Tip of the Week

Roll with the punches! Life is gonna smack you right in the face when you don't expect it. If you're head's on straight, you're certainly gonna handle it just fine. Roll with it. Complain a little bit, and let it go.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


There's my bank account total.

Sure, maybe this crosses the line as far as personal info goes on the internet...but I'm over it. It's the internet! Freedom! :)

Here's the truth: That $11.88 is gonna last me a week till my paycheck hits the bank. And because of that $11.88 being so low, I was able to buy apples, oranges, cheese, and get my moped fixed. Thank you, Life, for that.

Well, Let's Talk about Things Past

Remember months ago, when I mentioned "OH MY GOD! I WANT TO GO TO HAWAII!"


Remember that?

Well, it happened.

That's right, ladies, I've been living in Honolulu, Hawaii for the past four months.

First of all, I apologize to the few of you who actually follow this blog for not posting. The guilt kills me, as it does ANYONE with a blog that doesn't post. I'm over it, though. I was just thinking, "Man, oh man, I want to start a new blog." Then I realized that maybe I should take care of the ones closer to home, first. Granted, I thought that missing my payment to the blogger domain would have obliterated this beautiful piece of art, but nay, here it be, and here art I.

So, let's discuss this, yeah?

I went to Hawaii. I started with the idea.

1. "Going to Hawaii will make me happy."

I moved into the plans of it.

2. "Where am I going to get the cash for that? How the heck am I going to make this worth my time?"

Apparently, if I was going to go to Hawaii, I wanted it to have some semblance to do with the rest of my life. So I started researching. What do I do? I act! I'm an actor! There's got to be theatres in Hawaii, right? RIGHT.

So I found one. The BEST one, and I've been interning for them for four months now. What does this mean, exactly? Well, to make a short story shorter, I've absolutely thrown myself into whatever I possibly can with the theatre. I've stage managed, acted in NUMEROUS shows, helped move and build the new theatre, and even been harassed by the homeless, all for the sake of art.

I was supposed to be in Hawaii for 1.5 months. Alas! I did not. I could not leave. So I bopped my little happy rear home to Texas for my brother's wedding, which was GORGEOUS. I shall post on that soon, but then back I was. All this was made possible by incredibly good luck:

A. I was, essentially, an "exchange student" with a family here in Hawaii for the first 1.5 months.
Then, I realized I needed to stay, and I started looking for new housing.

B. I met and fell in love with a heartthrob named Jacin. He's in France, now, and we're not together, but wow oh wow, wasn't he incredible.

C. Jacin lived in a flat in a place called Kaimuki, and his hanai mother invited and okayed me to move in with him. We had a great time! We played all kinds of silly games, decorated the walls and ceilings, slept out on the roof and on the lanai, planned oodles of surprises, and both prepared for the next phases of our lives.

But, wait! What are these phases? (you may ask...) Well, Jacin moved to France. I'm finishing school. And my "new blog" I wanted to start, was going to document the next six months of me, in an art conservatory, finishing it all up, and getting the heck outta dodge. Who doesn't like to hear the trials and tribulations of an artist/a person moving/a funky girl? Right? Right.

D. I've met and worked with incredible actors.

And all kinds of other lucky stuff. I'm driving a moped around now. That I borrow. Jacin took care of the rent for the extra month I'm here. All kinds of things that make my life possible. Thank you, world, you are the bomb.com.

So that's it! I've been in Honolulu for the past four months, without a computer, without a cell phone (I got poor real quick here), and having the time of my life.

Health wise, I was 147 lbs when I got here, and 140 when I met Jacin. After Jacin left, I re-evaluated my life and realized I'd gone soft...literally. I was up to 154 lbs. You know what though, dear blogoworld? This does not phase me in the least. I learned that I was a pushover, previously. I'm gonna meet somebody fantastic in this world, and I'm going to say, "Hey you. Impress me. I'm incredible already--whaddaya got that's gonna change my world?" And I'm going to be strong and beautiful and take care of myself. The world's changing! I'm changing! And it's all quite wonderful.

So, here's to the taking up and documenting of a life. Health is inevitable. Inspiration is inevitable. You ladies are getting an upgraded version of a pretty cool blog (when it's in session.) :)

All my love,
Allyson West