This is not a huge deal, as I have been without a car before. It makes navigating a city as vast as Los Angeles and it's surrounding suburbs a lot more difficult that it has to be, but in most cases, it is workable. There are some things, however, that I am not going to be able to do under ANY circumstances. Like those hikes I planned for my daughter and I. Most of them were pretty far out of the way for us, and thus completely unreachable without a car, so those are not going to happen until another car is purchased.
What I can do in the meantime is look for the beauty in the world I can walk around in. I still like to take walks on my lunch breaks, and with the new green spaces in Downtown Los Angeles, as well as the beautiful public art and architecture, there is always something pretty, or at least interesting, to look at. The urban landscape isn't all concrete and hard edges of office buildings. If you know where to look, you can break up your day with the occasional glimpse of the wonders of the natural world, brought to you amid the noise and business of a work environment.