After being away for four years, I moved back to Los Angeles the first day of 2018. I took a job which wasn't going to last very long, but was long enough to afford me the chance of staying out here. It was a big change, a change I proactively built off of by taking more chances, and ultimately ended up in a place much better than I imagined I would. Still, there was more I was looking to change, mainly what life was outside of work.
In June of 2019, I found myself on the second season of the show that brought me out here, and among some new faces in the team. They were consistently a joy to be around in the office, something you won't always find in the workplace, but I knew that one day we'd all go our separate ways and ultimately struggle to remain connected. So one day, I took a chance: I bought eleven seats for ALADDIN and created a fun email invitation titled "ALADDINGANZA IS UPON US" and sent it out to them. Ganza was I knew most of them would be available that night, so the showtime was for the same night, and I paid for it myself because I knew nobody would go if they had to pay.
We ended up with six of us, and had a wonderful time with a movie that was surprisingly better than expected.