I’m having so much fun. I’m calling it the Rogers Revamp. I’ve remodeled my house, I’m recurring on Amazon’s BOSCH, my website has a fresh new look, I’m transforming my body into ridiculous shape and even thinking of becoming a red head. Why not? Change feels great. I never want to be complacent or stale or even content.
2013 was a very challenging year for me personally and professionally. But I came out of it enlightened because Life said, “Hey Ingrid! Wake up!” You see, I’d been asleep for a very long time…fifteen to twenty years long, in fact. I was going through the motions but life was doing me, I wasn’t doing it. Toward the end of last year, I realized that I was operating at a fraction of my potential
I resisted the social media phenomenon for the longest time. Lame! Ridiculous! Ugh! I’m Facebooking, isn’t that enough!? I’m ‘liking’ and ‘friending’, seriously, I refuse to tweet! For starters, what a goofy word? I feel like a twerp saying it. And who wants to know that I had a kale salad for lunch or that I’m happy looking at the sunset or other random, useless information.
Several years ago, my girlfriend, Aileen, started a New Year’s ritual where she asked a group of friends and family to choose a word that encapsulated what we each want our intention to be for that year. For example, in prior years, I’ve chosen ‘creativity’ and ‘abundanza’ as my words. In reflecting on 2012, it really was one of my most abundantly creative years. I created from my heart.
Throughout my years as an actress I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of teachers and mentors who have really inspired me. They are like minded people who love and believe in the arts and they have encouraged me to dig deep and be the best actor that I can be. Paul Kampf is one of those people. He is the founder of Performing Arts Institute (P.A.I)
Jeez! Where has the time gone? Well, let’s see…in the fall of last year, my friend and teacher Eric Matheny at The Acting Center, gave me an assignment to start writing. I thought he was crazy! Writing to me seemed impossible. I had lots of ideas but the thought of putting them on paper and shaping them into dialogue was inconceivable.