We watched 3 episodes of Jimmy Fallon, that dude’s killing it!!! Everyone loves Fallon!!!
Now we are watching Lords of Dogtown. I love this movie. This movie is my childhood. Although we were NorCal, this was my life. The Mexican family in Venice??? This was me, except we were in Berkeley, and it was my mom who beat me, not my dad. In fact she was much more mean, cruel, and violent than the dad in this movie. But…..that is all in the past so…„gotta move on.
We are all so tired!!! Hot tub time. The hot water really does soothe the muscles. I have a hot tub where I live and rarely use it. I think I need to use it more. The hot tub here is amazing. Everyone is super cool. A very nice group of guys. Made some nice new friends.
This is sooo cute!!! I just bought a purple bikini, but I think this one is cuter. My trainer told me today to go out and buy a super cute one for incentive, so I bought a purple one on the way home (my favorite color.) I will bring it to Maui and hopefully by the time we go…..I will look good in it. My daughter just started a new full time job and won’t get her PTO until later this year so that changed our plans for Maui. Now we can’t go until July so we won’t be going for my birthday :( But we will be there during my son’s birthday so, I guess it will all work out. I just don’t know what I will do for my birthday. haha. Maybe I can get my friends to go to Vegas with me. Who knows?
But anyway, I thought this idea of buying a bikini as incentive was a good idea. Once I start all of the running for the half marathon, and my trainer really ups the weight lifting….I should see some significant differences. I could hardly believe that I was leg pressing about 350lbs today. Crazy!! I definitely have tons of lower body strength.
I definitely need to run all this weekend but I have such a full social schedule. I am completely alone for the next 3 days, so I’ve invited people to stay over (from out of town.) It will probably be a wildly busy weekend but hopefully my guests won’t mind that I need to get some runs in. My Color Run is on the 15th!!! Only 9 more days. And I can’t believe I am going to do that Pub Crawl right after the race. Yikes! I guess I do have some really crazy friends.
I just recently read this article by Joseph and thought to myself “This sounds exactly like me. I could have written this.” I love these 5 things!
1. I picked the right path.
I started acting when I was a kid, but I quit for a few years and went to college to figure out if a film career was what I really wanted. For my 21st birthday, I bought video-editing software, and as I stayed up all night playing around with it, I realized there’s nothing I enjoy more than making movies. Every second isn’t a blast—there are plenty of long days—but I love it.
2. Less is more.
I’m a big fan of brevity. When you get trapped in your words, you can lose the real message. Whether I’m having a conversation or creating a movie, I always ask myself, “What am I trying to communicate?” Usually the most concise way is also the most elegant.
3. When I watch “Dumbo,” there will be tears.
It’s one of the first movies I remember seeing, with my mother. That scene where Dumbo’s mom reaches through the cage bars and cradles him with her trunk? So classic. I still put it on now and then, and always have a good cry.
4. It’s possible to keep calm and carry on.
One of the most important things I’ve learned from directing is how to manage when things don’t go according to plan. No matter how much I prepare, I try to remain open to the unexpected instead of panicking.
5. You can’t really know anything for sure.
My character in “Don Jon” has concrete ideas about what being a man is all about — someone who goes to the gym, obsesses over his car, and watches pornography — but his experiences eventually help him break out of that mold. He’s a great example of how being willing to change what you think you know can introduce entirely new possibilities.
This is great. Something to definitely think about. Right before I meet up with all of these huge casting directors I feel that YES I totally want this. I feel that I am at the level of all the other actors in LA. And then sometimes I feel that I am not quite there. Not always. Most times I leave auditions and meetings feeling amazing about myself, but sometimes something will happen that makes me feel less confident. LA is incredibly scary. It’s not a nice town. No one will nurture you. You need to have all of your own resources in place. And I do have that. I have amazing friends, my kids think I walk on water, and my sweetie is incredibly complimentary and supportive so I do have a wonderful support team. But sometimes when I am out there alone auditioning…….it’s incredibly scary. So….I have to remind myself, I want this WAY more than I am afraid of it. Yes I do. I want it SO bad.
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Sooooo true. Tons of things take time. But it is always worth it. Getting fit takes time. Reaching financial goals takes time. Career goals take tons of time. And relationships. Yes…….it they are truly worth it, it is so worth taking the time to get them to the place that you want them to be. Heaven knows I have worked on this one…….but so worth it. lol It’s easy to walk away at the first bump in the road. I’m glad I stuck around. I’m sure there will be more bumps…….but I’m cool with that. I’m confident we can work thru just about anything. And be stronger for it. ;)
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