Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Artist's Way: Week 1

i'm finally starting my book--The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. it's a "course in discovering and recovering your creative self."
my lovely sister, amy, has been reading it and she recommended it to me. as soon as she told me kind of what it was about, i became interested and ordered it immediately, except that was about two months ago. i haven't really had the alone time to really dig in and start it (or at least made the alone time for myself). but i knew that whenever i was meant to start it, it would be the perfect time for me. and so now i've started.

what it is, is a 12 week course of certain tasks to do that help build and recover your "artist from within." so it's kind of like a class.... i'm taking a class to discover and become more in tune with my creative self. 

anyway, i just got done reading the exercises and everything for week 1, which is suppose to "recover a sense of safety." by doing this, it says to say and list many affirmations and notice the negative voice behind each positive affirmation and try to figure out where it came from... like if it came from some major past incident or person in your life.

anyway, so it's already sounding really cool, but at the same time be difficult to really dig deep and look at your inside self. i'm really excited though. i have a feeling this will be a big, groundbreaking journey for me.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

1 year anniversary

zach and i celebrated our one year anniversary today!

we gave our presents to each other last night, which were Nintendo DS's (as you can see)
we were so excited about them that we ended up staying up until 6am playing them! haha crazy right?

we also ate dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse and then played softball for our Entertainment softball team we have here at Busch Gardens. (it's really fun... i'll post pictures next week)

(this was us on halloween as Pocohontas and John Smith)

it was just a second ago when he was wooing me with his charm, great looks and amazing talent... oh wait, he still is. 
it's fun to think that even after a year we still have lots of puppy love with one another. we've been through a lot already in just one year, including about 7 months of long distance. 
thanks for sticking by side through all the ups and downs zach... i've loved sharing this past year with you in my life. i've learned so much about you and so much about myself. i can't wait to see what will happen next!
i love you.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

williamsburg so far

moving in.

building my bookshelf :)

mini trip to NYC

i went with my friend paul (on the right) to see my former cast mate and friend GREG. 
love him!

amazing drag queen that hosted karaoke night at the local gay bar. fabulous.

we passed by this and i thought this was funny. he he.

rob & zach's gig

my friend (and cast mate) rob and zach had a gig one friday night.

lots of fun friends from entertainment came out!

pretty crowded... but that's always a good thing :)

the night was definitely two thumbs up from me and zach.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


i figure not blogging for a little under a year deserves a re-introduction.

Name: Cami Kooka 

Birthday: November 29 (not close at all, but i thought i'd put it anyway. haha.)

Hometown: St. George, UT

Current Location: Williamsburg, VA

Occupation: Performing at Busch Gardens

Hobbies: Singing, acting, dancing, breathing, smiling, living, loving, dreaming, doing, listening, laughing, crying, teasing, cuddling, sleeping, gazing, adventuring, accepting, reading, learning, growing, discovering, inspiring, helping, creating, being.


okay so i've been wanting to start my blog up again (as you can see i posted over a month ago), and i obviously haven't. the real reason i haven't actually 'started' again is because all of the blogs i've been reading lately (or ever read) are so 'artsy' and amazing and i feel like as soon as i start my blog i have to "out-create" everyone--or at least try to be just as creative as them. but the fact of the matter is, is that i'm not. haha. i mean i sure wish i was, but i'm not. well, let me correct myself again and say that at least not right now i'm not. 
(oh but you'll see)

i have been greatly intimidated by these 'expectations' of myself and my blog, but i figure if i don't start now, just writing my thoughts and things, i'll probably never start.

so here it is. my blog. me. starting now. whatever way it wants to come out. (for real this time)