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Auditions in NYC

So there was one resolution that I know I should have included, but I see this as more of a life goal than just a year resolution. You could honestly say that resolutions shouldn't just be a yearly thing but a lifelong betterment of oneself right?!

Anyways a goal of mine is to work on Broadway and be hopefully one day (sooner rather than later) be part of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Now there was a really great article I just found from Backstage that explains how to join AEA.

Then there is another caveat, trying to find out the auditions.

With social media I feel like it should be easier right? WRONG! I look at the linsk and some are for different states or they're looking for "EQUITY/AEA" members and/or I just don't fit what they're casting for.

A friend of mine has said they've even still submitted their stuff for shows that call for EQUITY people only. However for me, I feel like that's some sort of taboo or they'll just throw it out the pile when they see my resume and it doesn't say I'm a EQUITY person or even an EMC (Equity Membership Candidate).

Which then lies the issue of auditions. Do I do what my friend does and submit my headshot/resume too? Do I sacrifice my time to wait in the lines with everyone else who may not be union and give it a shot?

My inner child voice says, "YES!"
But the logical adult voice says, "No!"

And I feel conflicted. However it's a new year and I know I can't get a role without auditioning or even just getting a chance to show my stuff.

I'm just rambling....

I want to be a Professional Actor that is a part of AEA & SAG-AFTRA. Auditions stress me out. I will be auditioning for anything and everything I can. New Year, New Opportunities!


Day 280

I've fallen off the personal blog wagon. But I definitely kept up with my Big Brother blog for CBS Detroit. I will admit however that I didn't blog about the "recap" episode because it was just a filler and nothing really needed to be said about it.

Anyways 70  80 (UPDATE: I can't days have gone by and there have been a lot of things that have happened!

Biggest thing...

I've moved to NYC!

Thankfully with my job I was able to transfer and get full time! Which has been a blessing and I've even found my apartment right before going into my first day of work! 

This is the first time I've moved to a big city, lived with roommates and used public transportation to get to work.

I love it! I'm a city type of person and as much as I loved suburbia I love the city life! I've been here for almost a month and during August I had an interview for the position then finally accepting the job! 

Sad to leave the friends and family but this was a much needed change!

I could even check this off my goals list! Moving to NYC was one of them! The other thing I was able to accomplish this summer was skydiving!

I can't wait to see what the future holds for me out in NYC!

Big City, Big Dreams!


October Update

The fact that I've neglected to blog isn't because I have nothing to write about but it's been finding the motivation to write.

Where to begin?.....

That's the show I'm currently in being done by The New Theatre Project in collaboration with Brendalinda Performance Collaborative. Interestingly enough I have the great opportunity to be doing a show with a friend back from high school through Thespians. The show has been an amazing experience and if you're in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Area you should definitely check it out! The show runs Thurs-Sun and show runs until Nov 4! Tickets can be purchased here.


Job Search
So I recently applied for a job and even though I didn't get the position I learned a lot from the experience. I was lucky enough to get a phone interview so it was a win-win. I still have a job that I enjoy but didn't want to pass up the opportunity of the job I was applying for.

I've also applied to do an internship and we'll see if I get a phone interview or an in-person interview we'll see. 

However even though I'm applying for different jobs my passion still lies in theatre and hopefully soon rather than later I'll be able to pursue my passion for the arts as a career.

Nike+ Fuelband
I've joined the bandwagon on this device. However I am super out of shape. So hopefully joining this bandwagon I'll be able to motivate myself into working out regularly again. We'll see how that goes and I'm going to stay optimistic about it.


Always learning

I just had my first day of training for my new job!

I absolutely love it! I'm still learning so much about being an effective team member and building upon leadership skills that not only help me in the job but also in the real world.

I am truly thankful for getting this opportunity and definitely not letting it pass me up. I'm literally being immersed into the company and learning so much! I'm really excited to see where it'll go.

However, with all the excitement I have a few downers but luckily it wasn't too depressing. I'm sad that I'm missing my family reunion (as previously mentioned) and not being able to see relatives whom I haven't seen in years...seriously YEARS now, when they only live a state below me. Also one of my Uncles traveled from Texas this year for the reunion whom I haven't seen in literally a decade...but a job is a job and I really needed my parents were understanding.

Also I missed my friend Jasmine's son's birthday party today too, however sent a text and she was totally cool about. However I did by a gift and hopefully she'll like it for him. I literally asked people for advice...I haven't shopped for a one year old boy since my brother was

Anyways, I definitely feel even though I'm not attending an educational structure in the fall (for many its in a few weeks) I'm still learning. I even today said that "I'm a RA," then retracted that statement because I'm not going to RA Training which starts next weekend for them...though I'm jealous I'm not jealous of having to do the training...hahahaa But I will miss all that experience I had then. Also all the Welcome Week's not a distant memory...hahhaaha

I also applied for another job...
Call me crazy, but I THRIVE on being busy...literally...the fact that I'm not going back to being a RA and being involved on a University campus...I have to compensate for the participation with that into something else...and what better way...multiple Granted my social life will be revolved around the jobs but who cares...I've made friends from the job and I still have my close friends from college and high school.
Anyways, applied for the job, sent my resume, cover letter and two sample writings. Which I never really done a writing sample and so I asked for some advice from a friend, who actually has a similar position to the one I applied (shout out to Will) for some times. His advice was really helpful and constructive. It made me really excited and driven to I did!


Blogging Mood

I'm in the mood to blog...about what...that's a good question....

Let's see I could start off with what happened today....nothing too exciting...I did however went to work today for a closing shift and that was interesting. Then went over to my friend Courtney's house to hang for a bit and drop something off.

Courtney and her family were watching, "Merlin," the NBC show that didn't work for the US but now is going into Season for in the UK on BBC. Interesting show....from the two-ish episodes I had watched.

My day was kinda boring...but that's how it goes for a post-college undergraduate still trying to find a "Grown Up" job. Though I do enjoy the current job I have, but I need something more fulfilling.


Summer has been fun so far! I've truly enjoyed my time back home, even with it's ups and downs; pros and cons, it's home.

Did some random shots of stuff around Courtney's house, thought they were cool and wanted to share them on here...

I throughly enjoy the "toy camera" feature on my digital camera...It does my photoediting I want done for me for photos I want to look a little vintage and getting a different point of view.


I'm a reality junkie...I admit it...thought this isn't a surprise to my friends, they know I like watching them and know maybe too much about them...hahahha I've even auditioned for some. Yeah I'm weird like that.

Current reality shows watching...
Big Brother 13 and So You Think You Can Dance 8

BB13 - This is pretty much the season of the returning houseguest....the past two weeks it's been Alum who've won HOH (Head Of Household) competitions and obviously nominating the new people. It's kinda annoying...I actually applied for this season and I definitely feel like I've got WAY MORE PERSONALITY then some of these characters on the show. But I could always apply next

SYTYCD8 - I like how they stuck back to the original format of the top 20, however Nigel (one of the "resident judges"/executive producer) made some horrible choices for eliminations. Though I'm happy with the top five girls, the boys are all kinds of messed up. Ricky and Mitchell should have peaced out! I would have liked Chris and Nick/Alexander in the top five guys. But these are just my opinions. Nigel, "MUST KNOW" what America wants right...*cough* RATINGS *cough*....just FYI Nigel Ricky and Mitchell will be getting the low votes from America...just watch!


My grandma (mom's side) is here again with us! I picked her up while babysitting my brother form the airport. I liked how I planned driving and getting their just as she walked outside to the International Arrivals pick up area. Great timing! Even though my mom told me I should have left just as I was getting there. Going with my gut won! Plus it was good to see my grandma again!


Job Hunt Continues

As much as I love my current job, it's not enough to 1. sustain an adequate living; 2. pay off debt (i.e. credit card & college loans); 3. purchase a car or get an apartment

So I'm on the job hunt! Honestly besides auditioning for film/stage opportunities what else could I do with a BA in Theatre?!?! LOL Ok I can write plays, direct, be a guest artist etc but that isn't the point.

I just need a good paying job, whether it be in theatre or non-theatre.

I've currently awaiting on two higher education jobs I've applied for. With my over involvement at UNC I feel that Higher Ed is a place I could definitely do some work in for now. But they "desire" someone with a master, well if I get into that college/university, I will definitely consider going to school their...just sayin.

Then I have an opportunity to possibly work for a company I really have an interest in. However the interview is a group dynamic setting so I need to research and study on how to be a stand out but still be a team player. I am excited for the opportunity though.

We shall see how these three opportunities pan out.
But as I wait...
I shall continue searching for a job or even my dream job!