Cleansing My Soul

Last week I was on location in Houston. (This is the third time I have been on location in almost eight years since I have been in the industry and it’s the first time I have been on location since I have been in LA.) This show has been many firsts for me. It is the first…

This Isn’t Goodbye

I am on location this week.  To be on location in the film industry means that the production company I work for is shooting in a remote city, which requires travel and housing (away from the production companies home base.)  Working on location in the department that I am in challenges my goal to write…

The Unimaginable

I have been silent for a good part of my life. I was made fun as a girl and I never defended myself. I learned to be stoic to hide what I was feeling (Un-Masked). Kindness was my defense and as a result the teasing stopped. Having trouble with reading and writing added to my…

Un-Masked

“Don’t give them the satisfaction that they got to you.”   My mother told me, when I was a girl. It hurt her to see me hurt. On several occasions I came home crying because of comments kids made about my weight. I cried a lot back then. Overtime I took her advice to heart….

Breaking Up(ward)

This month, last year, I reconnected with a classmate who has since become a friend.  It has been two months from when we met to when we reconnected. The standard thing a lot of people do around this time is wish co-workers, friends and strangers happy new year.  Followed by the question that I asked…

Dropping In

Last week I dropped in with Soul Sister.  This was the first time in a while that we were able to really catch up like we used to before I moved.  I call her Soul Sister because she is like a sister to me.  She and I tease each other and at times argue like…

A Dream with a Deadline

“If you aim at nothing you’ll hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar This year I had the same conversation with two different people about goals.  To my surprise I learned that both people have never set goals in their life.  A life with out goals is mind-blowing, since my life has been about goals…

Goal Setting Can Change Your Life

Change is inevitable.  I don’t fear change, I welcome it with my goals. My life long goal is to be the best person I can be and live my best life. I think stagnation means you are dead or close to it. Life is about living. I choose life. I have never been so attached to…

Appreciate the Good

Made a gingerbread house this month! I was 10, the last time I made a gingerbread house. I have a Polaroid of my best friend and I with the gingerbread house that we co-decorated.  Decorating a house this year was fun and brought back childhood memories. I enjoyed being creative and doing a kid activity. …

Home for the Holidays

“We don’t remember days, we remember moments.” -Cesare Pavese Coming home for the holidays had a deep meaning for me since I moved to Los Angeles. My first visit home was for Thanksgiving in 2010.  It had been two months since I moved, yet the move itself made home feel foreign.  My life completely changed. …

Out with the Mold

 “This used to be my saying.” My LA Spiritual Sister liked the quote and responded, “it’s still mine.” She still uses this quote today? I thought. “’I’m pretty sure I would still use the quote now. But I haven’t said it in a long time because I am surrounded by people whose opinions I value.” …

The Final Curtain Call

I first experienced death when I was seven.  One of my close cousins died, followed by both of my grandmothers in a six-month period.  I experienced so much death as a child that I grew numb to death.  It wasn’t until I was 15, when a high school friend died that death became hard.  I…

Redirection: 7 Lessons from Living Differently

“I can’t take it anymore!” One thing built on another and another, until I reached a moment where I said “Enough!”  As a person of action I choose not to sit in misery.  I identified my problem and took active steps to overcome the problem.  This approach has always worked for me, but this time…