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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
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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
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Prepping for the Move

  Let’s face it. Moving to a new city can be daunting, to say the least. If you’re an actor, moving from a small market like Chicago to THE market, Los Angeles, can feel like an impossible feat, and yet thousands of brave souls do it...

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16 May
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Not a Love Story

  I wanted to write bad poetry, and so I did. And it was bad. Our love was the stupid kind. Irrational. Short-lived. “I was never in love with you, just the idea of you. But I don’t want to lose you.” I was lost the moment I heard...

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02 May
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Buy the Ticket

  Every day, an old man prayed to God the same prayer. Daily, the man would plead, “God, let me win the lottery today!” After years of the same prayer, God finally came down from the heavens and pleaded in return, “My son, for the love...

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04 April