I had it in my heart to move to Hollywood from a really young age. I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I do remember An Actor’s Life from Pinocchio. Oh goodness, did that cartoon ruin me? I just listened to the words again as I started to write this post and I must say it’s disturbing. Anyway, it was set in my heart from an early age to be an entertainer so where else was I supposed to go? As soon as I graduated college with my BA in English, I packed my U-Haul with my dad and brother and have never really looked back. I remember that I told myself that I would give it a decade. I think someone told me when I first moved here that it takes 10 years to be an overnight success. Well, it’s been 7 years. And the truth is that I don’t really think it has to be that way because all it takes is 1 yes from God. I believe in God.
I will say that living here for 7 years has really shifted my perspective. I am super excited when I get an audition or the chance to have a big meeting. But my life no longer revolves around if I make it or not. I have really grown to care about the people in this city and appreciate the history as well. I don’t know how my story will end with Hollywood, but I am grateful that it has been in my heart for so long. I met my husband out here and many wonderful friends.
That was a rant from the heart. So, Kristine and I decided to hike to the infamous Hollywood sign the other day. But first we had to grab a bite at Beachwood Cafe. O-M-G (goodness) the oatmeal was amazing, so was the green smoothie. And I got a gift from KK, a dainty Love necklace that just so happened to match my yoga pants :D.
Do you still have a dream in your heart?