For the last several years, I’ve been navigating this dual life. I had a 4-year break between The Help and Jurassic. I didn’t mean for it to be a 4-year break. I didn’t want for it to be a 4-year break. I had my daughter, but when I came back from maternity leave it was challenging to get my foot back in the door. I lost my SAG insurance because I wasn’t working enough to be insured.
It was shortly after that that I learned about B-School. I didn’t do any social media and I was like, “I need to think about myself as a business.” I’ve been very instinctual and impulse driven, but there wasn’t really a game plan. I wanted to go through some kind of an education process so I could figure out what I was hoping to create and how I could be of service.
I wanted to go back to school, but that’s not realistic with 2 kids, a dual working household, and the nature of my work. Tomorrow I might be called to go to some random place ten thousand miles away.
I did the majority of B-School while I was working in New Zealand. I was hooked.
I’m just so thankful for it because sometimes in these institutions of formal education you need to pause your life in order to do it, but B-School is the perfect complement to one’s day to day life. It was an extraordinary experience. The most perfect blueprint for launching a career that is completely unique. Things have significantly improved in my life since I went through B-School. It really gives you the tools you need to create what you’re here to do.