Shattering My Expectations And Embracing My Beautiful Mess


Life is crazy. In my early 20s, I thought things would eventually smooth out and find a rhythm. I figured by 27 I’d have some semblance of control, a growing savings account, and be in a relationship with the person I was going to spend my life with. Whoops- guess that didn’t happen!

I have, however, begun to find some beauty in the chaos of life. To be fair, I am an actor (not the steadiest of all lifestyles), but I think no matter what you do or how you live your life — it can be nice to not know what’s coming next or how it will change you. In fact, it can be exciting! Pema Chodron (the amazing and hilarious Buddhist nun) says in her book Living Beautifully: With Uncertainty And Change:

Rather than being disheartened by the ambiguity, the uncertainty of life, what if we accepted it and relaxed into it? What if we said, “Yes, this is the way it is; this is what it means to be human,” and decided to sit down and enjoy the ride?

So in the spirit of enjoying the ride, please engage in some poor posture, grab an un-conscientious snack, and watch the first episode of my new web series (with the lovely Annie Battles) Too Much Therapy. It’s about two women in NYC who have turned self-involvement into a form of high art… Aka, they’ve both had a lot of therapy, have lost their filters, and don’t give a shit. Amen. Opa. Cheers. Fart. Burp. Whatever floats your boat!