About Me :: Why I Blog

Hi. I’m Meredith. I’m an actress and a writer in Los Angeles, but I’m a Texas girl at heart.

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I have a passion for creating quality content in the entertainment industry. I feel like that’s become my mission statement. I find myself saying it over and over.

It didn’t happen overnight. It happened a little like this…

I packed up my life in Texas and moved halfway across the country to “Hollywood” to pursue a career in acting. I know. This is shocking. No one has ever done this before.

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stopping to smell the roses my very first day in LA

I faced successes and failures. Some yeses. Many nos.

I decided instead of waiting to be hired, I would “hire” myself. I wrote a comedy seriesHow to Lose a Girl in One Date. (I’m the girl. There are dates.) We shot the pilot and are currently discussing ninja tactics for getting picked up as a primetime slot on network television. I aim high. This I know.

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Then I wrote a screenplay. It’s a family comedy. Inspired by true events. Currently in the “development” stage. But in the words of Derrick Zoolander, “It’s nowhere near ready; I shouldn’t even be talking about it yet.”

And then I took on the greatest challenge yet: make a short film in just 168 hours. I co-wrote it. Produced it. It’s called Riva. I play Riva. It won seven awards at the 168 Film Festival including Best Film. (I also won Best Actress, and the only reason I say that – because I strive for humility – is so my mom will stop telling me I should be a school teacher.)

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watch the Riva trailer here.

Throughout all of this, I have discovered my truest passion. What started out as creating content for myself as an actor has now evolved into a passion to create wholesome, quality content in the entertainment industry.

I have been frustrated by having to turn down potential jobs for projects that are not-so-wholesome. But instead of complain, I want to create. Instead of hibernate, I want to collaborate. I want to show Christ to this world through the lens of entertainment in a manner that is subtle, genuine, and gets people thinking.

In a way that gets people to challenge the status quo.

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“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Harold Whitman

In my blog you’ll find a lot about acting, writing, music, and creating… they make me come alive. They feed my soul. Fill my heart. Bring me so much joy.

But the joy they bring can’t compare to the One true and lasting source of joy in my life. And that’s Christ. However you found your way here, and whatever words of mine you may stumble upon, my desire is that these pages will inspire you, fill you with hope, and never fail to point you back to the Author of creating, the Writer of the greatest story every told, and the true Giver of a life that’s good. (See what I did there?)

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I want to let others in on my journey – of struggles and triumphs, of physical pain and healing, of doubt and of hope. The messy parts, the beautiful parts, and everything in between. So that this can happen:

“When people are involved in each other’s lives, more thanksgiving rises to God when any of them is blessed.” – John Piper

So, welcome to my journey. Welcome to my life. Welcome to all that God is so graciously teaching me. I pray you see Him here. I pray you see Him in this broken and winding path of pursuing my dreams. And I pray you are encouraged to press on and follow your own.

13“No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” – Paulo Coelho