Saturday, March 20, 2010

Well, I guess I never did my timeline, maybe looking at the whole of your life is a daunting task, so I'm just gonna take it back to 1998 and go until 2002 when I returned to Memphis. I'll have to do the next 8 years after that. Here goes!

March 1998 - Auditioned in NYC for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and fell in love with the Big Apple.
May 1998 - Accepted to AADA and was elated, not by the opportunity, but that I would get to live in my new found loves warm embrace.
October 1998 - Moved to NYC, OK, OK, Hoboken, NJ, but I had a view of the Empire State Building from my bathroom and kitchen window and who in NYC could afford that? I also began school at AADA.
April 1999 - Began working at an Irish pub.
May 1999 - Finished year one and AADA and I both agreed that it was time for us to part ways. I was there for NYC, and couldn't commit to the acting regimen.
June 1999 - Began taking workshop acting classes at HB Studios in the West Village and dating a Hoboken boy who was tattooed, mystical and nothing but trouble.
August 1999 - 1st visit home and I couldn't wait to get back to the city.
June 2000 - Moved to studio apartment in downtown Jersey City and began working at Chart House, broke up with Hoboken boy, still taking classes at HB, still believing the dream of fame.
August 2000 - met Wade, my soul brother at Chart House, still at HB work shopping Night Mother and got back with Hoboken boy.
September 2001 - well, duh, 9/11, by then living with Hoboken boy in Jersey City Heights and it was nothing but trouble.
October 2001- Dumped Hoboken boy and never saw or spoke to again and moved to Scottish friends apartment, still in JC Heights.
February 2002 - Scottish friend feel pregnant, moved in with her bf, I moved 135 ft. off Ground Zero to the city!!!!!!!! With an acting friend I had been work shopping Night Mother for only $600 a month!
June 2002 - Quit Chart House, earned NY real estate license and began brokering apartments.
September 2002 - not the best broker, unless being broke counts, burnt out on the city, went to stay with Wade in Vermont to work the fall foliage season at an Inn and figure my shit out.
November 2002- Moved home to Memphis, defeated, broke and in need of recreating my life at 27 years old.