Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fast and Furious February!

 Well, hello there!

What a wild and wooly month it has been!  Here's a quick recap:

-I have been auditioning like a woman possessed.  You may recall that in my last post I stated my goals for the year, including my desire to get my first imdb (internet movie database) credit this year.  Well, I have now booked TWO indie films shooting in March and then in May, and I will get TWO imdb credits for working on those.  So thanks for the good thoughts and prayers - I get to work on two great films, get some exposure, beef up my film resume, get paid (always nice), and cross my first goal off of the list - all in two months!  Up next?  Working on booking that National Commercial.  More on that in a bit!

-My gorgeous sister SURPRISED me and came to visit for a week!  We canoed with the alligators at Wekiwa State Park, went to see the Orlando Magic play (they actually WON that game!), and OF COURSE, took Kelli to Disney World for the first time.  It was amazing.  I cried when she surprised me.  We're settling in here, but it can still get lonely, so it was great to have my beautiful sister here.  Here we are at the Magic game!

-Jason's kind-of cousin Lara came down for a few days visit on her way to a Bahamian cruise for Devon's 30th birthday!  We've seen Lara once a month since October, and are hoping to keep the streak going now that we're only a seven hour drive or short flight away!

-Jason built me a raised bed for growing vegetables!  Planting is on going, so I'll wait to show you photos until I get everything planted by the end of this month!  You know that I LOVE to garden, so it's really special that I have a space for it!

-I am still teaching weekly dance classes for little guys and really enjoying it.  They're so cute, and they definitely keep me on my toes.  It's been great!  Plus, I love my boss and the company I am working for, so it's all good things.

-Gym-ing continues.  I don't feel good if I don't get a work out in every day, and my little belly is slowly disappearing.  I'm trying to get to a competitive size for working on-camera - right now I'm wearing a size 4 or 6 depending on the brand, and my goal is to be in a 2/4 by June.

-Last - I'm working on being very proactive about my acting career.  Dallas Travers - The Actor's Advocate - has been amazing in helping me set specific goals for a day, a week, a month, a year, long-term.  I have a plan for every week right now - of what I need to accomplish to develop my acting career.  Projects for March include identifying and building relationships with ten Casting Directors (I'm working on my list), getting my online presence together (blogging weekly, regular tweets - I'm now on TWITTER!, reworking my website, etc...), and many other tools to help me build my career in the way I want to. The next project is booking that National Commercial, and by June I want to be shifting my focus to getting that Guest Star credit.  If you haven't heard of Dallas and you are an actor, go to her site RIGHT NOW by clicking here.  She has tons of great free tools on her site, and if you live in LA or New York, you can take her class.  GO! (By the way, I don't receive anything for the endorsement - I'm just loving Dallas right now, and think you will too.)

-I shot an infomercial.  It was a blast - I had a great time on set with the crew, and they liked me enough to add extra shots of me.  My two hour shoot became a five hour one - can't complain!

So... follow me on twitter by clicking the link on the top of the page to the right, and check back weekly for more updates on my busy Orlando life!  Hope you had a great February!

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