Talk about an intense couple of weeks. I’m betting many of you are experiencing intense feelings over overwhelm, burnout, helplessness, hopelessness, or exhaustion. You might be surprised (or maybe not surprised) to hear that I’m very used to those feelings lingering in the background of my every day. As an artist and creative who has lived with…

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A little over a week ago, the film and theater company I help run, Surging Films & Theatrics, held auditions for our upcoming production of Green Day’s American Idiot. It’s the 5th time I’ve sat behind the audition table for a Surging audition, and after every session I feel frustrated that I can’t share more of…

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Maybe it’s just me, but do you ever feel like you see a million lists pop up on your news feeds with “15 Surefire Ways to Find the Most Happiness in Love” and “34 MUST HAVE Beauty Routines to Look Your Best in 2017”? One glance and you feel exhausted / ready to crawl into a blanket cocoon…

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As creative human with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, sheer panic is not unfamiliar to me. A few days into this venture I’m already putting extreme pressure on myself to make this the BEST BLOG EVER instead of letting it exist and come into being organically. I have so many ideas and brainstorms flowing through me right now,…

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What makes someone an “artist”? Results? Success? Directing Star Wars? Selling 10 million albums worldwide? Wealth? Fame? I’m here to argue for the following: practicing an art (any art) makes you an artist. Success, fame, and accolades are by-products, not end goals. Have you felt as an artist (or human) that you live in a results-based…

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