a lesson in life from Zach & Valentine

In acting class our teacher repeatedly states that we are not trying to learn anything. In fact, we are trying to unlearn all the things our parents, teachers, and society have taught us over...

I can’t do it all.

“I can’t do it all,” I found myself saying more than once yesterday.“There aren’t enough hours in the day,” I found myself saying more than once over the last few weeks. Have you ever...

lighting the flame

Have you ever tried lighting a candle multiple times only to have the flame go out almost immediately? It’s frustrating, right? The other day I was lighting a candle and the wick would light...

kale chips with truffle salt

Let’s be honest. Pretty much any food is better with truffle. Take kale, for instance. Add truffle to kale, and you’ll never go back. (Side note: I’m not even really sure what truffle is exactly....

the 4,000

In December I reached a point where I was pretty frustrated with this whole acting thing. This being my career and all… I wasn’t getting much traction. Auditions were few and far between, and...

a single thread

I read an interview with Christina Hendricks from Mad Men. What she said stood out so much that I tore out the page in magazine and saved it. Apparently she had to be convinced to...

recycled wine bottle vase

  I won’t lie. Sometimes I buy wine because I like the label. Don’t judge. I love wine. I love being frugal. I love a good crafternoon. I love sentimental items. And I love...

yesterday, today, and forever

I’m reading the book of Matthew right now. I forget how powerful it is. It’s like every section is so full of wisdom I can think about it all day. This morning I opened...

roasted brussels sprouts

I love roasted brussels sprouts. I didn’t grow up eating them. I actually grew up hearing bad things about them. They were the quintessential vegetable in every movie, tv show, or story that kids...