Something people ask me a lot when I explain I studied theater in college- “Ohhh theater? That’s so interesting! So, what are you doing now?”
Now up until maybe.. Last year… I would have taken offense to this question, but it took me quite of a bit of perspective to get to a point where I could really empathize with this question, rather than looking at it as a “dig” at my career choice.
I will always understand a person’s fascination with a career in the theater. It’s an extremely mystical, magic...
For as long as I can remember I have had chronic asthma. My doctors used to think that it was exercise induced, and I would grow out of it, but as I got older, it not only didn’t go away; it got worse.
As I was doing a show every 6 weeks in high school, my primary function was to stay healthy enough to do the show, and then audition for the next one. Oh- and also to take all 6 of my classes and maintain a near perfect average. Due to my asthma, I was more prone to illness. Nobody seemed to know...
To say that I’m always on the hunt for a good deal… well that’s an understatement. The day I discovered that Pinterest existed so that I could digitally pin all of the outfit ideas I loved together in one place was a life changing moment for me. When I want something, I figure out a way to get it. Even if it’s just a hint of a challenge, it lights me up inside. I do enjoy a good chase - especially if it’s for a material object that I desperately want!!
I’m an Italian. I was born with my heart on my sleeve, a fire in my soul, and a mouth I can’t control. For most of my childhood, before I took the time to understand my Italian heritage, I was fiercely under the impression that my life was a combination of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and “Moonstruck.” Talking with my hands more than with my words, holding a grudge for god only knows how long, and serving up some kind of dead pig or cow for every meal was (and still is) my reality.