Successful Struggles

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 , , , , 0

Alex:  I read something the other day that really stuck with me.  Nik, remember when you came over right before you left to go home for Thanksgiving and I was having a bit of a freak out moment?  I was overwhelmed with finding a job, being away from home for the holidays for the first time, keeping up with how expensive it is to live in LA, etc.?  I was pacing back and forth, steam ...

Fun is Tempting

Alex:  I was waiting for my roomie Janae, she's a Minoqua Bat, to come home from work so we could go out and play. Our friend just flew in from New York and we all couldn't be more excited for the reunion. As I killed time until she got home, I started reading the book Chemistry of Calm. I was 17 pages in when it happened. Creativity struck and an idea for my pilot surfaced. ...

Holiday Blues

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 , , , , 0

Alex:  This Thanksgiving was my first holiday away from home. There are some things I knew I wouldn’t miss like the clean up and cold weather. But there are a lot of things that I knew I would miss; my grandma’s perfectly mashed potatoes with a touch of garlic, the sound of papa’s electric knife cutting the turkey, football on the big screen, the array of desserts we could choose from after dinner, the festive ...


Thursday, November 28, 2013 , , , , 0

Nik:  Everyone should stop planning their Black Friday shopping strategy and DONATE to something! It’s Thanksgiving. Be thankful for everything you have because so many people have so much less or nothing at all. I got a letter from Meals On Wheels asking for a donation. I read the letter and burst into tears. I’ve been so caught up in my own “stuff” that I’ve

A Lesson I Want To Share

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 , , , , 0

Alex:  My mother called me today. It caught me off guard, I wasn’t ready. As my phone was ringing I had an instant flashback to the last time we spoke: “I don’t want to see you, Alex.” It has been months since I’ve talked to her. The feeling of hope that she was her old self again took over. I was walking into my friends house when I decided to pick up the phone and ...

Crimson Tide: Get Your Mind Right

Monday, November 11, 2013 , , , , 0

Nik:  Alex, do you remember when we were talking about your pilot the other day? You asked me what sells and I said don’t worry about what sells, just write what you’re really passionate about and tell a good story… Well, watch this. I love Saban’s philosophy and what he tells his players:  Ignore the scoreboard, don’t worry about winning, just focus on

Spin Cycle aka In The Hoop

Thursday, November 7, 2013 , , , , 0

Alex:  It's really therapeutic to write down what happened, what you’re thinking or what you're feeling when something is bothering you. Then reread it. Then reread it out loud. Then listen to what you’re saying. You can learn a lot about yourself and your thinking habits when you do this. I have a tendency to over think. Mainly the little things. So now when something or someone is bothering me, I do this exercise before ...

Growing Up Sucks

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 , , , , 0

Alex:  It’s official. I’m almost a grandma. My hair is falling out, I get tired by 10pm and when I get home, the first thing I do, is take my clothes off and change into sweats. The worst part is when I have a couple of drinks I’m hungover for like two days! WHAT IS GOING ON!? Not to mention the bills on bills on bills. They never stop. Cell phone, car insurance, gas, electricity, ...

Home Bittersweet Home

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 , , , , 0

Nik:  I had so much fun at home. I love Wisconsin. I love the open landscape, the clean air, the clear lakes, the sound of Loons, the smell of cedar and pine. I love my family. And I know how lucky that makes me because not everyone has the kind of family they want to spend a lot of time with. But I do. They make me laugh harder than anyone and they’re my biggest ...