Vacation bluesAs you know, I just got back from a long vacation. I spent two weeks on the East Coast. This was an amazing trip in so many ways. The first week, I was out in Sag Harbor, which is next to East Hampton and Bridge Hampton. I had a wonderful week in a great little cottage. And I got to spend a few nights with my brother, his wife, my niece, and my nephew.

Then my friend John came out. John, as you’ve seen in a bunch of my videos, is one of my close friends. It was great because we just got to hang out, talk, make some great videos, walk the beach, and meet some great people. The second part of my vacation was different, because I got to spend time with my daughter and my ex.

I saw my Mom, sister, her boyfriend, my brother, his wife, and nephew again. It was beautiful to see my daughter and my nephew connect. It’s such a beautiful thing to watch. The minute they saw each other they just played. I guess that’s what family is all about. But it’s interesting, because I’ve spent so much time on the West Coast, I forgot how amazing and blunt the East Coast is. I met so many interesting people, and made some great new friends. Everything there is so easy and natural.

Getting together with someone in L.A is like trying to navigate texting hell. There so was much spontaneity on the East Coast. You would just meet someone on the beach, and go have dinner together that night. In L.A, when you meet someone on the beach, you’re lucky if you see them within two weeks!

In L.A it seems like every one is busy being busy, yet their lives aren’t any busier than people in the East Coast. It’s interesting because on the West Coast, everyone seems to be on a spiritual path. Everyone on the West Coast seems to want to “learn” and “grow,” yet connecting with people there has always been a challenge. I’ve always been about spontaneity. If I meet someone interesting, I want to hang with them that night. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a friend or a future lover.

I’m all about hanging with people, because new people bring new information. New people bring new experiences. New people bring new answers to old questions. It seems like in Los Angeles everyone wants to grow spiritually, but they’re so stuck where they are. They want to meet new people, yet the whole process takes so long there.

Do You Find It Hard To Meet People Where You Live?

I loved my time on the East Coast. It brought me back to my roots, and brought me back to who I am. It made me think that maybe I want to buy a house and spend all my summers out there. What a great way to live. Spending summers on the East Coast, and then getting the hell out of there come Labor Day. Then I’d head back to Los Angeles to have winter when it’s 60 degrees.

What’s great though, is that I have friends on both coasts. I have people I can hang out with wherever I am. Maybe my roots are calling me just a little bit more these days. Maybe I’m ready to explore spending more time back on the East Coast. Being with my daughter and showing her New York was fun. She’s so young now that I don’t think she can really appreciate what she’s seeing, but she appreciates it as best as a little girl can.

How do you feel about the spontaneity or the instant friendships in L.A compared to the friendships back on the East Coast? How do you feel about where you live? Do you feel people are spontaneous, or do you feel you have to jump through 17 hoops to hang out with someone?

I’d love to get your opinion on this today.