-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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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 […]

side-hustle low-down

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

Once there was a girl who let herself get stepped on and treated like shit before she got it together, quit the SOB, and now happily stands up for herself on the reg.

May 22, 2021

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