-Michael Caine

 “First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.”

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Remember when I posted about my schedule and got shamed for it heavily (by non-actors)?  I acted cool about it but I had to work REALLY hard to overcome people judging the use of my time. Of course, these trolls have no idea what is often required of actors on a 4-hour notice. How would […]

My Morning Routine

May 2, 2022

When I started this blog in 2016 I had a lot of feelings about my acting career, how unfair everything was, how hard it was to catch a damn break. And while I still feel that way occasionally, these days what I am really interested in is the evolution of that feeling: of unattainableness.

when things feel unattainable

unattainable acting career

April 11, 2022

This week the IG and Patreon has been all about SIDE JOBS: from an IG Live to the Patreon bonus podcast all about Upping Your Value, I can’t stop talking about side gigs if you haven’t noticed. And just in case you didn’t catch it all, I put it in one place for you.  THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN […]

January 27, 2022

Let’s talk about those 2022 goals!

January 10, 2022

A few weeks ago I posted a Reel on IG that included a shot of my schedule that particular week. The goal of the reel was to start a conversation about how we should put important things (whatever that means to you) in our plans instead of waiting around for the auditions or bookings to […]

October 3, 2021

So this man owned my life. When his office called I jumped to attention. I figured he was a highly respected agent (literally everyone knows him) so I would trust all his decisions and choices.

May 22, 2021

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