After an amazing year in Australia, I am back in the States and working hard! I took December and January to do some serious travel around Australia and managed to do a nice loop and even popped down to New Zealand for a week! I made a lot of new friends and saw brilliant things. Between the laneway cafes of Melbourne, the night dive in Perth, the sheer scenery of Tasmania and New Zealand, and the people I adore in Sydney, I know I have to go back.
Upon my return to the States, I stopped in Chicago for a few days to see as many of my friends there as I could (and some old clients, of course!), then went up to Wisconsin to pick up my dog and as much of my stuff as I could fit in my car, and hit the road for California.
I arrived in Los Angeles on Valentine's Day with nowhere to live and no idea how I was going to pay rent, with my savings pretty much empty. But I have friends and a lot of determination :) I spent the first week crashing in the spare room of a friend's cousin out in Riverside. Within the week I'd met two guys who were also friends of friends of friends and we secured a place! I may be sleeping on an air mattress on the floor, but having a place to call my own again is absolutely lovely!
I'm happy to report that after less than a month in this city that is known for eating people's dreams, I have a routine I am loving (including weekly hikes in Runyon with the pup!) and have not only booked a gig, but am also creating a webseries with a friend from Chicago. The casting notices can be absolutely awful for women (most of them I am getting right now are for naked dead bodies...) and Megan and I are turning that frustration into a hilarious series. We're still in the early stages of that, so stay tuned!
Alright, I'm off to go improvise with some friends. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday night if you ask me :)
Megan is an actress in the Los Angeles area. These are her adventures!