snacks + meals

“What would you do if you didn’t have to work for someone else?”

She smiles and looks into the distance, “Good question.” She sighs.

“I would put myself first. In all capacities. I would exercise every damn day, I would take long walks with my dog, I would lie on my couch and finish reading that book, I would work on my own company — everything! I would want to learn everything that interests me. I would go to museums. I would wake up and write on my blog. Look out the window and daze off. I would see friends for lunch or a matinee movie, I would get all those little nagging To Dos off my To Do list. I’d chill with my man more often. I would shoot mini-videos every week. Without fail. But first, I think I would learn to strategize… Yeah, life would be cool!” She chuckles.

“What are you not doing now?”

“I mean, I’m doing a little bit of everything but then not much of anything. I’m snacking on myself when my day job gets the full meal.”

“That’s a great metaphor.”

“It’s the truth,” she looks off again.

“So, how can you fix this?”

“Ah, the million dollar question. Um…I mean, earlier mornings, later nights or cutting back the job (which means cutting back the lifestyle) so I can put me near first or second.”

“Great, can you start tomorrow?”

She laughs.

He doesn’t.

Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.