Complaints About Living in Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

There are days when I can't wait to get out of Los Angeles, and there are days when I couldn't imagine ever being anywhere else. There's a reason that LA is at the top of the list for many people when it comes to deciding on a place to live, but I'm here to tell you that it's not all sunshine and rainbows 365 days out of the year...its only like that 364 days (just kidding, sort of). I've got a few complaints about our bustling city, and I'm here to share them with all of you. Please, prepare your tiny violins.

The Traffic. This is hands down my biggest complaint about living in LA. I commute to school five days out of the week and realistically my school is only about 40 miles away from my apartment. But, our roads are a tad overcrowded here in Los Angeles and I usually feel like a sitting duck once I hit the 405.

The Weather. Okay, I can see you rolling your eyes from here. It's not really the weather that I have a problem with because duh, 75 on any given day is not something to complain about. It's more the lack of weather. No changes in weather equals no changes in seasons, or at least that's how it feels anyway. There's just something weird about being able to go to the beach on Christmas day or to go skiing in the middle of Summer at places with pretend snow. I'd honestly be happy if I found an orange leaf in the fall.

Am I making sense here?

Everything is Far Away. Yes, there is tons to do here.  But you are not twenty minutes away from everything as so many California ads claim that you are. Technically, you might be that far away distance wise, but did I mention the traffic? Let me refresh your memory, 20 minutes is never 20 minutes if you're going somewhere in the city. If you visit here, prepare to leave at least an hour before you're supposed to be somewhere.

Tourism. When your city is on the list of most desired places to live, you can expect that there's going to be a lot of people visiting here. And you can expect to be waiting forever if you're trying to do anything in a heavily tourist area. Want to take a trip to Disneyland over spring break? Forget about it. Thank god for the banning of selfie sticks.

It's Always Bikini Season. Half the benefit of having an actual winter is that you get to hide under big sweaters. When you live in a place with little to no cold days you have to be prepared for bikini season all year round. I love my bikinis but have you ever tried to find one in November? Not good times, my friends.

Speaking of Bikini Season, Have You Heard About the Next Diet Fad? Because if you haven't, there will be someone telling how you what you should or should not be eating. Los Angelinos are the first to make up know the latest diet trends, and expect you to jump on the bandwagon. Everyone's over here drinking their juice for dinner and I'm like...can you pass me another slice of pizza? 

I have a love/hate relationship with Los Angeles in that I usually love to hate it. If you've ever experienced LA outside of your TV or movie screens, than I'm sure there's at least something you can relate to in this post. If not, I recommend experiencing it first hand and then coming back here so you can agree with me about all the things, but please, leave the selfie sticks at home. 


  1. This made me laugh! I would never be able to live in LA. It's somewhere I'd like to visit though. All my friends who have lived or still live there say I would hate it. I'm more of a small town person.

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  2. Yes!!! I felt this way growing up and living in Vegas until I was 23! It was such a pain most of the time.


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