Well it is the official last day of Weeds and i couldn’ t be more ready. It has been a fantastic experience that i will never forget but it is time to move on. As a wrap gift we recieved a jacket, that is not too flattering but will do well keeping me warm on sets when i am doing background, and it has a nifty “Weeds” logo on it. From all the actors we recieved an ipod shuffle that is green and has the words “i light the bong” on the back. It will be perfect for those hikes at Runyan! Last Sunday MLP threw a going away fiesta at her house. We ate, drank margaritas, danced with babies, and watched about 20 kids search for treasure in her backyard. It was so fun and great to see everyone outside of work and less stressed. Tonight is the official Weeds wrap party at a restaurant and bar called Rise on the top of the Hollywood and Highland complex. There will be an open bar and lots of dancing. It should be a perfect end to this 5th season.
I am hoping and planning to take the next month off and spending some quality time with myself and my dog. I want to make some progress for myself and my career now that i have had the experience of working everyday on a set. I am planning on taking at least 2 acting classes and meeting with agents for possible representation. I have 3 strong contacts so far, and my goal is to meet with 10 within the month. I also plan on taking alot of yoga. Being healthy and taking care of your body and mind is a very important component of success, and i don’t want something like scheduling or laziness getting in the way of my progress. Yoga is the perfect blend of strength and stretch and it really helps to quiet my ever racing mind. I will also be doing the creative study “The Artist’s Way” that i had mentioned in a previous blog and was recommended to me by the one and only Jenna Fisher. (When i started this job i abandoned it because of sheer lack of time) I am hoping it will aid in creative development over the next month and get me into new habits to continue the growth when i have to go back to working. This city and this business can take a toll on your creative self. Couple that with long hours and some down right mean people and you can really lose yourself. Creating positive habits for growth and reflection are neccesary to stay on track. If you haven’t heard of “The Artist’s Way,” please check it out. I will, of couse, be blogging my progress along the way so stay tuned.