-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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This week is king of confusion for a lot of us A-types who need to be working on something since “we already took a few days off!!!” So instead of telling you to just push through, keep resting & finding ways to relax, and if you just can’t stomach another day of cuddling on the couch and eating leftover cookies (which I would also suggest) here is a list of low-key things to occupy the “doing” side of your brain. ⁠⠀

Things to do in that weird week between Christmas and New Years…

December 28, 2020

Over and over again I read these iterations of the same fears. Ones I have thought constantly in various levels at different times in the last ten years. And I think they have f*cked me. Why? Because I have made them such a part of me that I let my fears make decisions in my career and in my art.

What if we’re all doing just fine?

December 15, 2020

I can never un-hear this phone call. “Hey Sam it’s [former managers name]. Listen they love you for [feature film lead #3] but they have a question, how would you feel about losing 10 pounds?”

November 19, 2020

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