Friday, July 30, 2010

Let's get out of here!! Continued.

Hello there!!!

If you read my previous blog you know I talked about getting out, exploring and the possibility of doing it no matter what your budget or time restrictions. So last week I went on an adventure and I'd like to share it with you like I promised.... Most of this will be in pictures. Away we go!!!!

The first destination was a 7 hour drive & that alone was so impressive. There were many beautiful sights but the craziest things were the weather variations.

Beautiful and strong. There was a torrential rain that had me slow to 30 mph on the freeway at points and there was a gorgeous lightning display. I wish I could've captured the lightning...

Then before you know it, our first destination! A small town called Williams were we had booked our hotel.

And some local BBQ for dinner. It was so cold out!! I was amazed knowing that while we were eating dinner and shivering (it was my fault I wanted to eat outside to enjoy the guitarist) it was hot enough for air conditioning just hours away at home.

I had already seen beautiful weather, amazing desert scenes, and a cute little town. But nothing could prepare me for.....


This next picture shows the magnitude.. See the people?

The beauty of The Grand Canyon was overwhelming and humbling. I was scared at times but mostly completely in awe. I know my pictures can't capture it all, really it took a few days to comprehend. Still, I hope you're enjoying it. : )

Then as people made their way back.

The day drew to a close.....

Thank you Lord for the beauty you have made. Truly I felt blessed to have witnessed it.

A new day a new location! Here's some beauty we stumbled upon on our drive out....

Now on to Las Vegas! I'm stoked!!!

After days of fun in Sin City, we found another cool thing on our way home. A ghost town... : O

This 5 day trip for 3 filled with good food, brand new sights (except for Las Vegas), tons of fun and inspiration, not to mention memories that will last a lifetime, cost less than $1,000!! Can you believe it!?! I really hope you enjoyed the pictures please do share your adventures with me as well. I'd love to see what's going on with you.

*For those of you that appreciate photography/technology, these photos were captured with my iPhone 3GS and edited on my Macbook using iPhoto. ; )

That's it for now! Remember how fantastic you are and that anything is possible. Blog ya later! :D

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Let's get out of here!!!

This Summer, I'm making a point to get out and expand my horizons. I have done some traveling and have enjoyed each spot but there is so much out there to see, I am making sure I get out and explore.

A couple of blogs ago I talked about going BIG or going home. When it comes to traveling, the same applies. Maybe money is an issue? Maybe it's time? Maybe you just aren't sure how to get started. Well, here's some suggestions:

1. Act like a tourist in your city. We all work so hard and since your city is your "home" you probably figure you've seen it all, but I guarantee if you act like a tourist in your city, you will be surprised at what you learn about your area and how relaxed you can feel by checking out what's new around you. Bonus points if you stay somewhere besides your home. : )

2. Take a road trip. These give you the most power. They can be a day, weekend, week, or months long. You control where you go, how much you spend AND there's a lot of options / a lot to cover. Borders can be a good resource. You can also look online for destinations.

3. Fly away! This is the biggie for all of us because we usually think of it as something reserved for when we have more time or more money. We also think we have to go far to get on a plane. There are plenty of discounts to be found if you wanna fly somewhere just check Kayak, Travelocity, or Expedia. Are you a member of AAA? Put that membership to use!

No matter what the circumstances are, remember that you are a wonderful person that deserves the best. So treat yourself on whatever your budget will allow and get out of here!! I for one am going to see the Grand Canyon & then I'm stopping over in Las Vegas for a few days. I'll be sure to post some pictures. : ) You do the same when you decide where you're going ok?!?

Safe travels!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ask and you shall receive, is it really this easy?

Here I am amidst some amazing happenings and although I have been hard at work doing everything I can to make these things happen, I have also been doing something very different this time around. I've been asking. *Gasp =O

I'm not sure if it was my culture or upbringing, or just plain 'ol pride but somewhere along the way I got the idea it wasn't good to ask for things and so until recently I never did. I am here to tell you friends that this is a big mistake. I am not saying that anyone should relinquish their power by expecting others to do for them, I am simply saying that when you supplement your efforts with asking for what you lack or don't understand, it will be delivered to you.

When I took a film class recently, I asked my coach & fellow Actors some questions and ended up making some great connections, changing my course regarding representation, and finding out about some new classes I want to take!

Want another example? For a long time now I had been looking for someone I can swap clothes with because I do a lot of events and wear things once or twice then never again. I always donate to Salvation Army but figured swapping clothes with a girlfriend would be fun and a really green way to give/get new clothes. After putting this out there for a while I found my swap buddy! Turns out, it was great girl that has been in my circle for years just not intimately.

So friends if you're trying to figure something out, make a connection, live out your dream, whatever.... Do all you can and make sure you don't forget to ASK!

PS: A book I have been reading that has a lot of great resources in it is called The Other 8 Hours. It deals with making the 8 hours you are not working or sleeping, work for you. Check it out at

Now go out and ask for somethin' LOL :P

Love ya, have an awesome weekend.