"None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.- Gail Goodwin
AUDITION TRACKER
Absolutely none. I had 2 or 3 scheduled for non-paying gigs and 1 for a paying non-union commercial but couldn't find childcare in time and had to cancel. Thankfully I've recently found someone who accepts drop-in care as she understands the unpredictability of my hours since she used to work in the entertainment industry herself as a Host. She's now a stay at home mom and she's been doing a great job with the boys thus far so I'm relieved to have found her. The problem is, she doesn't live in or near the valley so I still need to find a closer option. In the meantime, however, I'm glad to have her. The auditions can now resume!

AGENT MEETINGS
I had one meeting with a commercial agency that was more like a cattle call than an actual meeting. I spoke with the two guys running the show for all of 30 seconds, gave them my read and was done. I'd like to think that if they ever do decide to offer me representation that they'll actually speak with me beforehand to try to get an idea of my personality but since I wasn't one of the chosen ones...yet, I don't know.

FITNESS
I deserve a big, fat, red F in this category as I've quit the bootcamp {it wasn't fun enough} and actually gained 2lbs- ugh! Once we move I plan on checking out Millennium, X-Polesitions, and a few other dance & fitness studios but for the month of February I sucked bigtime.

TOOLS
I had a consult with Relentless Filmworks regarding shooting scenes for my reel and plan to shoot with them at the end of this month, finances pending*. It costs a pretty penny but I believe it's well worth it. Gotta take care of our moving expenses first though.


CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Again, another area in which February was not a stellar month. I signed up for a CD workshop and had to cancel at the last minute because Stevie was sick. As they grow older I probably won't have much of a problem with leaving them with their dad but right now a sick 1 year old needs his mommy so the workshop had to wait.

WRITING
Here's a new one for ya! Though I don't consider myself a writer, I do enjoy writing. I don't know if I'd ever get paid to do so though because I want to write about what I FEEL like writing about and only WHEN I want to. And lately I've wanted to a lot- probably because I've been stuck in the house not being able to act! Anyhow, I've started working on two projects- one is a dramatic short and the other is a comedic webseries. The short is still in the initial stages with only two scenes complete but I've written the entire first episode of the webseries! Yay! Finally, something to be proud of this month!

DAY JOBS
Last but not least the ongoing day job saga...So I didn't get hired for the awesome day job I wanted {BOOOO} BUT they told me they liked me so much that they created a new position for me {YAAAAY}. Unfortunately this new position is even more part-time than the one I applied for making it impossible for me to actually make money once I factor in the cost of childcare. What's an actress to do in this situation? Move on to the next! And that's what I've done. On Sunday night I sent my professional resume to the Special Events Director of one of the major studios out here. She emailed me back the very next day and was pleased with my persistence- as I had initially sent her my resume months ago before I even moved out here. Long story short, she called me in for an interview today that went very well! It's for an independent contractor position as an Event & Wedding Coordinator that will keep my weekdays free and some of my weekends booked. It's actually the same type of independent contracting work that I plan to be doing for the new W Hotel in Hollywood. It isn't finalized with either venue just yet so once the contracts are signed I'll give ya'll more info- until then, just know that very good things are in the works that will allow me to commit to acting full-time during the week!

With the exception of my writing accomplishments February was a pretty weak month- thankfully it's also the shortest!


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