remain inside because California massively fucked things up).
Anyway…after months of being cooped up inside, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone! I kept hearing about Descanso Gardens from various LA residents and decided to check it out.
I only spent an hour there (because again, doing this kind of thing alone isn’t very fun!), but it was a good experience and I’m glad I did so. I always loved visiting the New York Botanical Garden back home, and it’s nice to have one nearby here. The Rose Garden was pretty much all in bloom right now, and roses are my favorite flower!
If I wanted to hike a bit, I could have stayed longer, but I really hate inclines! That was more in The Ancient Forest area of the gardens. It was very cool and gave me ACOTAR vibes (so if I ever decide to cosplay Feyre, I know where to go!).
Overall, I had a good time and hopefully will go back every once in a while. Maybe with a friend if I’m ever able to socialize again.