DEAR LAURA (and anyone else who needs these words): Let this be a year of saying yes to yourself, of embracing change and welcoming transition. What if, instead of holding your breath, anticipating pain and discomfort, you breathe through the hard part? What if you let the threshold truly transport you, instead of projecting a … Continue reading The Only Constant is Change
Today I am 500 days sober. I don’t want a drink. In the past 500 days, I have almost never wanted a drink. The emotions and energy that fueled the desire to drink in the past are still there; now, I am actively aware of them and am engaged in the process of deconstructing them. … Continue reading 500 Days Sober
I just spent about an hour creating a shared Google Calendar for Joel and I. He started a part-time job at Grow DTLA last week, and my grad school schedule is growing and growing...so making a space for us to see each other's schedules at a glance (including events we are attending together--like the shows … Continue reading Grad School is Busy
For the past five weeks, I have been temping as a file clerk at an office in downtown Modesto. This office is populated with great, kind folks, most of whom have been there for 5 or more years (many of them 10 or more). Their jobs before this company were, for the most part, also … Continue reading The Artist is the Answer
Finally....... Twelve years of trying. Twelve years, on and off, with alternating bursts of hope and self-doubt. Twelve years of periodic wondering what I needed to do differently in order to be seen, to be received, to be wanted. I have been accepted to an MFA program in acting. Just this week, I got the … Continue reading Finally.