I am a firm believer that we are all due a reinvention every so many years. So far, the highlight of my year is in the things I've declared and the action steps I've taken to make them a reality. In 2015, I worked nonstop (weekends included) for five months straight in Puerto Rico under extremely rough conditions. I know, no one feels sorry for actors, but this was hardcore.
Immediately following that, I took a two month job in Atlanta. On that job, my trailer caught fire due to an electrical issue. My dog (Doodle) was on the trailer but luckily rescued before being burned. Thank God! My personal belongings (wallet, license, credit cards, phone) were charred, but my primary concern was Doodle. I was at peace knowing she was safe.
I had to fly to Los Angeles from Atlanta for one day to retrieve a new drivers license before continuing onto Miami, and eventually to my new home in Puerto Rico. But even then, I had guests visiting to celebrate the New Year with me and never really got a chance to relax.
I'm now back in Los Angeles doing press for Mad Dogs. I fly back and forth from New York to Los Angeles doing talk shows. It is an exhausting but necessary process has me rethinking the approach to my career. I'm due for a reinvention. I need more control of my schedule and less distractions. Still, I am grateful for this moment in time. It is validating.
Perhaps, if I could fly private, give up social media, and make better use of my time. Maybe if I were more than an actor for hire on my projects, I could carve out a few hours a day for a routine fitness regime. The logical solution is to live in Los Angeles, so that travel is less taxing. But, most of my jobs don't film in Los Angeles and I am miserable in the desert. I need tropical air and my work cannot take precedence over my happiness.
Either way, living in Puerto Rico seems like a dream and I'm at the point in which being alive feels like a privilege.