"So what do you do exactly?" A fair question - If you watch my stories or follow my rarely-posted-on feed, you'll frequently see me on the go, flying to and from, and otherwise puzzling people with my atypical day-to-day. In response to this question, I generally rattle off the list: I am an actress, I do marketing for a software company that helps disabled people find and retain gainful employment, and I'm a production manager and assistant to a sustainable fashion designer. It's a lot of things, a lot of very different things, and on the surface they may not seem related at all (I'm all-too-familiar with that skeptical eyebrow raise that people give me when I rattle off my verbal resume). To be honest, lately I've realized that even I'm not sure what these things have in common...Was it possible that I was just doing things for things sake? That because this happened to be the assortment of things that manifested in my life, these were just the things that I was doing? No...that didn't seek right. There was a common thread, but in my constant hurry, and harried state of busyness, I had never taken the time to find it.
Until this week. I spent the past few days alone at my parents' house, and while I did have the obligation of going to work, I was otherwise free to reflect. Let me tell you, silence and isolation are powerful tools! Lol. Driving to work one day, flipping through radio stations, listening to news about all of the tragedy surrounding Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, and other areas affected by recent natural and non-natural disasters, it hit me. People. It's all about helping other people. As an actress, I tell stories to awaken and uplift the disheartened. As a member of a company that serves the vocational rehabilitation community, I work on solutions to empower the disadvantaged. As a proponent of sustainable fashion, I aim to educate and inspire the disillusioned. So I guess that's it. My common thread in all of this is my commitment to serve others. To spread love to everything I touch and every person I encounter. Through my hodgepodge of things, to do my part to make this world a better place, as best as I can, for as many people as I can. ❤️