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Facing Fears: If There’s Nothing to Lose, Then That Tells Me, We Could All Win Somehow 

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Hey!

In a world so occasionally terrifying, I choose to not be afraid to fail, but to attempt to succeed.

Life attempt 3,367,533,346,224:

I keep thinking about reaching out to my heroes, my role models, people who inspired me to be on my path, in the way that I choose to now walk it.

I’m always being told that to truly succeed: Get a mentor!

That’s not an easy one for me. I had limited good influences in my whole life and have to ask myself, “Who are my mentors?”

My Brain responds with… “I really love fun (duh!) So naturally, I was drawn to comedic movies and shows as a child and my parents were too. I’m sure that influenced me as well.

So I start thinking about some of my early years favorite, favorite movies.  Which were usually comedies like: Marry Poppins, Cone Heads, Wayne’s World, both Ace Ventura’s, Jurassic Park (not quite a comedy, but I’m giving an idea of the era I am from).

Then I start thinking about the comedians I enjoyed watching the most, talent like Dave Chappelle, Jim Carey, Rodney Dangerfield, Bob Hope, George Carlin, Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler, Dana Carvey, and Mike Meyers and the list goes on forever, not in that order, and this is only the comedian section.

I don’t want to start at the very bottom in show biz either. I’ve lived. I’ve been. I’ve seen sheeit. Then I start envisioning how I may approach the big wigs.

So instead, I’m writing as I imagine meeting these people in hypothetical scenarios that I’ll write out for you here in this moment as it flies from my thoughts.

Freestyle Approach of Dave Chappelle:

(Stay tuned for the “How I Would Approach My Mentors Series!”)

Ok, here it goes!

👋”Oh Hey Dave, sorry to take up your time… just another fan 🙂.

I  really enjoyed your Netflix 2 Episode Comedy Special! I was right there with you. I had the same thoughts on that shit! I just really dig how you keep it real with your truly hilarious jokes. You’re so good at it! One of the best! 😃

Your jokes affected me man🤓, even when I talk to my mom. I might say “I’m Rick James, Bitch!” And she gets it! She’s laughing harder than anyone else.

We watched Robin Hood Men In Tights, Half Baked, The Chappell Show. We didn’t watch everything, that’s about it, but I saw enough to know you were fucking hilarious!

We’re loyal fans and I don’t know who has a need for non religious, “crazy”(like a 🦊), ratical thinkers…? But maybe, if you ever find the need for a goofy, feminine voice actress/overall grounded, good person or sup’m😳. Then I’d be really excited/petrified and If I get a good enough paying gig, I can start saving money for my future sustainable farm and that Tesla SUV thing, and be able to afford to give my 3 kids the future everyone deserves and maybe, when I become successful and philanthropic, I can hopefully help with that too. ”

Then my hope is that he wouldn’t be worried about me as a stranger, but that he had seen that even though I was a little nutty, it was ultimately the same kind of nutty he was. This is hypothetical after all.

But that’s just winging it.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I am going to take a moment to encourage my sister to not be afraid to fail to contact her mentors, who are currently: Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Comedian John Oliver…

“Good luck Sis!”

Ok! Now… let me take this chance to ask you some questions to help you find out who you may look up to.

Clearing your mind and thinking of your favorite memories, think back to who you look up to, who/what really caught your eye for the first time in your life?

What was so special about it?

Where would you be?

Would anyone be with you?

How are you behaving?

What kind of atmosphere is it?

What are you doing?

Are there any smells or feelings that arise?

Follow your favorite thoughts. Play in your mind. Imagine your dreams as if they were a reality and if you focus on it and get really, truly excited about it, ya never know. Maybe something amazing might happen! Even if it doesn’t, rest assured that whatever you truly desire is coming for you, so it’s up to you to decide what approach and attitude you decide to take with this mirror we call life. And have it be YOUR decision. That’s been the only missing ingredient the whole time ; )

Thank you to any and all who read this!

Have a good one!

-Holly

Why Jim Carrey is an Inspiration

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I recently watched this great video about Jim Carrey and his spirituality, which reminded me that one of my favorite movies of all time is “Ace Ventura”, both of them. It has affected me. I love being silly. I have mucho appreciation for Mr. Carrey! I always thought that If I ever made a movie it would be named Grace Ventura. Al-ri-high-ty-then! Just kidding 😉

Instead of aspiring to become a rich and famous comedian/actress and having a way to take care of all my own wants and needs, I became an animal whisperer-like person whose parents moved all over America with the Forest Service. This made it so that I ended up connecting pretty well with all of the family pets. At the age of 8, I got my very own pet, which was a miniature dachshund named Princess Pip Squeak. For the record, I did not like this name, but my parent’s got her for me for my birthday, so my dad got the last word on that one. He even registered her as an AKC with that name. We called her Pip, she was the cutest doxie you’d ever seen and actually grew up to be quite bitchy. Excuse the language, but I mean that in both meanings of the word. She was my dog and as she grew out of puppy-dom, she knew my parents were the alpha’s in our house so she only listened to them. I tried every trick in the book at 8 to teach her to respect me, but I failed miserably.

We were more like siblings than an alpha and omega. She was sure she was the Alpha, ppff, growled at me and we’d bicker with each other all the time, but I begrudgingly walked her, fed her, watered her, kept her as my pet and she slept with me every night for another eight years (hence why she thought I was her slave…). I can’t let you think she was a bad dog, because she had her amazing moments. My family used to be quite the bickerers and she cured that. Every time we fought she would squeak, squeal, and bark until we stopped. It seemed to work.  I only realized a few years back what a lesson Pip was for me and that’s a topic for a different post. I finally earned her respect after I had my first child at 21 which ended up feeling quite comical when I brought my first baby boy home and she was sooo sweet to me.

Since “Ace Ventura”, I’ve really appreciated some of Jim’s other movies, like “Bruce Almighty” and “Yes! Man”. You can watch the video below.

Thanks for checking in,

-Holly





To learn more about Jim Carrey on Wikipedia Here.

 Thank you The Journey of Purpose for that one.




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