Today is a day of renewed perspectives.

I found out this morning someone I know passed away this weekend.  He was more an acquaintance than a friend; a good friend of friends that I knew and liked and saw in the circles we both circulated in fairly often.   It’s really sad.  He was only a couple of years older than I am.  I guess in a way it reinforced this sense in me that I need to start living the life I want.  Life is too short to spend it being unhappy.

I firmly believe that the world gives back to you what you put into it, and I will be honest when I say that since my mother has been sick I have really lost a lot of my sense of self.  The whole experience really crushed me, and while my mom has been slowly recovering, I don’t know that I really have…until now.

I feel like, actually quite suddenly, I’m feeling a lot more like me.  Maybe all it took was the permission, figuratively of course, to let go of all that anxiety and start focusing on all the good things in my life, as opposed to walking through every day with this overwhelming feeling of dread.  I was putting out some seriously depressing mojo these last few months!

Things are changing though.  I’ve decided to be pleasantly selfish and spend more time focusing on me, my needs, and what I want.  One of those things is to get back to my roots, back to the stage/screen.  Which is why it’s so exciting that I have an audition tomorrow!

Now, I won’t get into the probabilities of me getting the spot as opposed to not getting the spot, I’m just really excited that I have an audition.  It’s my first audition in a while, once, not so long ago that was as normal a part of my life as breathing now it’s something to celebrate.  It feels like my life is coming back to me.  It feels good.

I made the executive decision to shake up my fitness routine tonight.  Instead of going to my oh-so-centering yoga class tonight I hit up a spin class, I needed something  energetic to get me going.  Yoga always makes me sleepy.

Speaking of exercise we have a Rockin’ Body Giveaway Winner…Emily!

Emily was chosen at random with the Random Number Generator.  Emily, expect an email from me asking for your mailing information.

Okay, now onto the food:


Smoothie with kefir, strawberries and peach slices


1/4 cup mixed nuts


Banana, Greek yogurt, Granola

3 carrots sliced


I came home from spin class and made one of my favorite soups

Kale & white bean soup with chicken sausage

Mmmm. Comfort.