It feels like it's been an age since I have written on this blog.
A few updates and fun news nuggets.
First off, I'm getting more and more into voice over. I have recently completed two different audiobooks. One of them is currently on sale at Audible, but be warned it is VERY graphic! The second should be up very soon.
I took numerous VO classes throughout the latter half of 2020 and made some amazing connections as well as progress. So much so, that I will soon be recording a VO demo with the amazing team at Abacus NYC (via Zoom, of course). I cannot wait to share this with you all. If you want, you can see a little clip of what I can do (once again, thanks to Abacus) in my new voice over tab. I cannot wait for there to be more added there soon.
On a personal note, I have been working out like the devil. I am currently the smallest I have been since the summer of 2019 when I barely slept and was sweating my coherent thoughts away. #BrooklynSummers, am I right? This time, I am doing it in a far healthier manner. I am working on several other personal goals but they will all be culminating in my applying to graduate school for the fall of '22. There are now five MFA programs I am planning on applying to, and I would be more than happy to be accepted to any of them. More on that in the future.
I also want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the fundraiser that Anna and I created for my sister, Amanda. My sister has always been a close friend to me, but she also now takes the title of one of the most inspiring humans I have ever known. Much like myself, she struggled with weight her whole life. She began to make small, incremental, and sustainable changes to her activity level and diet, and in January, excess skin removal surgery #1 was completed. They removed about 13lbs of excess skin from her midsection, and there are still three more operations to go (arms, back, and legs). Amanda and her fantastic partner Genie are living and teaching in Thailand at the moment, which also means that these very important operations are a great deal less expensive than they would be here in the US. Unfortunately, they still cost more than these two make. So, in we swooped!
We created the GoFundMe back in December with the hope that people would be in the generous holiday spirit and shower us with money. Our plan was to reach our $7k goal by the end of February and give the money to my sister as one of the best birthday gifts ever. We had a good start, then things stalled for bit of time...you know, January. Then, last week, several amazing anonymous donors filled the gap and got us to our goal well before our deadline.
Officially we have met, and in fact exceeded, our goal. However, you can still donate if you want to by clicking here. I know its a lot to ask, given the craziness of the world, but know that this inspiring journey isn't over yet.
And who knows, maybe soon I'll be starting some fundraising of my own for school and/or my own post-weight-loss operations.
Here you will find my most recent updates, thoughts, and what else is going on in my life.