checking in

From the 16th until the 24th (weekdays only) I was working as a Set PA on a television show. It was a lot of walking, a lot of hard work, but I’m glad I put the time in since I made a lot of valuable contacts (even though I wouldn’t want to do it again). For those who aren’t familiar with my educational background, I went to college at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and graduated with a BA in English (Creative Writing) and a Film Studies Certificate. I completed the Film Studies Certificate in order to get into the Screenwriting classes. It was a lot of fun! I wish I double majored since I wound up almost completing the English major twice due to bad communication from the department. What’s in the past is in the past but the future is ahead of me—as corny as that sounds.

I was asked a lot last week what I ultimately wanted to do with my career. I’m the type of person who doesn’t like to stick to one thing, preferring to wear all different hats. I jokingly call myself a “Jack of all Trades” but that statement is cliché. I don’t want to choose just one thing, so why should I? I sew, I write, I read, I love television, and I love making people laugh and be happy. My dream would be to write for cartoons and maybe even voice in them. I’d like to write a book that could possibly be adapted into a movie. I love to sing. I love attention. I love bettering myself. I’m very into karma and everything happening for a reason, so I let the cards fall where they should. I wish some things didn’t happen this year that did, but I’m trying to mourn and move forward.

My birthday is in less than a week and in exactly a week I’ll be starting voice acting classes! My diet/exercise has derailed this past week but I plan on returning to my more active state once all the hooplah dies down. I’ve also started preparing for Anime Expo, which isn’t going to be that difficult this year (thankfully). Katsucon almost killed me this year, so I’m taking it easy. I’ll post progress and updates before AX!

Have a great week! One of my top ships just became canon so… let’s say I’m riding the fumes. Happy Birthday to me!

in summation

I really shouldn’t overcommit on promises I know I’ll break.

No, not the promise to lose weight and finally get in shape… the promise of actually writing a journal entry once a week. I tend to bite off more than I can chew as well as have gleam-y hope-y eyes towards the future. I never tend to live in the now. That’s what’s gotten me here. I say, “I’ll just do that tomorrow…” and put off a chore I could’ve completed. I consistently have this problem but I’m trying to break free from this habit.

Pardon me while I’m in construction.

One method of placing myself more firmly “in the now” is meditation. A couple of weeks ago, I started casually meditating, once or twice a week using the Calm app on iOs. It’s been two weeks, give or take a couple of days, since I started and I’m already noticing a small change in my ability to focus on my body to loosen it up. As far as the app goes, you can choose your background image and noise feel that will run a currant underneath the calm, guided meditation. There’s a good deal in the app that’s free (which is what I’ve been doing); however, when I run out of that free content I feel like I may subscribe. We’ll see! I recommend the app, though.

Back to healthy eating and cosplay, I’ve been keeping up with the exercising. I’ve been working out about 3-4 times a week so far and I feel like I could amp it up a little bit. I’ve been alternating between using the little gym at my apartment complex and doing the Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred. I want to say that the 30-Day Shred kicks my ass way more than I do at the gym and I’m at the gym way longer. I, an idiot, bought the first level on Amazon Prime so I’d have it right on my TV but (as you can tell by the link) it’s also all up on YouTube. Go figure. That’s what I get for being so spontaneous and quick to buy. I’ve also been eating a lot healthier! The munchies get me every time, though. I have to make sure I’m full and stay full so I don’t binge eat once things get a bit relaxed.

On the cosplay front, I’m just planning for Anime Expo (which is over 4th of July weekend in Los Angeles). I have about three costumes planned, but I’m thinking I want to bring a fourth. I’ll have an outfit for promotional things (if they still happen), something from Fairy Tail, Love Live (x2, but one is closet-ish casual), and maybe im@s Cinderella Girls. I haven’t fully decided yet.

This upcoming week (well, until the 24th of May) I’m going to be crazy busy so I highly doubt I’ll remember to write anything. I’ll probably be sleepy and/or dead coming out the other side of it, so I figured I’d throw something together now to prove I’m still alive and doing this blog.

I hope anyone who actually spent time reading this has a wonderful day! May is one of my favorite months, only for lilacs! Also because it’s a close reminder that my birthday is coming up! The beginning of June! Exciting! I’m old. Well, not old. Older. Will be. I’m older now than when I wrote this. Ok, I could keep this going for a while but you get my point. Time is fleeting! So, I’m going to go read more of a nice book, meditate, get prepared for my upcoming week, and knock out some Etsy orders. My shop link is here!