Sunday, August 25, 2013


So I'm trying to be better at if anyone has any ideas to help me make my blog super cute...chime in!

So here's the latest:
Momma is doing well. Here is a basic overview of my week

Mom got admitted to the hospital
Quita went to law school in Boston. Far far away from me :(
Mom was set to get a procedure done where they would take a scope into her lung to check the infection, and while they were in there, they nicked an artery.
She was put into the ICU and put on a respirator.

Mom got out of the ICU and they took her off the respirator

Since then things have been looking up, she got to go home on Thursday and she said she hasn't felt as good as she feels now in eight weeks. So as horrible as it was, it was a huge blessing that she went to the hospital and got the care that she needed. I am so thankful that I didn't lose her. None of us have ever been as scared as we were this week. My brother looked at me, and I could tell he was completely freaked, and said "Ya know...during this whole cancer thing I've really been ok. But this is the first time I've been really scared." And that really explains it well. We've done really well through all of this. We've gotten closer and really been there for each other, but nothing like this week. It really makes me thankful to be apart of such a wonderful clan. I love my family and I really am so thankful for them. Also for my friends. For all their support. For asking how I'm doing. For caring.

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Plain Princess & hospital visits.

Last night I had the opportunity to go to my old professor, Jim Christian's house to do a reading for his new musical "The Plain Princess" which will be premiering at Weber State University in October! I LOVED THIS NIGHT! It was exactly what I needed. It also made me realize how much I am going to MISS Jim this year. He has always been a constant support for me over the past five years. He has been an inspiration and a teacher, but most importantly he has been a friend. It was a really great night and that show is going to be so great and fun and very special for everyone who gets to be in it.

Today...sucked. I woke up with a call from my sister, then my mom telling me that she had been admitted into the hospital. So here's a bit of background...

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer last August. She's been dealing with it so well and only has two more chemotherapy treatments left until her cancer journey is OVER! But...about two months ago she started to get sick, and it's never gone away. She has this horrible cough and has been exhausted. They finally told us a couple weeks ago that it was pneumonia. BUT it's still never gone away. So today she went in and they decided to admit her. We went to visit and basically they said that they thought she had an infection in her lung. So they took her to get her lung biopsied and when they were in there, because of her chemotherapy treatment, all of her tissue is thinner and so she started bleeding and it didn't stop. So after they got her out of surgery they admitted her into the ICU and put her on a respirator.

So that sucks...and that's the update.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I'm back!

I've been away from the blogging world for awhile, but today I was inspired to come back! My life is a little crazy lately. My days are filled with different responsibilities and I'm trying to focus and keep my feet on the ground.

I started working at a restaurant about two months ago called Luna Blanca Taqueria. It's just up the street and I really like the people I work with, which  makes it fun. Serving is a lot of work. A lot of HARD work. It's exhausting, especially with the other things I have going on.

I'm still working at SLAC. But during Voyeur this year I am not just a house manager, I'm in charge of subscriptions. It's awesome and I love it. Working at SLAC doesn't feel like work. It's fun, and I love working at a place I truly believe in. I love SLAC and the work it produces.

I also am in In The Heights at Hale Center Theatre Orem. When I heard that Orem Hale was doing the show I immediately subscribed to their actor email list. This show is one I've loved since I first heard it, then I saw it on Broadway and it was one of the most moving and powerful shows I've ever seen. And that still holds true to today. I had to audition. I didn't figure I'd get cast, because I'm not latina, but I had to try. I'm just so so so thrilled to be apart of it. I'm single cast in the ensemble and it truly is amazing so far. It's a lot of work. The music is hard, and the choreography is overwhelming. But this show is truly amazing. And worth all the sweat and tears. So far no blood haha. Also the people I'm getting to know so far are AMAZING. I'm already building fantastic bonds with people. To buy tickets click HERE!

Other than that I'm just trying to get settled into my new life-away from school. For awhile I was going to move to LA. Then I realized I don't want to do film, and as far as theatre goes, there's not a ton out there. Then I was set on New York. In September. The more I think about it the more I'm not ready yet. I might be ready in a year, but for now, I'm going to focus on life here. Saving money and being in as many shows as I can. And I'm also hoping for a full time wish me luck on that! I'm feeling pretty good.