Thursday Thoughts: What’s wrong with being confident?

“Self-worth is so vital to your happiness. If you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.” – Mandy Hale —- I never really understood what it meant to look at yourself with unbiased eyes and actually, truly see yourself as beautiful.  See yourself as confident and happy and pretty…

100 Essays, Day 3: Is there a “But” Coming?

Overwhelmed. In the face of everything, you are overwhelmed. (That wasn’t a very eloquent sentence/statement/whatever, was it?) There are SO many things I want to do to fix it, if “overwhelmed” is even something to be or can be “fixed”. I want to redo my room so it feels less cluttered, both literally and mentally/emotionally, but…

International Women’s Day 2017

We are now in a time where the empowerment of women–all women–most definitely needs to be celebrated.  This is a time of uncertainty, and from certain perspectives, a time to fear.  But if anything, we can turn that around.  As women, we can remind the men, the institutions and the authorities who are trying to bring…

Thursday Thoughts: Nerves, Hope, Take Action.

Why is it that we get nervous? Nervous for the future. Nervous for what might happen. Nervous for someone else. Nerves for an audition or an interview or a date. Nervous for words that might be said, for what could occur, what could change. I don’t know if it’s just me and with the things…

SYTYCD: Next Generation Winner is…

BLESS Y’ALL: Kida Burns won So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation and everything makes sense in the world. This kid is multi-talented, and just overall amazing. He’s worked with people like Usher to Justin Bieber, and with mentor Fik-Shun (from SYTYCD Season 10), he showed us what he was made of.  From…

War of the Roses 🌹♠️

It just so happened that my fellow kate spade muses, Maggie & Kianna, and I were all rocking the same color palate of black + dusty rose/blush pink today! Had to take a photo with some of my favorite kate spade ladies today. 💗🌹 Thank you to Maggie & Kianna for being big sisters to…

Pillow thoughts: lessons learned from a summer away from home

I’ve survived my first summer away from my home and family who are back in California, but barely. Just barely. You never realize how quickly time goes by until it does. And…you also never realize how much you’ll miss home until you’re no longer there, and you can no longer go back as much as…

Goodbye Summer 2016, Hello September!

Seriously, where did the summer go? It seems like it was just a few days ago that I finished my second year at NYU and decided with my parents that I’d stay in NYC for the summer to work. Now: it’s the first day of September, I’ve got my first apartment ever, I’ve worked two…

The Playbill Diaries: Waitress

♪ Sugar, Butter, Flour ♫ It’s been quite a while since I’ve treated myself or have been treated to a show on Broadway. And for people who know me, they know: I LOVE a good Broadway play/musical, especially since I’m an actor and theatre kid! So, when my awesome friend & fellow theatre kid Nora was coming to…

EPISODE REVIEW: Steven Universe – “Mindful Education”

Rebecca Sugar? You’ve outdone yourself. ❤ I think this, along with “The Answer”, are two of Steven Universe‘s most beautiful and important episodes about love. But this episode, this one is something very, very special to me. ❤ **DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of the videos/images in this post (except for the one from SDCC,…