rdstr900 Thank you for the awesome birthday wishes!

Yesterday was a pretty extra special day, because this is my Golden Year. I turned 29 on the 29th of August.

It was also my TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY of living in Los Angeles!

I have been living in this city for a DECADE!
It's been a long time, but it doesn't feel like that.
The downs have been learning experiences and the ups have been extremely rewarding!

Here are the TOP TEN things I have learned in the last TEN YEARS:
-Avoid the 405 at all costs/plan around traffic/read parking sign (all of it...TWICE).
-How to safely/quickly change outfits for auditions in the car (parked or while at a red light...mostly).
-There is no reason to have a gym membership when I can work out outside (if/when I work out). Also, this city is walkable (depending on where you live).
-Rely on YOURSELF (I mean this in the best way possible...other people are great, but shouldn't be relied upon...even those who are extremely reliable, because shit happens).
-BE YOURSELF! Confidence is attractive. Be true to yourself, but not rigid. Time changes things and people. Adapt, but only because it's best for you, not others (sometimes those two go hand in hand).
-RELAX but don't WASTE TIME. There's a difference.
-Alcohol tolerance decreases exponentially with age (this is a recent discovery).
-TRAVEL. For so long I stayed in LA out of fear that if I left for even a nanosecond I MIGHT miss an opportunity...meanwhile, UNDOUBTEDLY missing the opportunity to experience an expansive, diverse world. Definitely travel!
-My family and extended family/friends are some of the kindest, most supportive, loving, wonderful people on Earth and I am lucky beyond words to be surrounded by them (even though they are far away)
-And, lastly (but most certainly not the least): TRUST MY GUT! Once I started following my gut, I stopped wasting time and doors started opening. I felt better about the circumstances and people I was surrounding myself with and that extended outward.

Thank you all for the constant support and love. Life is much better when you have love!
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rdstr900 On set today shooting an episode of "Coffee House Chronicles." Definitely a few firsts today! Fun cast and crew! 6d

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rdstr900 On set today. I'm kinda bummed we're not shooting in here. I will make excuses to wash my hands a lot today because this bathroom is just too much! 6d

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rdstr900 Tigger is excited to read "Sorry, Charlie." 1w

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rdstr900 Malcolm cleaned me up good. :) #sofreshsoclean #haircut 1w

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rdstr900 Soooooo @esteesdave (definitely follow him!!!) made this of me and it's officially one of my favorite things ever! I look pretty good as a cartoon (move over Disney princes - seriously can we make a movie?)! And Tigger is the perfect touch!! THANK YOU for this early birthday present!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! 1w

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rdstr900 A hearty breakfast before CLOSING NIGHT! :) 2w

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rdstr900 SOLD OUT for CLOSING NIGHT TONIGHT!!! Wooooooo!

Excited to share the stage one more time with this awesome cast and to be working with such a great crew!

Here we go!

www.FallingApplesProductions.com
2w

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rdstr900 #tbt to a senior year photography project. Phoebe was in it quite a bit. :) Miss her. 2w

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rdstr900 CLOSING WEEKEND!

FREE BEER TASTING by @cellador_ales
Get your tickets to the hilarious choose-your-own-ending original play, "Off Book." Friday and Saturday @ 7:30PM.
www.FallingApplesProductions.com
2w

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rdstr900 A little inspiration as I work on "Sorry, Charlie" today. 2w

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rdstr900 Running around all over the place all day yesterday. This was the part where I had to dress for an audition and the sole of my shoe fell off while I was walking back to my car down Hollywood Boulevard because I was at the wrong place. Fun times. 2w

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rdstr900 Dad had to fly to LA for work this weekend and we were able to meet up! Took him for a hike up Runyon!!! So proud of this guy and how active he's become! And he also made it to my play Saturday night! :))) Love you, dad! 2w

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rdstr900 Sat down to get work done and woke up like this two hours later. 2w

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rdstr900 First time at Cinespia! Watching SCREAM and CRUEL INTENTIONS with these awesome peeps! 3w

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rdstr900 We need a lead actor!!! Who will you choose? Incest, lesbians, or rain man?

ONLY FOUR SHOWS LEFT!

Don't miss out on the hilarious choose-your-own-adventure play, "Off Book." Fri and Sat @ 7:30PM.
www.FallingApplesProductions.com
3w

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rdstr900 Trying to eat my breakfast and watch Tuesday's episode of "Scream" in peace. 3w

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