I had a plan for my life. And it looked nothing like this.
As Woody Allen put it: "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans."
And oh, how God laughed at my plan.
I never aspired to be an actress. I never dreamt of being a writer. I certainly never thought I would find myself living in LA.
I graduated from the University of Texas with a major in Advertising and minors in Business and Spanish, moved back home to Dallas to fulfill my last three-hour requirement for my major – an eight week internship at an ad agency, and in less than one, decided to do something altogether different and unexpected with my life.
I decided to be an actress.
I jumped into this industry (or dove, rather - headfirst), without knowing much about what it would look like. And I'll just say, it has been quite a journey.
I am learning daily to rely on the Lord in ways I never have before. I am learning to balance hard work with surrender. I am learning to seek the Lord's will and not my own.
Acting feeds my mind, inspires my heart, and touches the deepest parts of my soul. I love the quote by Howard Thurman, "Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive" because for so long in my life I sought to do that which I thought I should do or was expected to do. And finally when I began acting I found the thing that truly makes me come alive.
I love bringing a story to life, stepping out of my own experiences and into someone else’s, touching an audience through an emotional journey. I am able to do that through both acting and writing. And I pray daily for more opportunities to do so.
I don’t know what the future holds. These days I try not to make too many plans. But what I do know is this: my greatest desire is to serve the Lord with my life, to be used for His purposes and for His glory in whatever way He may choose and wherever He may lead. I truly believe that His plan is one that is far better than any I could ever conjure up for myself, so for this day and each day I have in this short life here I will rest in the truth of Jeremiah 29:11: