A little win

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A little win

I wrote last month about why little wins are important for artists.  There’s so much rejection in this business that you need to appreciate and celebrate every accomplishment…no matter how small it is. Last month, I got my first callback for a national commercial. It’s a big deal for a new actor.  And, while I [...]

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Slow and steady wins the race

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Slow and steady wins the race

  People often ask me what it’s like to be in LA pursuing acting. I recently read an awesome blog post from Jenna Fischer (who plays Pam on The Office) about her journey and how she finally made it. Her post does a good job at summing up the typical actor experience. Here are a [...]

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Gratitude

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Gratitude

Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is [...]

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Monday’s quote

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Yesterday, I wrote about inspiration. I love this Henry Miller quote — it speaks to the point of that post. Enjoy! Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

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Inspiration is all around ME

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When a person embarks on a great journey and makes big life changes, great things happen. I’ve said it before, change is a bitch. But, it will open your life up to endless possibilities. Stepping outside your comfort zone is not easy but believe me taking risks comes with reward. I believe the universe rewards [...]

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Keep on keeping on……

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Let me start by saying things are good….very good, so no need to worry about me. I’m not going to lie though – I’ve said it before AND I’m sure it will be said again – this experience has been an emotional roller coaster. There’s a pattern. I make progress in one area but then [...]

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A shout out to the people of LA

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A shout out to the people of LA

I published a post today on Pacific Punch (titled “From DC to LA: A Transplant’s View on the Emerging Local Tech Scene”) about my experience as a transplant coming into the LA tech scene. I wrote about LA’s strong sense of community. Prior to my move, I believed that LA was a town full of [...]

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Kristin Martell recognized as an aspiring actress

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Kristin Martell recognized as an aspiring actress

(Note to my readers: My deepest apologies for not writing sooner.  I’ve been busy and my blog has suffered.   I’ll be better.  Pleassssse give me another shot.) Well…it’s not an Oscar BUT I’lllll take it.  Here’s the story but first let me set the stage. I’ve been fortunate throughout this crazy journey.  It seems good [...]

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Say hello to my little friend

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Say hello to my little friend

For the first time in a long time, I am loving life!  It’s a great feeling.   Motivational counselor and author Dr. Roopleen summarizes it perfectly for me.  An excerpt from her blog:  “I read a Chinese saying some time back and it stuck with me. The saying goes- “We are so busy making living that we  forget to make [...]

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Monday’s quote

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“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle.  As [...]

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