WELCOME TO THIRTY AND TRYING

Welcome to my blog. I wanted to create a site that blended humor, insight, truth, and tips for what it means to navigate your thirties. It's a time in your life where you know who you are as an individual, but are still in a place of transition whether it be career-wise, relationship-wise, and family-wise. As a soon-to-be mom working in Hollywood, I hope you'll enjoy my posts about trying to balance it all. Thanks for stopping by.

 

July 8, 2020

A few weeks ago, there was a NY Times article with the headline, “In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both.” Several people reached out to me asking if I saw the article because I am someone who has both a kid and multiple jobs and am t...

April 24, 2020

Recently I felt like the walls were closing in. It wasn’t just the quarantine situation… it was everything. It was a year of loss and heartbreak and feeling lost and a little broken and putting on a brave face because I had to, but also because I thought that was what...

April 3, 2020

I am a very organized, structured person. I take pride in my to-do lists and schedules and actually look forward to my set “schedule time” each day and week. But it wasn’t until recently— being quarantined with a toddler, to be specific, that I realized how essential t...

March 20, 2020

Last Friday-- it’s hard to believe it was just a week ago, my ex and I dropped off our son at daycare together. It was the first time we did a drop-off together since we separated. I think we both knew subconsciously it would be the last time we’d be taking my son to d...

February 28, 2020

Anytime I’m faced with a tough situation, people are quick to point out how resilient I am. It’s true, but I don’t think anyone ever sets out to be resilient. It’s not a skill you’re necessarily born with, although I do think humans, by nature, are incredibly resilient...

February 7, 2020

If it seems like I’ve been MIA the past couple of months— I have. Without getting into the details, I’ve found myself in a painful situation I never thought I’d be in and don’t want to be in. But, a friend recently said to me we just have to play the cards we’re dealt,...

November 27, 2019

The day before Thanksgiving still proves to be a challenging day emotionally for me. At least I’ll have the comfort of therapy (both mental and physical) and baking the rest of the day to get through it. This post will be brief, but I think it’s important to emphasize...

November 22, 2019

When the #PayUpHollywood stories first started trickling in, I was elated. Finally, someone was taking a stand about the horrible working conditions I’ve endured for the past fourteen years. But then the stories kept coming…and coming… and coming. And instead of feelin...

November 1, 2019

I feel like I’ve been a broken record saying it’s been a shitty year, but you guys it really has been! A car accident (Joelle vs. Truck), death of a grandparent, death of my beloved dog (and his sad decline), career rejection and subsequent existential crisis about it,...

August 23, 2019

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… this year has been ROUGH. Not to sound like a broken record, but within six months my dog passed away, my Grandma passed away, and I got hit by a mother-fucking truck. All while holding down multiple jobs, including being a m...

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