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Grow Up, Trump

One day until the election. One. Long. Day. Like most of the world, I have been asking a very crucial question: ARE WE BEING PUNKED? A key ingredient in becoming an adult is taking responsibility – responsibility for your thoughts, words, and actions, and unfortunately, some...

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07 November
Adventure
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Choice Adventure Anxiety

I used to read Choose Your Own Adventure books when I was a kid. I say read, but I think I stressed about them more than anything else. I remember getting to the agonizing point where I had to do one of 2 things: “Go...

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19 September
Punky
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Don’t Be Like Punky

When I was about 7, my parents gave my sister Leigh Ann a cockatiel for her birthday, and because of the feathers sticking out of her head, Leigh decided to name her Punky. I guess because she looked like a punk? It made sense to...

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05 September
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Comma Vs. Period

When someone asks you what you do, how confident are you in your answer? When I get this question, my typical response is, “I’m an actor, but I used to be a full time teacher.” As I confess this, I’m immediately embarrassed. It feels so...

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15 August
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100 Word 100 Day Challenge

Today is Day 1 of a 100 Day Writing Challenge. For 50 days leading up to my move to Los Angeles, and for my first 50 days out west, I’ll write exactly 100 words every day, no more, no less. I’m hoping this will free...

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01 August
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When “No” Means “Yes”

  “No” is a very difficult word for me. It can feel very counterintuitive. I hate the idea of missing out on an opportunity. About a year ago, I was cast in a new reality show pilot, and I was thrilled. I’m not at liberty to...

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18 July
BE A BADASS
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Be a Badass

One of the best parts about moving across the country is that you are given permission to reinvent yourself. When I moved to LA, I knew about 10 people. Compare that to the number of people I’ve gotten to know living in the Midwest for...

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04 July