Accountability, they say, is a pillar of being a successful and healthy person. It’s the mature, respectable, and productive course of action when we make a mistake. We’ve all had missteps in life, be they game changing miscalculations or a minor faux pas at a social gathering. In my 21 years on this planet, I’ve… Read More Accountability vs. Self Blame- Letting Go of The Past to Succeed in The Present
Like many others, I find myself in the throws of finals week- envying my friends who are already on summer vacation. As the assignments stack up, so does the amount I had/have to memorize (especially for my performance classes). One piece in particular was proving difficult, The Nightmare Song. The name was a fitting one,… Read More Memorizing Efficiently- Monologues, Scenes, Songs
Every year, masses from around the globe flock to Jonesborough, TN, a small town that less than 6,000 people call home. They gather in Jonesborough for the National Storytelling Festival. In 1973, sixty or so people gathered on hay bales and wagons to share stories with one another. Today, those wagons have been replaced with… Read More The Importance of Storytelling
Like everyone else, I’m still in quarantine. Initially, I had intended to use quarantine as an opportunity to dust the cobwebs off of a few long overdue projects. I started off strong, accomplishing tasks and throwing back victories like it was happy hour. As the weeks rolled by, however, I found myself increasingly tired and… Read More Finding Energy- Revving Up Your Motivation
I recently had someone reach out to me, saying that they enjoyed the blog (thank you!) and that they would like to hear more about what I have learned in regards to acting and the theater industry as a whole. I am still a student, learning new and useful things on the daily about my… Read More Auditioning- Things To Keep In Mind
When I first arrived in New York, I was homesick and disheartened by the massive change- the lack of nature specifically. It was crowded and loud. As a student in a dorm room, the only alone time I had was in the shower which was less than ideal. One night, when I was feeling particularly… Read More Beauty Isn’t Hiding- We’re Just Not Looking
I remember being overwhelmed on multiple fronts in the first few months of my college experience. The beginning of Freshman year was akin to a disorienting fever dream- adapting to college life, meeting new people, trying to avoid getting hit by a car every time I’d cross the street. Luckily, I adapted and by my… Read More Going To War With Fear
I’m back in Memphis now, doing my part and staying indoors. My classes for University have moved online and with that my routine has radically shifted. I’ve come to realize how much time I would normally spend transitioning. All that time commuting on the subway, walking from class to class, getting ready in the morning-… Read More I Have To Be Productive… Right?
In my earlier posts on this blog, prior to shifting toward an arts focus, many of my posts revolved around empowerment, lifestyle, and individual responsibility. Empowerment- that is the main focus of reasonstolivefor.com and as such I was excited for the opportunity to do a collaboration piece with them. You can find their blog at:… Read More ‘Powerful’ Affirmations- A Collaboration Piece With reasonstolivefor.com
You’re not the person that you were, nor are you the person that you will be. People change. Everyone. Change is as certain as death or taxes and it has the capacity to be just as painful. That doesn’t mean we should be adverse to changing, as spooky as the prospect may be. Change can… Read More Growing or Conforming?