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JewISH New Year Thoughts

Shana Tova! It’s been awhile since I’ve written a JewISH themed post. Rosh Hashanah is one of my favorite holidays. Although I didn’t make it to the temple, I made sure to celebrate it. To ring in the year party with loved ones, vegan Kugel (my boyfriend cant remember what it’s called refers to it as krugel) , and drinks for adults (tradition right?). As a couple, we are starting our own traditions, and figuring out how we want to implement  the holidays that’s a part of his heritage and my upbringing.

This past month has been rough. We’ve had disappointments, work related drama, and some near death experiences. Our plans have changed, my emotions have been all over the place (why do boys to be a steady eddy all the time?), and I’ve struggled a little bit to be the positive person I naturally am. I’ve had shoots, some auditions, and many emails saying no. I’ve grown in confidence, although my numbers on social media have been down.

At times, I think I’ve learned and grown more in the past month then the past year. Through everything, HaShem has been faithful even though it hasn’t felt like it. I am alive and safe, and that is all that truly matters.

My new year thoughts are  simple. Hug your loved ones, and hug them often. Be quick to forgive, be slow to speak, and slow to be angry. Don’t make judgments before considering both sides of the story. Most importantly, keep the Shema.

May you have a sweet new year!

~ Lama-Leah

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