This is the month of my birthday, and because of that I have been thinking about goals in my life and my Down syndrome advocacy. I have been working for NDSS since I was finishing the last season of Life Goes On, and I'm still glad that I have chances to learn new things. My challenge in life, my biggest goal, is to also do different things in which I haven't done before. By trying new things I'm staying true to myself. I have faced many rejections, but I don't quit or give up. I learned this from the people I really care about: my parents, family and friends. Lately I have been reading a lot of autobiographical, self-help, inspirational, theater and cinema books that that help me to believe that I'm like anybody else and focus on my abilities, not a disability. This understanding is what first made me involved in show business.
I love what I do and have been focused on my job at the NDSS for nineteen years. I also have a show business career. Putting my goal of doing different things to use, I am very determined to renew my membership with SAG, the Screen Actors' Guild, in addition to continuing my work advocating for individuals with Down syndrome as NDSS Goodwill Ambassador and working in the NDSS New York City office. One of my professional goals for the next year of my life is to go behind the scenes as one of the executive producers like Tobey Maguire from the movie musical Rock of Ages. "Life goes on" with our dreams!