She called me last night to invite Mark and I to her premiere. She has a nice role in an upcoming movie called Synapse. It's a Sc-Fi Thriller, and I can't wait to see it, and her in it! You are probably wondering why I am sharing this on my blog, and that I'm just a proud grandparent with her brag book out.
I am proud of her, but that's not why I'm sharing this. You see, she graduated from USC with a degree in drama and communications. She started being on a stage and performing for people when she was about five years old. So, being an actress has always been a big dream. But, like a lot of hopefuls, she didn't just sit around. Oh, she went to a lot of auditions, but in the meantime, she went to work for a major studio. Then, she started working in sales to support herself. And, on top of it, she is getting her certification as a personal trainer (something else to fall back on.)
My point is that she is someone to be admired for her hard work, tenacity and self-reliance. In this world where so many people hold out their hands feeling like the world owes them a living, Lauren is just a shining example of those of us who are willing to do what it takes to capture our dreams.
We all hope that this movie will be a big break for her, but she's a realist. I like her attitude. She's just moving forward with reality while pursuing her dream. That's a kind of unconditional love of self. Pride in self.
You know, I've been saying all along that you have to love yourself unconditionally before you can love anyone else. I think Chris and all of Lauren's "people" can tell you that they feel her unconditional love, every second of the day.
Shouldn't we all strive for that?
Til Next Time,
P.S. Here's the link to the movie trailer for Synapse. Lauren is the woman in the first 10 seconds of it!