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There was a time where I wanted very badly to be a male model. I saw the guys in the magazines and I thought, ‘I could do that’. So I saved a little money, got a headshot together, and went to the biggest modeling agency in the city. One of the agents there said something to me I will never forget. He said, ‘if you don’t get out of here right now, I’m calling the police.’
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The World Spins Madly On - The Weepies
I thought of you and where you’d gone
And the world spins madly on

nostalgic feeeelings

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Expectations Vs. Reality

Sometimes I like to go back and read my previous tumblr posts from years ago. From the innocent and naive years. 😉

It’s an amazing way to see how God can totally flip the expectations you had of what your plans were for your life, to a reality you weren’t expecting. In my case it’s a better outcome than I had hoped for.

I graduated college two years ago. My plan was to move to the middle of no where and get a reporting job at a small news station, and spend my career working my way up at stations across the country. So after I graduated I applied for reporting positions all across the country. Never got an interview, a reply or even a rejection letter. Not gonna lie it was an extremely frustrating summer. My minimum wage paying part time job wasn’t going to be helping me make my student loan payments.

Then one day I got an e-mail from a friend asking if I would like to assistant direct his children’s theater show in Chicago that winter. It was something I was definitely interested in. So I changed my job sights and started looking for a job - any job I could find - in Chicago. In a few weeks I had an interview and got a job at an office in Chicago - not exactly the reporting job I wanted but I was thrilled to have full time work in a city I loved.

Over the next year I decided to start taking improv classes at Second City and if you’ve ever read my blog entries before you know how much that has changed my life. I’ve met some of the greatest people in the world there and in the surrounding improv community. I spent a year completing the improv program. I then auditioned and got accepted into the music conservatory and am currently about half way through the program.

I got the chance to be on two directing teams in Oak Park and have absolutely fell in love with the kids and community there. There truly aren’t more encouraging and genuinely kind people I know. They bring me so much joy and I still love visiting and attending their shows. They have my heart forever.

I spent a year living in Uptown and recently moved to Lakeview a few weeks ago. I’ve spent Wednesday nights singing karaoke, Tuesdays at Irish bars, Saturday morning eating delicious brunches, late night movies, evening jogs, and so much more.

I don’t know what the future holds at all. And I’m really okay with it. I would love to move to the west coast at some point, but right now I feel like Chicago is where I belong.

The reason I wrote this is because two years ago when I graduated I was really scared. (No one really tell you post-graduation is really tough) I had no idea what the future held. I wanted that dream job and to start working toward the degree I had gotten. It definitely didn’t happen.

Two years later, I’m not in that field, and I don’t long to be a reporter any more. I don’t know what my “dream job” is anymore. And I think that’s okay? But right now I’m enjoying working that day job - cause it’s got to be done- and doing improv and making theater by night/weekends.

The expectations you have for your life don’t always come true. And sometimes the reality is better.

Amy was in the middle of some such nonsense with Seth Meyers across the table, and she did something vulgar as a joke. I can’t remember what it was exactly, except it was dirty and loud and ‘unladylike.’ Jimmy Fallon, who was arguably the star of the show at the time, said, ‘Stop that! It’s not cute! I don’t like it.’ Amy dropped what she was doing, went black in the eyes for a second, and wheeled around on him. ‘I don’t f*cking care if you like it.’…With that exchange, a cosmic shift took place. Amy made it clear that she wasn’t there to be cute. She wasn’t there to play wives and girlfriends in the boys’ scenes. She was there to do what she wanted to do and she did not f*cking care if you like it.
Tina Fey describes Amy Poehler’s iconic entrance to SNL. [x] (via ziggythevampireslayer)


Will Ferrell and Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers face off in a Drum-Off

Cowbell may or may not be involved…

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» Second City Exec Kelly Leonard Explains To Grads How The Rules Of Improv Apply To Life

Yes yes.

When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.
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I like to color in coloring books, go on picnics, play the ukulele, sing obnoxiously, bake cakes, & write. My favorite food is grapefruit. I love folk music. My life would be complete if I could join Mumford & Sons. My number one goal in life is to be Tina Fey. I want to be a world explorer and travel across the globe. Want to be best friends?

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