Friday, September 4, 2009

California at last!

“We are all faced with a series of opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”- Charles R. Swindoll

I came across today’s quote a while back, but I’m finding it very pertinent to my current situation. Not long ago I picked my move in day to make the big trek from the East to the West and as that day was Wednesday September 2nd, I had my room packed and my plane tickets a-waitin’ when I received a call Tuesday September 1st to learn that my home-to-be was in the path of the California fires. My landlady informed me that our neighbors had been evacuated and that I should look into temporary housing somewhere a little safer. She told me that if there was anyway to delay my flight it would probably be for the best.

Well, as luck or fate would have it, my family friends living near San Diego graciously opened their home to me so that I wouldn’t have to change my plans because of some pesky fire. I’ve had a wonderful time catching up and helping around the house where I can and it’s because of their generosity that I was able to attend the voice over mixer in LA last night hosted by Stephanie Ciccarelli and

I had the opportunity to connect with my friend Andrea Christensen and her voice coach and friend Julie Williams. Julie runs a wonderful voice over magazine at It is an invaluable resource and I highly recommend subscribing to it. I had the chance to speak briefly with Stephanie Ciccarelli about her blog at and to thank her for organizing such a great event. It was an amazing evening, and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet with so many talented people. The drive from San Diego county and back was totally worth it!

Thank you to everyone who shared their time with me last night, I had a wonderful time and I look forward to meeting again. Until then, take care!

All the best,

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