Wednesday, August 25, 2010


This song has gotten a lot of attention lately, but it deserves all of it.  Watch how happy they are singing it!  Let's all open up to even just a little bit of this exuberant joy and love... I swear it's infectious.

I don't feel well today.  I woke up achy and sore throat-y and stuffed up.  I have to get on a plane tomorrow and start my adventure - this is inappropriate!!  So I'm watching things that make me smile, laying on the couch with the fan pointed at me, eating vitamin c and chicken soup and neti potting it up.  I WILL be back to normal tomorrow.

Today I am so grateful and happy for:
~ vitamins
~ joy that's catching
~ the very best friends anyone could ever have
~ the adventure starts tomorrow!

xo! n.

PS - Stratejoy post up!!  My big dreams...  Here.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ain't Life Grand?

Unpredictable, immeasurable, beautiful and incomprehensible.

I'm going traveling again.  I got a Jet Blue all-you-can-jet pass; it's unlimited flights around the US for the whole month of September for only $500.  I'm subleasing my new room (I know, I just made it a home!), packing a carry-on, and setting out on a new month-long adventure.

I'll be back in LA in October, and if any auditions or anything come up while I'm gone, the pass includes flights to LA, so I can come back.  I found it (thanks, Todd!!) at the exact right moment, and I couldn't think of a single reason NOT to do it.

It is amazing how perfect things can be when you expect nothing and are open to everything.

Today I am so happy and grateful for:
~ amazing flight deals
~ friends around the country to visit
~ extra money opportunities
~ trust

xo! n.

PS- new Stratejoy post went up Wednesday - Check it out HERE

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Week One

My new place is starting to feel like home.  I wake up to sunshine at 9am, make coffee, run into roommates, laugh, go about my day.  I sit outside on the porch.  I write a lot because there are fewer distractions (I'm not even sure how to turn on the TV!) and my little desk-by-the-window setup is super conducive to creativity.  Dogs barking, yard work, and a distant confused rooster lend a soundtrack to my days.  My roommate & I made persimmon cookies & they taste like Christmas.

fresh-picked lemons with fresh-baked cookies on our porch

Life is good.

Today I am so happy and grateful for:
~ comfort
~ new friends
~ cool weather

xo! n.

PS- my second post is up on Stratejoy!!  Check it out here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Notes From the Edge

My first post is up at Stratejoy!  Check it out here.

The Sweet Spot

I have a new home.

Its walls are a lovely lavender and its creaky hardwood floor can finally breathe after years of being smothered by carpet.  It has beautiful big windows whose frames I painted bright turqouise to bring the sky in, and through which leafy green branches peek in.  I have a simple desk in front of the window so the hills and palms and hummingbirds in the lemon tree can inspire me everyday.
The rest of the house looks like a frat, but I am in domestic heaven.

I haven't put together my little porch garden I told you about yet, but I did take cuttings from two of the succulents outside (LOVE succulents!) and put them in cute pots on my desk.  I hope they root & grow.

Today I am so grateful & happy for:
~ a sweet spot for creating
~ self-sufficient gardens
~ feeling at home

xo! n.
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