Archive for May, 2010

Going 100%

May 19, 2010

I’ve been doing side jobs.  I felt I needed “real work” to sustain while being an actress/mom.  The problem:  is that it’s exhausting.

I just started reading OVERCOMING UNDER EARNING by By Barbara Stanny and it’s really challenged the way I’ve thought about myself as an actress and my relationship with money.

Stanny believes that as artists, we are put on this earth with our God-given talents for a reason. If we go with “conundrum thinking”: pushing forward while clinging for safety, it prevents us from really going for what we’re passionate about.  Then we never really “go 100%” with our passions and fulfill a prophecy of not making enough money with our art.

When I read that, my need to have a second job fell out of my body.  I physically felt a the fear released and a renewed sense of focus and courage.

I have an outside day job project I need to taper down…but moving forward I’m focusing on PASSION, 100%, without doubts.  This is a *new* thing.

Let’s see how it goes.

The Naked Truth

May 18, 2010

Just got my period.  Have a nude scene on Thursday.  YIPEE!!

Seventh Months away…

May 18, 2010

It’s been seven months since we’ve moved back to Manhattan and life has definitely taken a turn for the better.

My husband is happy, I’m happy and Baby M is happy.

Lately, I’ve been auditioning at least 2-3x per week for legit work, booking work (just booked a principal role on a cable show, yay!).  I’ve been blessed to reconnect with old friends I haven’t seen for a few years and we’re really inspiring each other.

My solo show is going to Europe in August…I am pinching myself.  Could moving back to Manhattan be so beneficial to my entire family?

YES!

I need to be around people who are doing “their thang”.  Whatever that is:  art, finance, literature, media, jewelry making…whatever.  I just want to be around that passion and energy.

I’m thanking God, Goddess, Allah, Buddha…the universe for where I am right now.  Thank you.