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“You Once Dreamed of Being Where You Are Now”

“You Once Dreamed of Being Where You Are Now”

Early last month, I came across a pin on Pinterest that read, “Remember that once you dreamed of being where you are now.” That particular day, I received that same message in three different places, so I figured I should probably pay attention. My initial […]

Reaping the Rewards of Ignoring My Fears

Reaping the Rewards of Ignoring My Fears

(This is a post I wrote back in August 2018 but for some reason did not publish it. So here you go. 🙂 ) Early this year, I decided I was done. Done with feeling miserable at a job that no longer served me. Done […]

Affirmations for Feeling Confident as a Singer

Affirmations for Feeling Confident as a Singer

These are the affirmations I use when I am preparing for any kind of singing performance. I recommend saying affirmations at least once per day: at morning, at night, or right before you rehearse. I am a great singer. I am always improving as a […]

Affirmations for Feeling Confident as an Actor

Affirmations for Feeling Confident as an Actor

The following affirmations are what I’ve been using for my community theatre roles. I write or recite them any time I start feeling nervous or unsure about my acting ability. You can also read them when you wake up or right before you go to […]

The Power of Your Thoughts

The Power of Your Thoughts

I’ve been reading/listening to lots of motivational books and podcasts this year, and I noticed they all mentioned one thing that could determine whether or not you achieve your dreams: the Law of Attraction. They all call it different things, but the idea is the […]

On Rejection

On Rejection

June 18, 2018 I have been waiting for this day for almost two months. Today was the day they were going to announce the winners of the script competition I entered. I did everything I was supposed to for this day: I wrote a script […]

A Dream Deferred (for at Least a Decade)

A Dream Deferred (for at Least a Decade)

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over– like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a […]

It’s Okay if You Aren’t Already Good at Your Dreams/Passions/Goals

It’s Okay if You Aren’t Already Good at Your Dreams/Passions/Goals

Recently I remembered a conversation I once had with two former friends of mine. We were eating frozen yogurt (I have the worst memory but I remember random things like that), and I was telling them about a tattoo I wanted. Their responses were along […]

What I Learned as an Extra on a Feature Film

What I Learned as an Extra on a Feature Film

Yesterday, I spent almost 11 hours standing on the sidelines of a makeshift football field, as the wind blew and the temperature steadily dropped, holding a saxophone and wearing a marching band uniform (which, as you former and current band kids may know, is too […]

What Happens When You Stop Wishing and Start Doing

What Happens When You Stop Wishing and Start Doing

At the beginning of this year, I decided I’d had enough of just wishing and whining and hoping that all my dreams would magically come true. I suddenly found myself with this persistent drive to start making those dreams actually happen. I bought the book […]