Dedication

The past couple of weeks of my life have been quite a whirlwind that has come with a lot of change and excitement. This year has been so strange for me on many different levels with no real plan or way to know what was possibly going to happen. As always, I was throwing things to the wall and hoping that they would stick. Summer is always fairly quiet when it comes to auditioning, but I got called in for a company that was looking to work with me on a show in the Spring that I couldn’t do that now had a show that would tour all around Houston, Texas for the fall.

Welp, I ended up booking it and here I am in Houston in a beautiful air bnb! Over these past 2 weeks I have learned a musical in its entirety, staged it all, got someone to sublet my room for 2 months, informed my job and trained a new sitter, and prepared myself to be completely immersed in rehearsals and performances almost everyday for the next 2 months. I am super excited to be apart of this and also just so happy to be performing everyday. Being able to say I love what I do and it’s my daily job is really priceless. I’m a happy sponge 🙂

While I am here, I am going to try to focus in on a couple of things in my downtime. A year and a half ago, I was away doing a show and my castmate was so extremely dedicated to her work in her time off that it would constantly leave me wondering what she was up to. Is there really that much work to be done? Am I slacking? How do I get started? What is she even doing?!

The truth was, I WAS slacking. I didn’t have a laptop yet, was unsure of certain steps that I needed to take, and was too focused on a guy that ultimately was not good for me or my mental health. I honestly would not take any of it back, because now I am far more grounded in who I am, focused, and ready to go. I feel healthy, happy, motivated, and very lucky to be here and although I definitely plan to socialize and explore, I will also be keeping her work ethic in mind to accomplish the things that I want to do before this year comes to a close. (How the hell is it even possible that there are only 3 months until New Years Day?!)

So here are some things that I want to accomplish while I am here and I have already started to do so!

Save money, eat healthy/exercise at least 4 times a week (I started a fitness Instagram with Ruby to stay on track!), work on my website, schedule a photo session for when I am back, plan my trip to Norway, plan another trip before that, figure out student loan payments, read all of the books that I brought, write everyday, watch important shows and movies, bulk up on knowledge of theater’s I would like to work with.

Life is sweet. I’m excited.

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Turbulence

The threat is there;

It looms ominously

Just waiting for you to let up.

But you won’t.

You are not easily shaken.

You do not allow your dreams to diminish

On a whim.

The pressure, the anxiety, the doubt

Is all overshadowed by

The diligence, the joy, and the sureness.

No turbulence can steal that,

So continue to trek forward

without looking back.

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If you are like me, it is really, really easy to get a little overwhelmed by all the magical things that you wanna do. I wanna be a jack of all trades, so this can get a little murky when it comes to sitting down and focusing on one thing. This app helps to train you to allow a certain amount of time for all of your activities by reminding you of your smaller goals which will energize you to reach your bigger goals! It is very vibrant, fun, and easy to use. The creators send over letters every time certain key habits have been completed for a few days in a row to congratulate you, keep you motivated, and give you examples of great minds and successful people in history who have formed these exact habits that you are learning.

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My (still in progress) Bucket List!

Alright. So this is a list of things that I plan to break down into a smaller yearly goal sheet, but here is the grand scheme of my Bucket List so far. I will not include things that I have already crossed off my bucket list because there have been quite a few that I have already accomplished, but I do plan to mark what is accomplished on this list as time goes on. There will also become more specific, but cut me some slack it’s 1:30 am.

  1. See the northern lights
  2. Go Skydiving
  3. See all 50 states ( So far I have seen around 20)
  4. Visit as many places in the world as possible but would really like to see Greece, Thailand, Italy, and do a backpack across Europe.
  5. Go someplace far away and new at least once a year
  6. Do a roadtrip across the country
  7. Go camping on a mountain
  8. Do a really awesome hike
  9. Be on broadway as a major role/ become a successful actor/singer
  10. Be on a tv series or in a movie as a major role
  11. Get married
  12. Learn another language
  13. Try to ski/go on a ski trip
  14. Learn to play piano/guitar
  15. Go back to France
  16. Ride in a hot air balloon
  17. Swim in the hot springs in Iceland
  18. Explore waterfalls
  19. Go zip lining
  20. Go parasailing
  21. Go horseback riding
  22. Take archery lessons
  23. Ride a camel/elephant
  24. Visit the holocaust memorial in Berlin
  25. See the great wall of China
  26. Get at least 2 more tattoos
  27. Go white water rafting
  28. Go to the Tony Awards/ be nominated
  29. Possibly get my masters degree
  30. Volunteer/work for charities, hospitals and animal shelters
  31. Write a play and/or novel and have it published
  32. Learn how to cook amazingly and master the traditional key spanish recipes
  33. Become a certified/well established makeup artist
  34. Buy a really nice camera and start a portfolio/own headshot company
  35. Get out of debt
  36. Learn to Surf
  37. Repay/ be able to take care of my parents and help my sisters