5 Weeks. 2 Countries. 9 Hostels. 2,000 miles of bus rides.
1 Unforgettable Adventure.
“Debby– I have got to know what you do for work now! I keep seeing all these crazy pictures on Facebook and Insta!”
These days, I love getting asked about my job. Twenty-four hours after I returned to the States, I marched down to a casting office and dropped of my headshots and resume. Since then, I have spent four amazing months hopping from set to set, working all sorts of interesting and quirky gigs.
“Thank you for your submission for the hair modeling audition tomorrow…” the email began. I racked my brain, trying to remember the details about this casting assignment. I joined LA Casting two months ago, in hopes of booking more commercials and featured background roles. I applied to roughly twenty gigs every day and in return received the occasional response. I was mostly booked for background jobs on low budget short films, with a smattering of interesting new Netflix shows and commercials.
I’ve spent a lot of time online this past week, watching post after post pop up on my news feed with lists of New Years Resolutions. Some are inspiring, some are rather intimidating, and some are, quite frankly, boring. I looked at my own list from last year and realized that while I’d made some progress towards my goals, I had failed to satisfy nearly all.
Christmas went a little differently this year. We didn’t decorate a big tree or spend weeks shopping for gifts. We didn’t attend a candlelight Christmas Eve service. We didn’t eat coffee cake surrounded by piles of gift wrappings. Every time my iTunes played “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” I got a little teary-eyed.
There are a couple things that you should know about Iguazu Falls. First off, the waterfall is actually a set of 275 discrete falls and islands, spanning an edge of nearly 2 miles along the border of Brazil and Argentina. And second, words simply do not do it justice. With that in mind, I will let my words be few and my photos be many!
As a Thanksgiving tribute, I felt I should honor food with a blog post— specifically, in this case, Argentine cuisine. While you are probably skimming this with a full load of cranberry-soaked turkey in your belly, my singular goal with this blog is to make you more hungry.