Hey friends! Its been a while, huh? I can’t believe it’s already March and my birthday is less than three weeks away (AND I’M TURNING 30…WHAT THE WHAT). I don’t understand how time seems to go by faster with each year that passes. I also can’t believe how many times I say that each year, but I digress.
First things first, it’s International Women’s Day! I’m thankful that I own one piece of red clothing (yep, just one). It just so happens to be a men’s flannel button-up from H&M, because I like me an oversized shirt (which makes it the most ironic piece of clothing), but it works. Solidarity, sisters! I have some amazing women in my family, including my Grandma Rita who is a holocaust survivor and my Gram who is 96-years-young and hasn’t lost an ounce of her spunk. My momma is also incredible and one of my very best friends. So thankful for all of the incredible women in my life! May we celebrate the beauty and strength of womanhood today and everyday.
Okay, onto what what have I been to here in the city. Well, job-wise I’ve been focusing on pursuing my career in acting. Okay, not really just lately. This has been something I’ve been working toward, seriously, for about a year and a half, but have wanted to keep close for a while. It was a childhood dream of mine that happened to find its way back to me about six months before we moved to one of the best cities in the world to pursue it. I was in drama productions through high school and wanted to be an actor for most of my childhood until I got to college and believed I had to major in something more secure.
That childhood dream of mine faded away as I began focusing on other things. Of course, I ended realizing during my senior year that what I majored in was not what I wanted to do. It took a while to realize that I had it right the first time. I see the divine timing in it all, though. I’m glad I waited until now to pursue it. The fact that we happened to be moving to New York City right around the time I discovered this is what I wanted to do was not a coincidence. I start a new class here in the city next week. I also had my first commercial audition last week, which was really exciting! I guess it feels real enough to finally talk about.
For money, I’m doing freelance social media work. Trying to find flexible work while leaving my schedule free for acting class and auditions hasn’t been easy, but the right doors are opening at the right time. It’s definitely going to be an adventure, but I’m in it for the long haul.
Anyway, as I’ve written a novel already, I’m going to sign off. To sum it all up: God is great, life is good, NYC is still a dream, and big dreams are scary, but always worth pursuing. Talk soon?