Consistency & the little things.

I went to yoga this morning for the first time in a long time. Sure, I do routines in my room each morning, but it’s just not the same. When I’m doing yoga at home, I typically get distracted by every little thing and check my twitter every 2 minutes. I can’t do that in a studio, because I feel the instructor would be very offended if I whipped out my phone or sat down for 5 minutes because I was tired. Going to the studio forces me to actually pay attention and concentrate, which is really good for me since I won’t do it on my own. If I was a celebrity and could afford my own personal teacher at my house every morning, that would be ideal. Yes, that is what needs to happen.

Anyway, moving on. The teacher was talking about setting your intentions on specific things and talking positively to yourself. She kept talking about thinking positively because, “If you think you can, you will. If you think you can’t, you won’t.” That is completely true. I have fallen into this pattern of just going through the typical routine of my day and doing the same thing over and over. If I want to move to California and work for Ellen, am I going to do that by watching Jenna Marbles videos (which are actually very true) and drinking wine? I WISH. But no. Goodness, even Jenna Marbles didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life, made a sweet YouTube video, and is now making an insane amount of money doing something fun that she loves. That is freaking cool. You always hear stories of people making their dreams come true by hard work and dedication. It really does work.

I am also reading a book called The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. He keeps stressing the fact that if you can just take a series of small steps consistently over time, huge things will happen. That gives me hope, because I get in this mindset that I’ll be stuck in Michigan forever. Um, no thank you. SO, since I really like lists, here are my little steps I’m going to take to work for Ellen every single freaking opportunity I can until it happens:

  1. Make a YouTube video every week showing me spreading kindness or doing something funny/uplifting in the area.
  2. Continue to write these blog posts and tweet them to her.
  3. Try to talk to a local news or radio station and see if they can help.
  4. Save money so I can actually move to LA if the opportunity arises and not be poor and live in a box.
  5. Talk to people & have them help me spread the word!

There’s probably a million more things, but I’m getting really serious and tacky and annoying and I don’t like it. I mailed my scrapbook to her yesterday and totally forgot to take a picture of it; boo. I wish I had, because it was pretty darn funny. I really don’t care how ridiculous I seem to people, because Ellen is awesome and I know I would be happy working there. The end.

Not really the end, because I have something else to say. I am going to be at my sister’s dance competition all weekend and by all weekend, I mean all weekend. 20ish hours of dancing. Oh my goodness. I need entertainment/ideas to make me not go crazy. Yes, I’ve already thought of alcohol so don’t say that one. Ready set go! <3


  1. Thanks Allison! I am going to check out this book sounds interesting. Like your drive and energy! Keep at it girl!

  2. I am the same with my workouts, I need someone forcing me to do the workout of I just end up stopping. Youtube will be a great way of getting Ellen’s attention, oh and on her website she has a ‘are you ellen’s biggest fan’ you should send one in!!

  3. I love how you are going after your goals!! Have fun at your sisters dance competition, maybe you can just dance up and down the isles when you get bored :)

  4. I am so excited for Ellen to get your scrapbook!

  5. Have fun w/ your sister and family this weekend darling <3

  6. Bring your computer and blog all weekend long? ;) Once you work for Ellen, maybe she can hire a personal fitness coach to come to your studio every morning – that’s almost as good as having personal trainer, right??

  7. You are awesome, girl. I love how driven you are! I think everyone has the capacity to achieve their goals, and it seems like you are really intending to capitalize on every opportunity. Super impressive! :)

  8. I’ve read your last few posts but haven’t commented really… but that’s so exciting how dedicated you are to getting on Ellen! Stick to it girl!

    PS. JennaMarbles is so awesome. I also recently saw that video…hilarious!

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