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
Here's a little story about street harrassment...and how one moment can restore a little of one's faith in humanity. FLASHBACK—two days ago, walking to Wednesday's 6:30pm rehearsal. It's bright and sunny out, a harbinger of the nine-day heat wave yet to come. I am in black jeans, sunglasses, and a t-shirt, with no makeup … Continue reading Friday Storytime
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.