My husband snapped this photo after I had just come home from a film audition earlier this month.
I went in to read for one role, and before I was even finished with the last page of sides, the director asked me to read for another role…the lead.
The casting director handed me 15 new pages of material and told me to “take as much time as I needed.”
Their session was ending soon, so I really only had about 15 minutes.
There was no time to rehearse, overthink or debate, but just to go with my instincts, make strong choices, and have fun.
And that’s exactly what I did.
I came home feeling so good. I was simply enjoying the journey of being an actor, and the fun of getting to play in a room full of creative people.
The whole experience reminded me that enjoying the journey is the most important part of getting to where you want to go. Of course, I thought about the audition the next day. In fact, as I was doing laps in our pool, I reminded myself, “I don’t pick the jobs, the jobs pick me,” and just let it all go.
In that moment, I got back in alignment with feeling good, being present, and enjoying my time with my family.
I’ve been pausing more lately, without distraction from devices.
I’ve been listening to birds sing in my backyard, marveling at the freckles on my children’s faces and enjoying mindful moments where I deeply and sincerely appreciate my life.
And it seems the more I do this, the happier I become and the more unexpected wonderful surprises start to show up. (In the form of auditions, helpful people + exciting offers).
So, just for today, give yourself the gift of a mindful moment. How? Put the phone down. Go outside. Take in the scenery. Love yourself, right where you are. Just for today, let go of needing anything to be different.
Let go of striving and pushing to change where you are. (more…)
Has scrolling through social media been bringing you down lately? Does this sound familiar?
Check social media before getting out of bed.
Scroll through Instagram, click on Instagram Stories, check Facebook, look at Twitter (telling yourself you just want to be updated on the news).
Brush your teeth. Make your bed. (Do you make your bed? It’s a good habit.)
Sit on the edge of your bed. Check the phone again.
This was me last week, all before 7am: Click on Jennifer Lopez’s (JLo) Instagram Stories feed.
Watch JLo talk to you from inside a private jet, then see a gorgeous picture of her on the set of her latest video, swipe up to watch the Dinero video, go back to IG stories, and watch as she tells you how to get the JLo glow and introduces you to her entire new makeup line, then see her on the red carpet in a gorgeous gown, then looking flawless at a magazine photo shoot for Emmy Magazine.
Go to your profile. Notice that you don’t have 75.3 million followers….or a makeup line.
Get dressed, look in the mirror, notice a new wrinkle, compare your skin (and career) to JLo’s + feel like you’ve done absolutely nothing with your life.
Notice how heavy all this mind-chatter feels…almost like lead. Try to motivate yourself to do something productive, while telling yourself you suck.
Yep, this was me last week. Fun! Can you relate? Don’t get me wrong. I actually love JLo. She is one ambitious hot mama and her work ethic is nothing short of (more…)
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