About

The Average Urbanite

Married. Female. Twenty-eight. Virgo. Social-services worker in the 15% income bracket. Midwestern upbringing, but now calls Los Angeles home. Semi-anonymous so as not to scandalize the family — or, rather, so no one in my real life calls me out on anything.

The Blog

I started this blog for a lot of reasons, mainly selfish, personal ones. I’ve been living in LA for a little over a year now and still don’t feel like I’ve settled into my new life. I don’t have many friends and rarely feel like I can open up to anyone other than my husband or mom about what is going on in my life. I just needed a new outlet for my struggles, successes, fears, and the things I’m learning. Beyond that, in trying to find other local blogs to read, I noticed there was a dearth of reality, or at least my reality. LA is home to a ton of “aspirational” blogs, which is great if you either have money or don’t mind hating yourself a little bit every time you open your Google Reader. I am semi-broke and do mind, so I wanted to start a blog that took a more realistic view of living in an expensive big city when you don’t have a trust fund to support your lifestyle or a closet full of (courtesy-of) designer duds. The Average Urbanite is a diary of a girl who is trying her best to find her way and have fun doing it.

Themes

Budgeting. DIY projects. Marriage. Loneliness. Fear. Depression. Cooking. Decorating. Growing up. Settling down. Settling in.

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