Be a Cheerleader and Reduce Interaction with Permanent Nay Sayers

Think about the kinds of people you want to have in your life. Do you prefer the people who support your dreams and talents, or do you prefer the ones who constantly criticize you with the excuse that they’re pushing you to be “realistic” or “you won’t improve without learning what you’re doing wrong”? Now … More Be a Cheerleader and Reduce Interaction with Permanent Nay Sayers

2017 in Review

My 2008 end of year summary came up in my Facebook feed today, which I re-read and made me think. In some ways, not much has changed. It was the year I started a 101 in 1001 days challenge, which I coincidentally also tried to tap into again at the beginning of this year (completing … More 2017 in Review

Getting the Most Out of Improvaganza + Returning to Hawaii with My Show “So You Want a Job” in 2017

Last year was my first year attending Improvaganza, the Hawaii Festival of Improv. I’d attended as an individual that got put into a group to perform. It was so much fun that I encouraged a lot of people to apply to the festival this year. Which seemed to have worked, because I ended up being … More Getting the Most Out of Improvaganza + Returning to Hawaii with My Show “So You Want a Job” in 2017

Attending the 15th Annual Seattle Festival of Improv Theater

A lot has changed for me in the roughly five months since I flew to my first out-of-state improv festival (in Honolulu, Hawaii). For me, though I’d been invited to perform in a group I was put into with other improvisers I didn’t know, attending that festival was primarily about reconnecting with old friends, and … More Attending the 15th Annual Seattle Festival of Improv Theater

All the Fun at Improvaganza, the Hawaii Festival of Improv (2016)

Before I get to the fun stuff that happened this past week, I want to share some of my history with Hawaii, and why it had been so important for me to head to this festival. The first year I supported Improvaganza, the Hawaii Festival of Improv was 2011. I’d hoped to be able to … More All the Fun at Improvaganza, the Hawaii Festival of Improv (2016)

Acknowledging the Changes in Attention, and Relating it to my Personal vs. Professional Life

Once upon a time, I was a dorky, shy, chubby teenage girl. Occasionally people would talk to me, but no one was interested in dating me, and no one told me they were physically attracted to me. I was probably the female equivalent of the dudes who get upset because women don’t pay attention to … More Acknowledging the Changes in Attention, and Relating it to my Personal vs. Professional Life

Projects and Progress, During the First Half of 2016

So far this year, I’ve made a lot of progress towards various goals. I haven’t written about all of them, and some of them have only had passing mentions. But I wanted to write a brief rundown of some of my bigger accomplishments. Two days ago, after five months of training, I attended my final … More Projects and Progress, During the First Half of 2016