I've always been pretty obsessed with what makes people tick. What make them happy, fulfilled, - their best. What makes one person plow through a dilemma, look at the bright side and move on to the next thing without losing their way or their positive attitude?
What is that? I want that!
But I didn't know how to get there. I always thought everyone knew something I didn't or maybe they were just better people and God liked them more.
I kid. Kind of. No - totally. Totally kidding.
So I struggled for years - knowing that its all in you attitude, as Ellie says in Contact, "I've always thought the world is what you make of it." But I still managed to be unhappy. To think if I only just got the next job, or a great husband, a couple of kids, published my book, got a sit com - I'd be happy.
But now I've learned you've got to do the work. Not that the work can't be fun - thus THE DAILY GUMBALL! But you gotta do it.
So here I am - doing it in front of very one because I think it is important. If we are so inspired by our heroes - don't you think we owe it to ourselves and everyone else to BE a hero?
Check out my Daily Gumball Philosophy
I mean really - somebody's got to do it so get to work!
BIO: Where you looking for a more traditional bio? Well here you go - I was born in Silver Spring, Maryland the I grew up in a house in the burbs with a blue door. I always wanted to be an actress and do commercials. No seriously - my Mom says that as soon as I could talk and had teeth I would climb up on the bathroom counter and do toothpaste commercials.
So I went to college so I would have a back up plan - and got a degree in history - jokes on them! and moved to New York to act, then moved to Los Angeles then did some commercials (woo hoo!) then got cancer (boo hoo) and now here I am. Glad you are here too.
I wrote a fabulous book about the cancer called, "If Laughter is the Best Medicine, then What's with the Chemo?" and a smaller anthology of essays called "The Legend of the Lost Nipple and Other True Tales of Living with Cancer."