378429_10100200149515957_955341120_nIt’s important to reflect on our lives. To think about all the choices we’ve made, the memories we have, and the dreams we haven’t gone after forms us as individuals and promotes change. Have you ever sat and reflected on a situation and thought, “Man, I wish I would have done it this way…”? Well, by taking that time to reflect, you’ve already started conditioning yourself to do things differently the next time around or let go of any negative feelings you had.

For the most recent issue of Abra-zine, an online global arts magazine, the theme was Reflections. I reflected on the past couple years of my life and how much I’ve changed, learned, and become. So, I shared my story of an unsustainable lifestyle and finding happiness in all the wrong places in hopes that I could inspire someone to sit down and really think about how their life is working… if it’s working…

I moved to Los Angeles two weeks after I graduated college. I had no job lined up… just a dream. Luckily, most of my friends from film school were making the same move. I had a support system. Hollywood is everything you think it is. It’s glamour and fun, but it’s also tough and dark. Los Angeles catapulted me into a much needed lifestyle change. When I arrived, I was 160lbs of unhealthy, self-loathing ratchetness. I was a mess, but somehow, Hollywood pushed me into eating better and working out. I quickly realized that it was the anti-depressant I needed, but it also wound up being an addiction.

COVER Winter 2016 ReflectionsREREAD MY FULL ARTICLE IN THE NEW WINTER 2016 REFLECTIONS ISSUE OF ABRA-ZINE HERE!