14 Years Ago…

On August 26th, 2002, I landed in Los Angeles from Brooklyn. I flew in on a one-way ticket, one suitcase and one CD book. I took a page from Madonna’s book when she arrived in NYC and said to the taxi driver, “Take me to the center of everything.” The taxi driver dropped her off in the middle of Times Square. My taxi driver dropped me off on the corner of Robertson Blvd. & Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills.

Los Angeles has shaped me into the person and artist I am today. I found my true voice out here. I found my home here. I became an adult here.

I want to thank the following people, places and things who have contributed to my experiences over the last 14 years:

My friends past and present.

My teachers past and present.

The family past and present that I have created away from my biological family.

The guys who broke my heart, but gave me a gift instead because I channeled it into my work as an artist.

All the female hearts I had to turn down and break 🙂 🙂 🙂

The acting classes I’ve been in past and present.

My agents past and present.

The film, tv and commercial sets I’ve been on past and present.

All the auditions I’ve been on past and present.

All the scripts I’ve written past and present.

The places I’ve lived in past and present (West Hollywood, Hollywood, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Koreatown and now back in East Hollywood)

The breath-taking art work I’ve seen several times at LACMA. 

The trips to the beaches of Santa Monica, Venice and Malibu.

The sunsets.

The Hollywood sign.

Seeing Madonna live three different times (The Drowned World Tour, The Re-Invention Tour & The Confessions Tour) THERE IS NO OTHER!

Experiencing my “crazy 20’s” here and learning valuable lessons.

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I am grateful that I never fell into drugs, depression, insanity or wanting to quit the business.

I am grateful for 14 years of sustained effort in my career!

I am grateful for the creative insanity I do have. That I have an awareness and consciousness of the creative insanity I put out there. All my insanity is filtered through my art. I know exactly what I’m doing.

Happy Anniversary!

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