Do you even yoga, bruh? For my birthday my sweet friend & teacher @alexdawsonyoga offered to lead an outdoor 😷🧘🏻♀️ class for myself & some nearest & dearest. What a magical way to bring in this new year. Hope you find personal optimism & ways to restore amidst the collective grief & turmoil. May we all find inner peace so we can be wellness warriors for the greater good. I hope we all believe in a little more magic this year. And are generous of spirit with each other as we walk through this unprecedented time. This is my wish.✌🏼🌿🙏🏼.
Me at six weeks old & I still got it 39 years later! 🥳. Love to you all! Thank you all for the birthday wishes. Feeling personal optimism amidst the collective grief. Hoping you are taking care of yourselves through this time. Be extra gentle. And thanks mama for this lil reminder 😝. xx ♌️
do we still #throwbackthursday ♌️ burrrday coming up so throwin’ it back to 17 year old me. I had just moved to NYC literally days before this photo was taken to start my 3 year contract on All My Children as Becca Tyree. Who let me move to Manhattan be myself at 17 years old??? Who are my parents??? ;) jk love ya mama. 🦁 #leoseason
Fave flowers. Fave hats. What more could a girl ask for... head over to @countylineflorals to see where the Peonies be this week. If you order our #FloralFridays bouquet you’ll get them special & Betty will be carrying an array. And thank you @janessaleone for letting us flower up the joint this past Saturday! Betty is pleased! 🌸🚛🌿🎩. 📷 @stephanieschuster
My 17 year old me “plan” was to attend Carnegie Mellon for musical theatre. Then upon graduation move to NYC and be on Broadway. That was it. That was the plan. Here is what really happened:
I had been doing community theatre since I was 7 years old in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze FL. My gateway drug into musicals was “Funny Girl”. Seeing Barbra at 7 changed my life. Experiencing a woman be funny, heart-breaking, strong, soft, the heroine & the under dog... and that story-telling through her voice: revelatory. So I did the thing. I practiced and took all the dancing & singing lessons I could. Studied the greats on repeat. At age 15 I auditioned to be Ann Reinking’s apprentice at her summer Broadway Theatre Project & got in. She was bringing Chicago & Fosse to broadway and she changed my life. During the school year I did every musical, theatre competition, one act festival that my drama teacher Margie Timmons would let me get my hands on. During the summers I trained with Ann & her team. And then senior year I flew to NYC and auditioned for every major theatre program and got in to my top choice CMU. I met @leslieodomjr during my audition and we became instant life long friends. While I was in NYC I sat in the audience of the Regis & Kathie Lee show. She “discovered” me & called All My Children casting director Judy Blye Wilson who was watching the live feed of the show. Next day, I had a general meeting with her and as I was on my way to CMU she called me several times & convinced me to fly to NYC for a screen test for a new character on the show. I was so excited about CMU I thought the screen test would be a fun story to share one day. Little did I know I would get the part, be calling CMU to defer my enrollment & move to NYC while still a senior at Gulf Breeze High School flying back to attend prom and sing at my high school graduation. I made my plans... and then life happened. It was not MY plan. But I said yes to life happening. I did not resist. And here we are...
Stay flexible. Keep pivoting. Be resilient. Keep doing things that bring you joy. Keep following what you love & your curiosity and you’ll always “be on Broadway.”