2011 was a year of challenges and transition for almost everyone I talked to. And while I wouldn't trade the lessons learned on the heels of difficulty, I am thrilled to shed the cobweb wisps of last year and embrace the freshness 2012. I know it is simply a state of mind, and we are really no different January 1st than we are the morning of our birthdays… but I'm a sucker for milestones. And, I am the kind of person who wakes up on my birthday (wanting cupcakes for breakfast) and accepts the permission your birthday gives you to start fresh.
Highlights: Found ONE job that allowed me to audition AND pay my bills, with a staff that is as wonderful as they are crazybananapancake. Signed across the board with Avant artists. Booked my 1st LA national! Spent time tending to my inner peace, which proved to be an excellent choice. Wrote A LOT. Dabbled back in modeling, which reminded me that I should be less resistant to it, because it was fun. I had the good fortune to sit next to a film actor I very much respect for a dinner and received some insight and encouragement that I will never forget. Spent Christmas with my family in Portland and then went HOME to LA to welcome in 2012 with my closest friends.
OH HAI 2012! I'm so excited you are here! Why? Aside from the fact that I was given 8 bags of my favorite coffee for Christmas and have enough energy any given day to power a mid-sized pressure washer– I'm excited because I'm "ready" in every sense of the word. And, because I'm so ready, I'm sure about this year. I'm not afraid of what comes next because I woke up January first in fighting shape with 4.5 lbs of uncrushed caffeine and 4 pairs of the same dinosaur socks. BRING IT.
This year, I am not going to tell you what I'm going to do, I'm just going to do it. I cannot tell you where I think I'll be at the end of this year. What I can tell you:
Watch me. Because this is going to be good.