"None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.- Gail Goodwin
Lots of things going on over here lately- some good, some bad, some whatever! I was going to write separate blog posts for all of these updates nicely categorized for you but screw it. I don't have the time or the energy to sort it all out, so here goes...

The Good
*I've decided to relaunch my wedding planning business out here. After trying to get an assistant position with planners who just didn't fit my style I decided I'd go back into my business for myself. First things first, I have to assemble my team. That means hiring assistants of my own on a part-time, on-call basis {any takers?} as well as becoming familiar with other wedding/event industry professionals whom I can refer my future clients to. While I've already launched my website {a bit drab until I can hire a designer} and blog, I won't actually be open for business until after I host a launch party introducing my company to the LA/OC area. Right now I'm shooting for late January but I'm not gonna rush it if everything's not in place the way I want it to be. I have a lot of work ahead but I'm very excited about the possibilities {both financially & otherwise} this will bring!

*I just picked up a seasonal job as an Usher at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Training starts this week and I'll be working from mid-November until January 3rd during the run of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This was supposed to be extra money for Christmas shopping but now it's looking like it'll have to go towards some unexpected bills which I'll go into later.

*I found an AWESOME acting class that I can't wait to start! My twitter friend Dajuan Johnson referred Stan Kirsch Studios to me awhile back and I finally took the time to schedule a consultation with him. He's a bit different from a lot of acting coaches in that you have a private consultation with him rather than auditing an actual class. A part of me didn't want to meet with him because it cost $25 to do so but Dajuan {who is a working actor by the way} raved so much about him that I decided to give him a chance. And all I can say is that I was so blown away by our meeting that my gut instinct was to stop looking for a class and to get started with him right away. Of course my wallet needs to catch up with my instinct and then I'll be good to go. :-) His classes are $250 per month, not bad, and the $25 for the consultation will be applied towards your first month's class in case you were wondering. I was hoping to start his class this week but unforeseen circumstances have caused a change of plans, which brings me to...

The Bad
*My husband's hours have been reduced from 35 hours per week to almost 10. To say he needs to find another job asap is a huge understatement.

*On top of that, his freakin car just broke down on the 710 freeway yesterday. AAA had to tow it to our house and since I was already in the Inland Empire visiting family I had to take my boys to the Harvest Festival by myself. Not fun! My older one had a great time but my little one had to be restrained by me the whole night {otherwise he would've been all over the place} so by the time I got home I had a major headache. Glass of wine + Aleve had to put me to sleep!

*My weight seems to have plateaued. I'm totally trying to crack the 150 mark but these pounds aren't leaving without a fight. And since my hubby's car is outta commission for now that also means I'll have to join the 6am workout class instead of my usual 7am class in order to get back in time to take my son to school. You see this horrible domino effect?

The Whatever

*Gotta find a place by the end of the year. We've been staying with my wonderful Granny in Long Beach rent-free since we've been out here. But even rent-free has a price, the main ones being lack of space {you should see our storage unit}, lack of privacy and most importantly, the distance from the majority of my auditions. I won't even get into how many auditions I've passed on after weighing whether or not it would be worth it to spend the gas. Don't get me wrong, I don't wanna move to West Hollywood and live where the action is but I do want to be much closer to Hollywood & Burbank than I am now.

*It's November. What??????????? How can there only be 2 months left in this year? Ugh.

So that's where my head is right now- all over the place! Bear with me as I try to sort it all out.

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