Episode 13

Published on:

14th Jun 2023

The unexpected benefits of not freaking out

Hey there, lovely listeners!

Welcome back to another episode of Confessions of an Aging Ingénue. I'm your host, Jenni Tooley, and I'm elated to have you join me today.

Before we dive into the juicy details, I want to extend a special invitation. Join us in the confessional on Wednesday nights, the first Wednesday of the month, over at jennitooley.com. Who knows, you might even find yourself in the confessor seat!

Alright, let's jump into today's unfiltered, unscripted episode. I've got a tale for you - the time we lost a location for STUCK just 12 hours before the shoot. Can you believe it? Picture this: micro-budget filmmaking, a nursing home scene crucial to the beginning and end of the movie, and bam! The location pulls the rug from under us.

But here's the twist – instead of panicking, I trusted my instincts and my co-producer. No drama, no stress. Just a canceled shoot and an unexpected day off. Sometimes, you gotta roll with the punches, right?

With some quick rewriting, rescheduling, and a touch of serendipity, everything fell into place.

It's stories like these that remind me to trust the process, let go, and let the universe work its magic. Oh, and did I mention the unexpected casting switch that turned out to be a blessing in disguise?

So, my dear listeners, embrace the unexpected, enjoy the ride, and remember, sometimes a hiccup is just a plot twist in the grand movie of life.

I’m sure that you’ll love today’s episode. Don't forget to comment, review, follow, and subscribe. Keep this podcast thriving, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on today's rollercoaster tale. Stay fabulous!

Until next time, love you guys!

Show artwork for Confessions of an Aging Ingenue

About the Podcast

Confessions of an Aging Ingenue
from insecure ingenue to perimenopausal powerhouse
Go BTS into my creative life/career as I regain my integrity and create a system that aligns with my values and supports an abundant, healthy lifestyle.

It’s taken me decades to find my way back to me. The journey has been messy, out of control and all of the things I feared. I fear them no more. Take these stories as your own.

Imperfect. Unedited. Uncensored.
Support This Show

About your host

Profile picture for Jenni Tooley

Jenni Tooley

Hi! I am Jenni Tooley and I have a lot going on! I tend to go where I am led, am highly adaptable and have a wide variety of transferable skills and talents. This means I have experienced a whole lot so far in life-- I have owned and operated my own cottage bakery, am a trained birth doula, am a yoga teacher, am a professional actor, have worked in non-profit development, launched a web series and just distributed my first feature film, STUCK. Oh! Did I happen to mention I've also been an actor for over 3 decades and played alongside in Richard Linklater's Boyhood? That all sounds amazing- and super woman-ish, right?

What you may not know is that although I am a creative human, I am also a messy one. I've been around lot of blocks and trudged through around and over some of the deepest blocks within myself. I know what it's like to feel stuck- unable to move forward. I know what it's like to be overwhelmed with self-doubt. I know what it's like to feel like I or what I do is never enough. I've spent years trying to "fix" myself. I have a "chick with a stick" in my brain that loves to whack me around whenever I make a mistake, show my imperfections, or am willing to be vulnerable. She thinks she's keeping me safe. But I'm tired of being abused by myself. My "good enough" is actually more than good enough. I don't have to go outside of myself for validation. And being vulnerable is really hot!

I won't claim to have completely overcome all these things-- after all I am human. But I've gotten through them and continue to build myself up rather than break myself down, most days:) Along my journey I have collected so many tools, a whole lot of experience, and have always been (it turns out) filled with wisdom. I am thrilled to be able to share all of this with you! I specialize in holding space for people, deeply listening, and being able to guide people back to the truth of who they are. The process isn't perfect. And I will never claim to have " the only 5 steps you need to fix yourself for good" because in my experience that's a bunch of hoo-ha. And it sets up a situation where if you didn't get fixed you think there must be something wrong with you(I know, I've had that experience).

I'd love to have you join me on this journey! www.jennitooley.com