My Journey (Or, The Struggle is Real)

The Challenge of Playing Honey in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

The Challenge of Playing Honey in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Each character I play has its own set of challenges, and my role as Honey in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is no exception. In fact, it may have been my most challenging role to date, as Honey is, at first glance, a very different […]

My First Production Assistant Gig and What I Learned

My First Production Assistant Gig and What I Learned

This last Sunday, I had my first gig as a PA. (A production assistant is basically a person who helps run errands or help set up/break down sets or whatever production needs help with.) What was supposed to be a 12 hour day (9 a.m. […]

Why You Should Ignore Your Critics

Why You Should Ignore Your Critics

I recently came across this picture on the Pinterests: It reminded me of two very specific people in my life: an acquaintance of mine and a certain local writer who reviews plays for the newspaper. The first one harshly criticizes everyone, so I try to […]

Self-Doubt and an Answered Prayer Deferred

Self-Doubt and an Answered Prayer Deferred

A few posts back I wrote about how I was ignoring the answers to my prayers. After that, I didn’t ignore them, per se, I just put them off for a bit (…several months). One thing I need more of (and I’m sure no one […]

Secretly Hoping They Won’t Pick Me

Secretly Hoping They Won’t Pick Me

One of my goals for the month of January was to get my head shots taken so I could start submitting for acting gigs and try to find an agent. All throughout December I was antsy to get them done, but I had to wait […]

My First Film Gigs (Or, Stubbornness Pays Off)

My First Film Gigs (Or, Stubbornness Pays Off)

I walked out of Whataburger, notebook and script in hand, with a renewed sense of hope. It was finally happening. Six months into my new career path journey, I finally had my first behind-the-scenes film gig.  The Friends in Film program is all about getting […]

“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 […]

New Year, New Perspective

New Year, New Perspective

I know a lot of people scoff at the idea of New Year’s resolutions, but I think the New Year is a great time to re-evaluate your life and try to make it better. I don’t really have any new goals, but I have been […]

I Quit

I Quit

Identify what makes you bored or miserable, and that which makes you come ALIVE. — Brendon Burchard, “Quit the Wrong Thing Now” I’ve been in Ohio since Christmas Day, and each day I’ve sat down to write a blog post about how my year went […]

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 […]