Lizzy Small
June 14, 2016

Balance is Key

 

Life is complex, isn’t it? In the old days, most people got one job and stuck with it through retirement. Today, however, it’s not unusual for people to have multiple sources of income. For example, I might be working on a music project while also doing other things to make money, and that’s okay. It’s not a bad thing to have more than one job or more than one passion.

What are you passionate about? For me, I love singing and performing. If you can find things you’re passionate about, pursue them!

When life gets intense, try multitasking. It’s when you juggle a bunch of things “to do” at once. Make lists so you can cross things off as you do them. For instance, a typical day might include doing laundry, paying bills, catching a favorite TV show and exercising for an hour. It’s good to have multitasking lists each day. Accomplishing goals makes people feel good. Of course you will need to remember that balance is key. You don’t want to get too busy such that you’re overwhelmed and literally just shut down.

Time management is something I give serious thought and consideration to on a daily basis. I “take stock” of what I have to do, and then figure out how to work my schedule so I can get things done. I make sure to leave time for rest and relaxation, too.

Keep this mind and be aware XO,
Lizzy

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April 14, 2016

THANK YOU…More is Coming

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I truly want to thank everyone for the immense support I have been given through my entire journey of releasing “Always be There.” This song is a piece of work I worked extremely hard on, and during a vulnerable state. I am overwhelmed with how much love and positive feedback I have received and continue to receive by friends, families, complete strangers, people from around the globe, and more. Please continue listening and sharing…I am hoping to soon start working on some new and exciting music projects that I look forward to sharing with you all! Thank you again! Truly love you guys so so much!

Best,
Lizzy XOXO

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February 17, 2016

“ALWAYS BE THERE” OUT NOW

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Hello friends! For those of you who don’t already know, my new song “Always Be There” co-written and produced by David Pramik and mixed by Mitchell Haueszer is out NOW on Soundcloud and Bandcamp!

Links Here:

https://lizzysmall.bandcamp.com

Feel free to keep listening and spreading the word! Thank you so so much for over 130,000 plays in the first 24 hours! I am beyond happy and grateful! THANK YOU <3

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January 26, 2016

Vulnerability at its Finest

Hello Hello,

New music to come, new music to come….yes. But beyond that, releasing new music or sharing anything at all whether you are having a conversation with your best friend and divulging a secret, giving a speech to your graduating class, or releasing a new song that was written by you, doing any of these things is not easy. Being open and vulnerable is probably one of the most difficult things to do in this world and everyone knows how it feels to be waiting and anticipating a response. I love writing music because it makes me happy and is immensely fun. If you are enjoying yourself, go for it. Who cares about what the reaction or response of everyone else will be because you can’t control that anyway. We must live life doing things for others of course because we all care about other people. But we also must live life and do things for ourselves. Am I nervous to release a new song and anticipating whether people will love it, like it, hate it, (the list goes on)…. of course. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t do it anyway and shouldn’t share it with the world. So share what you love with the world….

ALSO, big thank you and shootout to my amazing co-writer and producer David Pramik. He was a wonderful artist to work with and he taught me so much about the process of creating music. We had a blast in the studio and becoming friends, I am lucky to know him! Check out his music on sound cloud.com/DavidPramik

Love you all, thanks for reading and waiting for my music 🙂

XO,

Lizzy

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December 19, 2015

Genlux Holiday Issue

Thank you so much to Genlux Magazine for having me at your holiday issue launch party at the Rodeo Collection in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive. It was amazing to see Beverly Johnson, the first African American woman to be on the cover of Vogue, who was the cover girl for this issue of Genlux! I love being involved with a magazine that combines high end fashion, art and philanthropy. The people apart of this magazine continue to put me in awe of their excellence and execution in creating such a respected publication. Thank you to Glam Squad for helping me get ready for this event. My favorite product for this look was the sparkle shimmer bronze eye shadow from Stila! Check it out at Sephora or online. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday season and New Year!

Xoxo,

Lizzy

Here I am on the red carpet last night….

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November 4, 2015

One for the Books….

Hello everyone,

I am back and with a story to tell. October has been quite the month. I experienced some amazing highs and some shocking lows, but this month has taught me so much about my resilience and about being grateful. As most of you probably heard, I got into a major bicycle crash in my college town. Another biker head-on collided with me and I flew through the air, over the bikes and landed face-first onto the concrete unconscious. The biker who hit me ended up leaving the scene but thankfully my friend who happened to be biking past, found me on the ground and held my gushing blood face with his socks until the ambulance came. I got extremely lucky in this accident and although they suspected I could have had some severe brain damage, I made it out alive and okay (for the most part). I had stitches and some injuries that will take a while to heal but it’s already been 3 weeks and I’m feeling pretty good. This accident put everything in my life into perspective. It gave me a new found strength and I have been much more grateful recently, to simply “be alive.” Incidents like these can never be predicted or explained and you don’t ever think it will happen to you until it does. All I want to urge anyone to do is to never neglect someone they get into accident with (small or large) whether they are directly involved or just a bystander. Use your compassion to its fullest potential. I am so thankful to be okay and have such incredible family and friends who have been by my side through this traumatic experience. This is an experience I will never forget, but forever be stronger from. Like I said, “a few stitches never stopped me.” You are stronger than you think, you must believe that.

xo, Lizzy

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August 27, 2015

This Week’s Mantra: “Follow your Instinct”

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The saying: “Follow your Instinct” sounds simple, but it is actually quite challenging. When you see the same person three times in one day, run into your high school crush at the grocery store, or have a recurring dream about your best friend, FIND OUT WHY! Follow that instinct and launch yourself into the curiosity of where it might take you. There could be a reason our instinct is signaling something to us and following it could make all the difference or lead us to some kind of answer we’ve been looking for. Whether big or small in significance, sometimes our instincts can guide us to a message or wake up call that we are in need of at a certain point in our lives. Following our instincts is a part of our natural human drive! Don’t ignore it or quiet it down; try really listening to what your mind, body and soul are telling you and leap from there. You may find something you were really searching for….
XOXO

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August 18, 2015

Learning to Let Go

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My acting class is seriously a life class. Anthony Meindl’s acting studio is a force to be reckoned with. Filled with so much inspiration, the studio informs us as much about the skill of acting as it does about our individual lives. It’s easy to get wrapped up in our own thoughts. We hold on to things even if they are not positive and are not serving us for a multitude of reasons and sometimes we can’t find the courage and freedom to let that go. As an actor, I sometimes find myself placing judgement on myself during a scene, or questioning my actions during a scene and when these thoughts come to my mind, they often take me out of the moment and alter the scene. The ongoing challenge for me and many others, is learning how to let those thoughts go and just trust my instinct and let it fire. This is something that transcends into my own life. Because I’m a perfectionist and obsessive hard worker, its hard to let go of what I think is “supposed” to happen and just let what is happening, occur. I am working on not giving too much power to thoughts or situations that aren’t serving me. I am working on letting go and I think it’s valuable for all of us to at least think about..

Thanks for listening friends <3

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August 10, 2015

5:45am rise and shine! Today I had the great opportunity of working with amazing photographer and former dancer Oliver Endahl- the extraordinaire behind Ballet Zaida! Thank you to my publicist Anthony Turk for arranging the shoot and to Rachael Vang for doing hair and makeup! A special thanks to Anna Shay for offering to be my personal stylist and loaning me fabulous Valentino, Dior, Suzie Turner and more! Anna’s generosity is out of this world, thank you Anna Banana!!!! Working with Oliver was so quick and easy and lots of fun! We went from look to look and incorporated a lot of movement and some dance into the shoot. Thank you to everyone who made today come together. Can’t wait for you guys to see these photos. Check out Oliver Endahl and Ballet Zaida on Instagram to see his amazing work!! Stay tuned for more to come…

Love you guys!

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July 20, 2015

NYC HERE I Come!!!

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Del Mar Opening Day at the Horse Race Track

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Ocean Kayaking in La Jolla

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Pumped about NYC so I went dancing in the Rain

I have been running all over the place. Just was in Del Mar, San Diego for the weekend visiting a friend from college, and now I’m back in my favorite place: LA! But not for too long….I am off to Manhattan Thursday morning! I have missed the wonderful NYC and I’m ready to be back quite soon. I am very excited to announce that I will be doing a photo-shoot with the wonderfully talented, experienced and kind photographer Lora Warnick (IG: lorawarnick)! I am quite excited to officially meet her in the big city and do a very personalized shoot. Of course my amazing mom will be coming along for the ride and we will be catching some seats at a Broadway show, strolling through the park and eating our way through the humid weather and crowded streets. I can’t wait! New York is such a magical yet realistic place with so much to offer in all areas. Rich with culture and diversity, I am thrilled to be able to once again get a taste of the east coast that I oh-so love very much (but LA is always home). This is only the start of what’s to come! Thank you for being on the ride with me…

P.S. A few necessities in my travel bag include sunglasses, my travel “no worry” stone to ease any unhealthy stress, and of course my GERARD COSMETICS lipstick! Gerard Cosmetics just released their newest color called “Vintage Rose” and it is to die for! PLEASE go check them out, they never fail to give me just what I need for any occasion! GO TO:  http://www.gerardcosmetics.com/

AND check out Lora @ LoraWarnick.com 🙂

peace and love

 

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