Herro Anna.

Money.

After hearing one of the best pieces of financial advice from a business girl I admired (“Crunch the numbers. Always crunch the numbers.”) I’m now an incredible stickler when it comes to tracking exactly where my money goes.

Looking back on this year, 80% of my income is tax deductible in either classes (acting, improv, coachings for auditions, etc.), film projects (paying crew, crafty/catering, equipment rentals, locations), or other applicable things like fees to submit to festivals, new equipment, film related books or entertainment research (you can write off watching movies when you’re an actor because it legitimately ties to your job hahahaha). 

I’m really proud that I’ve been able to budget my money and invest so much into myself, but I’m also like holy shit when you look at the big picture. 

hashtag keep working.


Actual Quotes from my Dad (An English Teacher)

  • Dad:Why the hell did you put a comma there?
  • Dad:Do you even know what a participial phrase is?
  • Dad:Omg. He's like my favorite character of all time.
  • Dad:Who should I dress up as for the movie premier?
  • Dad:Hey are you awake? I know it's late, but you read Animal Farm, right? Yeah. I need you to read this report. I can't tell if I am just super tired or if this is actual bullshit.
  • Dad:Alesha wouldn't be able to spell 'definitely' right if wrote it down for her. She would fucking erase it and then write 'defiantly', because she doesn't care. I hate her.
  • Dad:I need you to bake brownies. I lost a bet.
  • Dad:Omg. You cannot ship me with Gilcher. You know I don't like tattoos and he's like twenty-five. And for Christ's sake, he teaches math.
  • Dad:Omg. Gilcher said the funniest thing today.
  • Dad:Mrs. Ashworth and I have decided to start a band. It'll be called Great Expectations.
  • Dad:It's like you didn't read the fucking book.
  • Dad:Okay. So this week you're reading this book I stole from Mrs. Ashworth's. It's like sixty pages long, but you'll love it.
  • Dad:*puts books on my bed for me to read everyday and demands that I read them*
  • Dad:My son doesn't like reading. I have not only failed him, but society. You aren't my son. Leave.
  • Dad:Okay. So you're getting books for Christmas. All of you. I get discounts on them since I'm a teacher, and since I'm a teacher, it's all I can afford, so...
  • Dad:Fucking standardized testing can go fuck itself in the ass.
  • Dad:I have to teach for the required testing instead of what they really need to know.
  • Dad:Fuck the government.
  • Dad:Fuck the school board.
  • Dad:Close the door.
  • Dad:Charles Dickens was so fucking pretentious, and I hate him, but he also caused change, but he's such a Dick. Ha. DICKens.
  • Dad:I love puns.
  • Dad:People who say sarcasm is the lowest form of humor are assholes.
  • Dad:Please shut up.
  • Dad:Catching Fire was the worst book but the best movie and that feels weird.
  • Dad:I wouldn't get so mad when you call me at school if you didn't change your ringtones to inappropriate rap music.
  • Dad:I fucking hate Alesha. She asked what countries were apart of Austria-Hungary today and I almost told her to get out.
  • Dad:You cannot visit my school in a dress that short. There are boys there.
  • Dad:Barbra Parks is fucking Queen.
  • Dad:I need you to make me a good, relaxing playlist for silent reading. I'm too lazy.
  • Dad:If I have to watch two of my students grind on each other at one more dance, I will kill them both.
  • Dad:They act like I care what they think.
  • Dad:I hate homework.
  • Dad:I have decided to become a politician.
  • Dad:What's the one book with the guys and the one kills the other and the chick without a name who dies and the short angry man? Mouseman? Oh my fucking gosh. Of Mice and Men. I have failed.

There’s nothing wrong with sex, people.

otherillusions:

claireruns:

thechroniclesofrin:

- Having sex every day. 
- Saving sex for your wedding night. 
- Never having sex.
- Having sex with different people.
- Having sex with one person.
- Having sex with a person of your same gender.
- Loving sex. 
- Hating sex. 
- Being loud. 
- Being quiet.

The only thing wrong with sex?

When it’s not consensual.

Because that’s not sex. That’s rape.

Reblogging again because this post is so important. 

This

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My lawyer gives the same speech to everyone who wants to do business with me now. ‘Nicki is not one of those artists who allow her representatives to make decisions for her.’ I’m on conference calls all day with lawyers, accountants, and executives—people of power—and they treat me with respect. Because I command respect. I’m not cocky, but I deserve to know what’s going on. It’s my brand and my life. That’s my advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want—and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about.

Nicki Minaj, Elle, April 2013

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