Episode 4

Published on:

22nd Mar 2023

What if I had decided I couldn't?

Welcome back, lovely listeners, to another exciting and insightful episode of "Confessions of an Aging Ingénue" with your unapologetically, multifaceted host, Jenni Tooley!

So thrilled to have you join me on episode four! Have I Told You About the Time?’ that I was a writer, director, producer, editor, actor, singer, and songwriter on a feature film?

As usual, this is a heart to heart, Uncensored.  Unedited. Just Jenni. Surrounded by the delightful chaos of playful kittens and the buzz of excitement.

At this point, "STUCK - 20 Years in the Making" is hitting the big screen at the Women Texas Film Festival on August 18th, 5:30 PM, Texas Theater in Oak Cliff. Mark your calendars, folks – it's a date! this Sunday, July 28th, 11:00 AM CST.

Also, I'm hosting my first-ever coffee klatch online. A cozy chat with my patriots and patrons – coffee, tea, and me. If you're not part of the club yet, head over to patreon.com/jennitooley and hit subscribe. Let's make it a date too!

In today’s episode, I want to share with you the struggle, the self-doubt, and the magical blend of multitasking I experienced on my journey and the making of my first feature film, STUCK.

We're diving into another behind-the-scenes tale of "STUCK," my passion-fueled feature film, where I wore all the hats – writer, director, producer, actor, editor and singer-songwriter. 

Yes, you heard that right and I’ll tell you all about it in today’s episode.

So, grab your favorite drink, settle in, and let's traverse the rollercoaster that birthed "STUCK."

I'm Jenny Toolie, your guide through the chaos, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts. Please comment, review, follow, and subscribe – your support keeps our podcast thriving.

Until next time, lovelies! Stay fabulous, stay real.

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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.
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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