October 26, 2012

Checking In...

I haven't posted because, to be honest, there's not a whole lot going on right now. I am auditioning a lot so I have no complaints there, but I'm not booking anything. I've been going out for a ton of pilots and feature films. I've also had a few commercial callbacks and essentially NO print castings. I think my modeling days are over. :(

I'll be starting a new seasonal serving job next week. *cries*

I'm okay guys, I'm okay. It's a really great place and I'm going to make so much money I won't know what to do with myself. The purpose of this job is to stack away as much cash as I can in preparation for my move to LA for pilot season. To be honest, I don't want to come back to NYC. I just want to go out there in February and stay there permanently. My husband will move out there (hopefully) within a few months. We're not worried about the distance because he spent the first 4 years of our relationship in the military and, trust me, you can't get much further away than Iraq. 

So, the weather is really cooling off and I'm starting to reach that time of the year where I loathe New York. Is it hot? Is it cold? Putting on tons of layers before leaving the house then stripping them off 2 hours later when it's hot and humid from the seemingly endless rain. Having your umbrella blown to pieces by the freakishly strong wind storms. Yeah, I get really gloomy and bitter this time of year and then I start dreaming about the perpetual sunshine on the west coast. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE New York City (most of the time), but like I said in a previous post, I'm ready for a change. 

The next couple of months are going to be emotionally and physically challenging for me, but it's all so I can achieve my goals. I got really comfortable last year and it's time for me to rediscover my drive and ambition. 

9 comments:

  1. I really appreciate how honest you are, and I totally empathize with everything you're saying in this post --that unsettling feeling that you haven't booked in a while despite going to a ton of auditions, the dreary nyc weather and lack of sunlight.

    I like your attitude --you're real (not fake cheery) but you've got a positive, proactive approach to your career. You always bounce back, and make your own success!

    You're a really good role model for newbies such as myself. :)

    PS. Why would your modeling career be over?! You're beautiful!

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  2. Thanks Sam, I appreciate your comment. I kind of hate those actors that are all roses and sunshine about EVERYTHING! It's not realistic. This business is sooo hard, and it has many peaks and valleys. I always try to speak openly and honestly about my experiences and feelings.

    Right now, I'm dipping into a valley and need to take proactive steps to be on the rise again.

    I say my modeling career is over because this year, I've been to about 10 print castings and I've booked 2 jobs. Last year, I booked something like 15 or so print jobs.

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  3. I agree, it is a though business and some people talk about all the negatives and some talk about it like is all rainboys and bunnies.
    You balance both of it, you should how great it is but you show the struggles you face that always end up worth it in the end.
    LA could be the next level, do you feel like you done all NYC has to offer.

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  4. I don't necessarily think that I've done all that I can do in NYC, but I know that there is so much more in LA. The main thing is that I get bored doing the same thing over and over again. I need a big change and I've been waiting years for the right time to make my move.

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  5. How is everything on your side with Hurricane Sandy?

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  6. Hi Ri,

    My husband and I are fine and were lucky to have not been very impacted by the storm other than transportation inconveniences. We have friends in Staten Island whose home was flooded and other friends who lost power for nearly a week. But everyone we know is safe and healthy.

    Thank you for asking!

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  7. What is the latest?
    Question, I am thinking of doing a PSA. Would this hurt my acting career, should it go in my resume?

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  8. KC,

    I have no idea if it would hurt your acting career, but I can't see how it would. PSAs don't go on your acting resume, only acting credits.

    Andrea

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