Last semester, I made a commitment to myself to get back into a regular physical routine. For me, that means going to the gym 5-6 times a week. Yes, I could walk or do home workouts, but going to the gym helps me actually stick to my commitment. It's a built-in accountability measure for me: … Continue reading My YouTube Broadway Workout Inspo
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
Back in October of 2017, I wrote a blog post about habits: recognizing "bad" habits and building new "good" habits, and how, sometimes, an initially "good" habit can morph into a "bad" habit. I've been trying to reconnect with good habits I have had over the years, and potentially build new ones along the way. … Continue reading Get a Hobby, Build a Habit!
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.