Victoria Street Third Street

I Get to Watch the Sun Come Up Over the Freeway

Marlee Flanigan

I work at the Carson Animal Shelter on Figueroa and Victoria. I used to work in restaurants, and I got bored with that. I wanted to do something with a little more purpose. So I went back to school and became a vet tech. I do what I love every day. I help animals feel better.

I catch the bus at 5:30 a.m. I like commuting in the morning because I get to watch the sun come up over the freeway. And I can actually enjoy it because I don’t have to watch the road. On my ride home, I think about what I’m going to have for dinner. Tonight I’ll probably make a bad-ass salad: maybe some avocado, maybe some mango, some cucumber, some chicken and berries, a little arugula, a little balsamic, a little salt and pepper. Mmmm …

Map: Victoria Street to Third Street