I saw a negative review for a project I worked on.

Not only did they critique my performance, but also went after my voice, calling it the most annoying sound they’ve ever heard.

The. Most. Annoying. Sound. They’ve. Ever. Heard.

My voice.

The thing I use to make a living.


I’d be lying if I said it didn’t sting a little.

As much as we can pretend to not care when something someone says hurts us, that’s exactly it… we’re just pretending.

We’re still human. We still want to be liked by others. We still feel.

I’ve been an actor for a long time. I know the ins and outs of rejection and not being the right “fit” for a project. I’m no stranger to reading reviews and feedback from directors and critics alike.
There’s absolutely something to be said for constructive criticism and learning where we could improve, especially when it comes to our craft. As an actor, you’ve got to be directable.

Generally speaking, I think we should strive to be better and grow where we can.

But sometimes, we aren’t everyone’s cup of tea.
And that’s okay.

Because I’m a coffee drinker.
But seriously.

Don’t let the world dim your shine because of a bad day or a bad review.

Because the people who DO love you for who you are, the clients who DO love your voice and your work, and the world… well, they need you to be your authentic self. To give what you’ve got and keep showing up.

Shine on, my friends 💜

A photo I took on my visit to Kennedy Space Center in March 2019

… and what a giant leap it was.

I was lucky enough to hear stories about it first-hand from those who were there, both in person and watching it on television with people around the world.

Although I wasn’t there, getting to relive those memories with people who were is a memory I’ll always cherish and never forget.

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were names I knew very well when I was growing up. Many summers of my childhood consisted of pool parties like your average kid, with visits to JPL, conventions, Planetary Society meetings, and gatherings to watch Mars landings sprinkled in between.

52 years ago today, the impossible happened.

We learned more about science, our world, and the mysteries of the cosmos.

We learned that the impossible WAS actually possible.

We believed we could achieve anything.

That’s the spirit I’m carrying with me today.

I hope it inspires you today, too ❤