I am an LA/NYC based comedic actor from Arkansas currently living in Los Angeles who plays poker, runs marathons, attempts triathlons, makes cake pops, and documents parts of my life through social media. We should meet if we haven’t already! 🙂
Thank you for visiting my page! I’ll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite books and authors:
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it..” -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
If You Wanted To Know More About Me…
MY BLOG MISSION STATEMENT AKA WHAT I WANT MY BLOG TO ENCOURAGE
Is to brighten your day, bring a smile to your face, promote love, cause you to laugh, inspire you to exercise, share tasty healthy recipes, share my outfits & swimsuits that make me feel happy and confident, and encourage others to share their love for themselves by sharing my journey of struggles and successes.
FAVORITE THINGS TO DO
TALK AND WRITE
If you have met me, you WILL get this. If you haven’t met me yet, you will understand this later. lol
As much as I like to gab, listening and observing are two of my favorite past times. You got a problem or just need to vent, I’m your girl! Jokes are also always appreciated!
It is easy to look for the negatives in life, but I challenge myself to always see what is positive in every situation. Being happy is easier when you’re focusing on the good things. Being self-aware is always a goal of mine. We are always growing and learning. NEVER STOP your journey of self-discovery! We can forever improve ourselves. Also, leave the trash talk and judgments in the garbage where it belongs. I do NOT tolerate bullying or the mean girl mentality. If you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything. #rantover Spread the love not hate.
I’m not a huge foodie, but I love to eat and cook! I try to avoid all processed foods, but my weakness is chips! (Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles and Cooler Ranch Doritos are my faves!) My specialty is my spicy guacamole! The hotter the BETTER! Cake pops are also a specialty of mine. They aren’t that healthy though. Whoops!
WOW! I have issues Y’all!! I’m a shopaholic! My favorite thing to do in the world is to buy presents for people! I tend to purchase practical presents that I think people will be able to use more than once. Every gift needs to have a beautiful card or musical card and gorgeous wrapping paper! I know I’m a crazy person! haha You should see me at Christmas! I also shop a lot for myself. lol Hence my outfit pictures. Since I was a little girl I would sketch what I believed to be beautiful dresses. I found all kinds of notebooks that I had scribbled in growing up (along with pages and pages of my autographs. I was practicing okay! ;-)) My favorite outfit is a gorgeous yet comfortable dress! Almost every piece of clothing I own is so soft you could sleep in it. I have some major sensitivity issues and freak out when I wear scratchy clothing. But don’t get me wrong, sometimes you have to hurt to be beautiful (But not very often)! haha
WATCH AS MUCH TV AS POSSIBLE
My faves are The Affair, Masters of Sex, Criminal Minds, Law and Order (all of them), Homeland, Shameless, Ray Donovan (it appears I like Showtime), Game of Thrones, Grey’s Anatomy, Chrisley Knows Best (This show reminds me of my crazy southern family, and they make me giggle especially Nanny Faye! She loves those casinos! haha), Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, and the list could go on and on and on!! I listen to the music and what people are saying on the shows without actively watching it sometimes and will have it on while I’m working on my computer. That’s how I research so many shows. I also need to have a tv show on while I’m eating dinner. It is my downtime, and I look forward to figuring out storylines and learning about new characters!
BE ON TV/FILM/INTERNET
Did I mention I’m an actor? I booked a co-star in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders on CBS this year! It should air in March or April. Seriously, a dream come true!!! I won’t spoil it for you, just know it was cool! I’ll keep you posted on air dates. I also had a film released on DVD and On Demand this year, called Brutal Colors! You can buy it online or in-store at your local Walmart. I hope to be on more tv shows in the future if they will have me! Cross your fingers and toes and send any good luck you have my way, please! 🙂 Good luck is all you need sometimes!
I laugh at myself A LOT, probably too much! lol See there I go again! Life is too short to not be smiling and laughing the majority of the time! 🙂 Also, it is good for the abs! Want a 6-pack? Laugh a little more!
Running is MY time. I tend to space out and get lost in nature. I will NOT run on a treadmill, and I do NOT run with earbuds/music. Treadmills are scary, and running outside while obstructing your hearing with music is dangerous. Enjoy the sounds of nature and listen for cars or people coming up on you. Safety first people! There is the added bonus that you can stay in shape and live a healthier lifestyle when you run. I don’t run every single day though, usually only 3-4 days a week depending on my schedule and races I’m signed up for.
Also, I’ve finished 5 NYC Marathons. My fastest time was 4:13:56. My goal was to run at least 5 NYC Marathons, and I DID IT!!! Now, I need to finish an Ironman.
I also enjoy SoulCycle which is biking on a stationary bike to awesome upbeat music, pilates on the reformer (the best stretching you could ever hope for as a runner), yoga, swimming (it’s so peaceful in the pool), biking on bike paths WITH a helmet, and sleeping…because after all that your body needs to recover. I try new and weird things ALL the time! Hopefully, I can show how fun and easy working out can be! 🙂 It is all about how you look at things. If you go into something with a positive attitude, you will usually find a way to get it done!
Most people hate airports, but I seriously love them! Usually, people are traveling for a fun vacation or to see family and friends, and they’re happy! Plus, what other place do you know about where people from all walks of life are together in one place at any given moment in time? That energy is insanity, and I feed off it! I’m ADD and love to change things up a lot which is why I like constant movement (probably why I like to run). I would like to think I am an expert traveler. Although, I tend to always be running to the gate to catch my flights! I’ve only missed 7 or 8 flights in my life! haha
BE THE GRAMMAR POLICE
You are=You’re NOT Your
They are=They’re NOT Their or There
If you find errors ANYWHERE on my site, PLEASE TELL ME!! I get so embarrassed when I make a grammatical error (unless it is meant to be written in slang or a certain format that mimics speaking). I correct text messages and am always judging myself when I forget the basic English grammar rules. You can judge me as well, but then you have to tell me how to correct my terrible ways!
WHERE I’M FROM AND WHERE I’VE BEEN SINCE
I’m from a small town in Arkansas, called Vilonia. I was born and raised there! You can take the girl out of the South, but you can’t take the southern out of the girl! I go home several times a year to see my family and friends. I have 3 sisters and 6 nephews. Our family gatherings are always entertaining! My southern accent tends to come out when I’m tired, am on the phone with family members, or have had a glass or two of wine. Usually, for work, I need the accent to be completely unnoticeable. It makes my heart happy to hear “Bless Your Heart” though. lol
I lived in NYC for a few years before relocating to Los Angeles. I go back to NYC several times a year, but I’m starting to grow some roots in Cali. It has been a wonderful place to live for the past year.
Why I Decided to Blog
Why not? How cool is it to have a visual and written journal of your life experiences to keep for the rest of your life? Also, with family and friends, literally all over the world, I can update everyone in one place! Did I mention I have 3 sisters? That’s a minimum of 3 phone calls!
It is also my goal to show how much fun working out and dressing up can be! It doesn’t have to take all the time and money in the world to do it either! I think if you feel good on the inside you will look good on the outside! Confidence is the key! I’m by no means a running or working out expert, but I grew up in the Land of Butter and fried foods. It meant so much to me as an adult to change my eating habits and work towards a healthier lifestyle. I don’t believe in diets. I believe in lifestyles. My goal is to be the strongest healthiest happiest sweetest me. I hope you will join me on my journey or at least learn a thing or two!
Questions are my favorite! I ask them ALL. THE. TIME! How are you expected to get an answer if you never ask? Ask yourself. Ask Google. Just Ask! Learn. Explore. Search. Find.
And at the end of it all…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Spread it all over, roll around in it, eat it all up, and continue to nurture your love for yourself!