round 2

My productivity level has been off the charts lately. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you’re not waking up at 3:30am and averaging 40+ hours of work per week. It’s like rediscovering life.

This weekend ‘life’ included sleeping in, crossing a handful of things off of my career to-do list, game/taco night with friends, training for my new position at work, and even going to the gym (once).

LionelsleepingGameNightI mentioned in my last update post that I’m working on getting back into the entertainment industry. I’m still planning to do an entire post dedicated to the topic but I’m going to give it another week or two- there’s still a lot of preparatory work to be done. I will say this though; I’m doing it for me this time around. I’m not doing it for money, success, my parents, my peers, or my image- I’m doing it because acting and modeling brings me a sense of joy and excitement that nothing else compares to.

When I decided to take a break back in January, I told myself that I never had to go back. I left the doors of opportunity wide open and just let the universe do it’s thing…and this is where I ended up.

Pretty ironic, eh?

So, now I’m working my butt off to get the ball rolling again. There are people to meet, pictures to take, books to read, classes to attend, and unfortunately none of that is cheap…but I’m ready for it.

f828627df25d8710a50b8142c6ab8e43Things are so much clearer when our thoughts, feelings, and actions are all working together as one. So, trust in the journey and listen to your heart. Don’t let people or circumstances dictate your happiness. Your bliss is all your own and you deserve a life that’s filled with it.

Here’s to round 2…


  1. Taylor said:

    So exciting that everything is falling into place for you! I can’t wait to hear more about everything going on! 🙂

    • Emily said:

      Thank you!
      I’ll definitely keep you guys updated (:

  2. Congratulations! Yay to realizing true passions! I’m kind of in the same place — I took a year off from the writing industry to try other things, and I’m right back where I started, ready to do what I truly love. It takes a lot of work, but it’s worth it!

    • Emily said:

      Aw, thank you!
      I’m so happy to hear that you’re getting back into writing again- you’re amazing at it! And you’re right, it’s definitely worth all of the work when it’s what you love.

  3. I am SO happy for you Em! It sounds like you’re really making big things happen and I am so excited to get more details on your entrance back into the entertainment industry! I feel like I’m living vicariously through you LOL So I can’t wait to hear what you’ll be up to!

    • Emily said:

      Yay! Thank you, Kaila!
      You need to come out here and visit your sister soon so that we can actually hang out!

  4. Hello stranger! I haven’t commented in forever but I’ve been reading all your posts and am so happy to hear about this wonderful motivation/inspiration you’ve been experiencing in life. I couldn’t be happier for you 🙂 Sometimes we need to try something, step back, and then hit the ground running the second time around. I have a feeling you’ve approached a pivotal point in your life and these next few months will be life-changing for you…in the best way possible!

    • Emily said:

      Aw! Oh my goodness- thank you so much!
      It seems like you’re going through a pivotal point in your life right now as well and it’s beautiful to watch. Thank you for being a constant reminder and inspiration to take a risk and follow my dreams!

  5. So happy you’re doing what you love! That you realize that it’s what YOU want! 🙂 So so happy! can’t wait to hear all about it .. and when you get famous don’t forget us little people. 😉 hahaha ps. I took friday off FOR ME … cannot wait to sleep in .. but I probably won’t. I kinda wanna get my nails done. girlie things remind me of you. 🙂

    • Emily said:

      Haha, of course not! And I hope you’re enjoying your day off! I definitely want to see a picture of those nails!

  6. Ashley said:

    I’m so happy for you and I’m excited to see where your return to the entertainment industry takes you!

  7. You are so positive, Emily! I’m really inspired. Thank you.

  8. P said:

    I am sooo glad for you :)! And I’m so glad that you are doing all of this for YOU!

  9. In the 30+ years I’ve been an actor, I’ve taken long breaks every few years. Back in the day it was a “never again” promise, but now it’s an understanding that you seem to have come to. (I’m coming off one of those myself, too.)

    • Emily said:

      Thank you, Lynn. I can’t begin to tell you how much better I feel after reading that. This business is tough (understatement) and I think taking a break was exactly what I needed. And thank you for constantly inspiring me to keep going!

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