Disclaimer: First off, I should note that I am very lucky and not at all unhappy about my current job & life, so read the following with that in mind.  Without further ado, what is it really like to try and make it as an actor in 2014? This is my experience. To all fellow aspiring […]

While I love to read and write, movies have also been a very strong passion of mine. I’m sure many of you can relate, since the movie industry makes billions upon billions of dollars a year, which is impressive but not surprising. Movies not only entertain, but they also provide catharsis—a two-fer! I also am […]

In October of 2007, when I was 17, I went to London for the first time. London was (and still is) my dream city. While perusing the Internet this afternoon, I re-discovered my old Xanga blog. Upon scrolling through it, I found this gem that I don’t even remember writing. One of the things I […]

It’s been a few years since I’ve had the chance to travel outside of hearth and home, which is a shame really, but upon reflection, I’ve realized that the times I have spent abroad were  a great privilege, especially now that I’m a member of the American work-force. Before I turned 22, I had taken […]

  Yes, last June I auditioned for this year’s season of American Idol. I’m sure many of you already know that fact, unless you’re new. Hi, new readers! The back-story:  Essentially, my mom roped me into it (haha). I’ve been a singer my whole life. I took private voice lessons from age 6 to age […]

Life has been exceptionally great lately. It has also made me wonder: Has anyone noticed that when you’re enjoying a “high on life,” a lot of things you experienced in the past (many of which you thought you had forgotten) start flooding back to you? That seems to be the case for me. Maybe it’s […]

Dear Thirteen-Year-Old Penny or Corinne (I know you haven’t decided yet which name you prefer), Life is complicated. In many ways, things will get better, but there will also be quite a few hardships that you must overcome. You will outgrow your awkward chubby stage, that acne, those really large glasses that you hated, and […]

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