Viva La Cuba!

I’m not sure when my first interest in Cuba peaked, but for some years now it has been high on my travel bucket list. As a lover of cultures I was very interested in learning about the Cuban people, their culture, and their country. Growing up learning about their relationship (or lack there of) with…

Key Habits Matter

In a world full of distractions, many people struggle with staying focused and increasing productivity. Unfortunately I’m one of those people.  In the last few years I’ve tried many different things to help keep me focused and on track. Not all of them were successful. I’ve developed some key habits that have allowed me to…

Living With Lupus: Part 1

I was diagnosed with Lupus in November of 2011. Let me apologize in advance for the length of this post. May is Lupus Awareness Month, and as someone living with this chronic illness I think it’s important that I educate those around me. Before I get into my personal story here is an overview for…

My Time With Chris Matthews

O, The Places Film Will Take You! I remember riding the bus one day while in college. I ended up having a conversation with a woman about school. I think she saw me reading a book and that’s what started our interaction. When asked my major I told her “film”. Her face was less than…

A Seat at the Table

As I sit at a round dinner table during a production meeting (for a feature film I was asked to coordinate) I couldn’t help but recall a quote I read in a Rolling Stone’s article describing the film industry as being a “straight white boys’ club”. Seven of us sit at the table, a production…

A Girl Once Lost

Being at peace with yourself and knowing who you are is one of the most important things when embarking on any journey. For a long time I was lost, wandering around with no clear future in sight. The world around me was hazy and I tried my best to clear it up. I thought I…