Hi, my name is Ansley and I am one of the 3.9 million people that live in the greater Los Angeles area. I am also part of the 90% of union actors who are U N E M P L O Y E D. Whoa... that's a staggering statistic. But!! "Here's to the dreamers who dream" (thank you LaLa Land) - the ones who are willing to go full-speed ahead towards a life of passion, pursuit and endless hard work. For what? For a chance to live past the mundane.
Whenever I go home to Florida (or with my Fiancé back to Michigan) endless compliments are showered about how we are living our dreams and how they are living vicariously through us and how they could just never leave (insert comfortable middle-class town). How?! For me, there was never any other option than to be an actress. It's in my bones. And I decided that I was going to commit my life - for better or for worse - to making these dreams a reality.
I am terrified of waking up one day - say at age 42 with 3 kids and a minivan full of Cherrios - and asking myself "what if?" What if I had tried just a little bit harder? What if I had been more confident in what I had to offer? What if I had just gone for it?
So, maybe it is a pipe dream. Maybe it is a waste of time. But you know what? This messy bun is ready for the challenge.
This blog with chronicle tips of the trade I have picked up in LA, gems I have found in the city, and beauty/health/lifestyle posts - and why should you listen to me? Well, maybe you shouldn't. But hey - you might learn something from my slippin' and slidin' around this crazy, insane, mad, terrifying, magical city.
See you soon,
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Thank you for stopping by. My name is Ansley and I am a creative being. With not much to show for it. Feel the same?! Welcome! For all of you artists out there who are just hanging in there - this is for you!