~Taken by the Wind~

(A Journey of a Leap of Faith)

How to Leave New York City

I find myself drawn to old movies- movies that show New York City in its real NYC heyday. Movies like Ghostbusters or Woody Allen movies; full of harsh lighting, grittiness, … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Success | To Be or Not to Be

Struggling with feeling as if success has actually happened. Struggling to enjoy the achievement without immediately seeking out the next way to top it. What is success? Is trying to … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lessons Learned: Following Your Path

Four years ago I went through what my friend Michelle calls the “quarter life crisis”. I was reaching a decade in New York City with not much to show for … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Finding Your Passion: In a Nutshell

I’m standing over my apartment bathroom sink staring straight into my puffy, bloodshot and sleep deprived eyes. For the 4th, or is it 8th night, in a row I am … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Being Laid Off is One of the Best Things That Happened to Me This Year.

No disrespect to those who have had that be the worst thing that has happened to them. Back in May, I was laid off due to cutbacks in funding and … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

When I Loved Acting, But it Didn’t Love Me Back.

  Somehow the whole room gives off a red glow.  I am not entirely sure how this is occurring just as I am also not entirely sure this call-back audition … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

“Why Are You Here?”

This essay was first published as a finalist in Stratejoy’s Essay Contest. I’m seated in a café bar in the art district of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (which may sound like … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

The One

I have often been asked if I find it defeating to work for a cause (primarily made up of non-profits) to fight the enormous multi billion dollar industry of human trafficking. The answer … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

Happy New Year to You.

People in 76 countries read my blog this year?! That is awesome. Thank you. I promise to write more in 2013- I have a feeling there is another adventure about … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

When God Found Me in Jiffy Lube

It’s been a bit of strange month here in good ol’ OKC. I can sense a crossroads up ahead and I am not sure yet which way to go.  I … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 14 Comments