Khloe Khronicals

  • First day of 2017

    I spent my last day of 2016 at home. I made myself dinner, watched a movie, and did a hair mask. I spent that time to reflect on the last year and how much my life has changed since then. 2016 was a year of self-care. I tried my hardest to heal from the past and learn to love myself completely. I still have a long way to go but I can say honestly that I love myself way more than I did when 2016 first started. I started meditating and doing yoga. Doing both of these practices helped me love myself. I made it a point to take time out of my busy day to re center myself. I removed toxic people out of my life and learned that it's okay to be alone. I actually prefer being alone now, which is a good and bad thing. It's a bad thing because I get anxiety now when I'm around big crowds. It's a good thing because I get a lot more things done now. I also took a big step in my career and decided not to do a lot of free work. I still do free work occasionally; but, most of the time, I'm getting some sort of compensation. I've managed to still get work so that's good. I also have auditioned for almost every television show that film in Chicago. Unfortunately, I haven't booked a role yet. I know I will book the right role when it's my time though.

    I'm excited and nervous for 2017. I already have a lot of stuff going on for the first half of the year. I'm doing two shows at the same time and going to school full time. I think this year will really test me. I think this year will push me even more to be great. I've worked extremely hard to get where I am now and I know it's all going to pay off. It may not be in 2017 but I know if I keep grinding, I will make it.

    I have a few goals for this year. Majority of them are personal goals but I want to share them with you. I hope everyone has a wonderful 2017. I hope everyone accomplishes their goals. I hope this country doesn't go to crap after Satan goes into office. I hope more people fight for equality. Happy New Year. XOXO

    1. Obviously keep working toward my goals. 

    2. Do a paying film.

    3. Be in a show that's paying a lot more than I'm getting paid now.

    4. Do more commercials.

    5. Sing more (Something that actually makes me nervous).

    6. Book a gig in New York.

    7. Work on self-love.

    8. More Yoga and meditation.

    9. Stop comparing myself to others.

    10. Be patient.

    11. Be on Beyonce's level of unbothered.

    12. Fight against micro aggressions and oppressive behaviors, people, etc.

    13. More volunteer work and attend more protests.

  • Three more semesters

    I had 9 shows this week so the days have been running together. It's been tiring, but I love every minute of it! I finished this semester with a 3.5 GPA and I'm pretty happy about that. This semester was a busy one. It went by so fast that I can't even remember what I did. Although it was a hectic semester, it was great. I was able to do a show, work a part time job and go to school full time. I didn't even have an extreme meltdown from all of the stress! Yay! I've been spending my winter break writing scholarship essays, doing the show, and preparing for next semester. I'm taking a winter class starting next week so I won't have to take as many during the actual spring semester. I will be doing two shows now (What is wrong with me haha) so I want next semester to be as stressless as possible. Overall, this semester was a good one. I have only three more left until I graduate, which is super exciting! I love college but I'm ready to move on. Hopefully the remaining semesters will be great. If I keep doing what I'm doing now, I know it will be!  XO

    -Khloe

  • Fall 2016

    Hi everyone! It has been five months since my last post and I'm sorry for that. This semester has been insane. I've barely had enough time to sleep. Anyway, junior year is going great! Classes are going fine. It's crazy to think that I'll be preparing to graduate this time next year. I'm really excited to move on to the next stage in my life. I mean, Columbia has been great...or okay. But, it gets in the way of shows and/or films I want to do. Speaking of acting, I haven't been in any films this semester, which sucks :(. I've been so busy with A Charlie Brown Christmas, which opened last weekend (Picture below). My experience with the show has been amazing. I've met some amazing people in the Chicago theatre scene and I've met some people I now consider friends. The audience is mainly children, which is great. It's nice to have a different type of audience who doesn't even realize when you mess up! The show runs until January 8th so please come and support if you can (I've got free comp tickets for anyone who wants them. Just message me). Seeing the stages that I perform on get bigger and bigger is such a great feeling. I have some other great news to share with you guys. I was recently cast as Dorothy in The Wiz!! It will be playing at the Apollo Theatre from February 2017-June 2017.  This is an extremely big thing for me because I've never been a lead in a musical before. I'm excited and nervous. I'm also very proud of myself. One because my hard work is paying off and two: when it comes to musical theatre, everything is self-taught. I've never taken singing lessons. I've taken a few dance classes, but my voice and dancing ability is from God, my own practice, and YouTube. I never had the money for lessons so I made my own. This isn't to say I'll never take lessons. When I get my money together and can afford it, I will for sure be in classes. For now though, it's all me :) You guys know how much I want you to see me in Charlie Brown but you HAVE to see me in The Wiz. It will probably be one of my last theatre shows in Chicago for a while because I have to focus on school during my senior year (boo) and I plan on moving once I graduate. Overall, this semester has been a rollercoaster. However, it has been one rewarding rollercoaster. I can only imagine how next semester will be. In other news: It's like 70 degrees in Chicago right now and it's really making me nervous. Please pray that my immune system makes it through this drastic weather drop that we will have in the next few weeks. lol Stay safe. Love you all.

    Peace,

    Khloe

  • G.R.O.W.T.H

    I wanted to be hip and name this blog post "All Summer Sixteen". However, I'm listening to India Arie and I thought the word Growth was a better fit to describe how my life has been going. It's been a while since I've last posted so I have a lot to update you guys with. I completed my sophomore year at Columbia with 3.6 GPA. Considering all of the outside things I was doing during the school year, I'm SO proud of myself. During my sophomore year, I was debating whether to stay in school or start my acting career full force. Yet, after talking to a few people and doing some soul searching, I realized my time will come regardless of if I'm in school or not. I have to learn how to be patient. I tend to compare myself to others who are acting too and I often ask myself, "Why am I not there when I am working just as hard". It's not my time is the answer. All I can do right now is continue to work toward my goal and work on myself along the way. I'm already in debt so I might as well finish is my logic also. In all honesty, I probably wouldn't even be able to handle it right now emotionally. Speaking of emotions, I am going to start seeing a therapist soon so I'm excited about that! I'm ready to let go of some toxic feelings and be happy with myself completely. I love myself of course, but we could all use a little extra help to love ourselves even more. Since school ended, I've been working at a daycare and auditioning. This summer has already been quite hectic and fulfilling at the same time. Hectic because I'm not getting much sleep and I'm constantly on the go. Fulfilling becasue I've been cast in a webseries that will be filming in August, I've been auditioning for some well known theatres, and I was just notified that I was the winner of the Vans College Open Mic Series!!! This may not seem like a big deal but it is such an accomplishment for me. I was chosen out of a ton of college students from New York, Boston, and Chicago. I also performed an original spoken word. I've always felt like my spoken words were not very good because I don't sound like a typical poet. However, I learned that is why I stand out. I'm different and obviously good at it. As the winner, I recieved a VIP expereince in which me and a friend get an all expense paid trip to NEW YORK CITY!!! I'm so excited because I've wanted to go back to NYC for a long time and actually enjoy it. The last time I went was for an audition and I was stressing out the whole time. This time I actually get to check my future home out completely. It's only June and my summer has already been a rollercoaster ride. On the other hand, I wouldn't want it any other way.

    -Khloe Janel

  • Roller coaster Ride

    It's been a while since I've posted so I don't really know where to begin. This semester is flying by. I only have about five weeks left and I've already made my schedule for my junior year of college (Wow). I'm so excited and anxious about my future in general. Every day I get more determined to make my dreams come true and I see them closer and closer. This of course takes hard work and that's what this semester has been all about. I'm working on my third film, a web series, and a show this semester. I've performed at a few open mics and have been working on my music as well. I just won a big scholarship by the name of the Studs Terkel Scholarship. It was a scholarship in the memory of a man who spent his entire life "story telling". He made sure the people who didn't have a voice were heard. This is something I strive to do each day so this scholarship really meant a lot to me. I wrote and a recorded a spoken word that I wrote just for this scholarshp. I was so thrilled to win and have the opportunity to attend and perform my piece at the big event with over 250 people attending in Studs Terkel's honor. After my performance, someone came up to me and said, "People who don't know you think you're amazing". That really stuck with me because it showed me that all of my hard work, smiles, and tears are paying off. All I want to do is inspire people. 2016 has already been a rollercoaster ride and it's only April. It's been an exhilirating and fun rollercoaster though. Sometimes things get so tough that I want to give up but I always have that voice in my head telling me to keep going because it will be worth it. My 20th birthday is coming up (April 23rd) and when I think about everything I have gone through so far in my life I can't help but smile. I smile because I overcame every single struggle. This makes me even more confident that I can conquer anything. I don't know what's in store for me but I know it's something spectacular. As I come to a close with this post, I just want to leave you with my favorite quotes: Never give up on your dreams...

    -Khloe Janel 

  • 01/04/16

    2015 was amazing. I had a lot of happy moments and not so happy moments. However, everything happens for a reason and I am thankful for everything I went through in 2015. As I sit and reflect, I've realized how much I actually accomplishd in 2015. I am constantly on the move so I don't have the chance to sit back and think about it. I can try to talk in detail about how amazing 2015 was but I honestly can't. All I can say is I learned so much in 2015 and I can't wait to see what is in store for me in 2016. I know something great is around the corner and I plan to work even harder this year to reach my dreams. :)

    -Khloe J

  • Friday. December Fourth. Two Thousand and Fifteen.

    Sometimes I get scared. I get scared that I will not reach my dreams. I see people younger than me booking jobs and I often wonder why I am not. Am I not good enough? Am I not pretty enough? Do I not fit the image of an "actress" with my weird style and natural hair? I work so hard and I just want my big break to come already. I've always been the impatient type and that is something I am working on. I've learned that I can't compare my path to any one else's. We all have different lives and my big break will eventually come as long as I do one thing: Never Give Up. I admit sometimes I wonder why I am working so hard to only constantly get rejected. I know it's becasue when I will finally reach the top of that hill, I will be able to look out into the world and think back on everything I have gone through to be there. I saw Lion King The Musiscal recently and I was blown away. Seeing people of color doing what I dream of doing is such an inspitation. Almost every show I go to has an all white cast and maybe one minority sprinkled into the ensemble. It was a beautiful sight to see. One day I know that will be me on stage, inspiring another young black girl to never give up on her dreams.

    - Khloe <3

  • Thankful

    This year I visited my hometown for Thanksgiving and I actually had the time to sit back and reflect on these past 11 months. I'm thankful for my family. If it weren't for my parents and my brothers, I don't know where I would be. They are the reason I work so hard to succeed. I want to make sure my family will never have to struggle again. I'm thankful for my healthy body. So many people are not able to go about their daily routines without the help from others. I'm thankful for the people who believe in me. I have so many people who doubt me. It's a blessing to have people who know I will make it one day. I'm thankful for the people who have and will hurt me. Because of them I am so much stronger. A year ago, I would have not imagined that I would be the beautiful, strong, and confident woman I am today. It's amazing how big of a difference one year can make. A year ago, my life changed drastically and I did not think I would ever recover from it. However, here I am today. I am able to walk down the streets of Chicago and smile. I honestly feel happier than I have ever felt. For that reason, I am thankful for the people who caused tears in my eyes because they made me the person I am today. I'm not perfect but I am working toward bettering myself each day. I have my days where I am depressed and I cry for a few minutes. However, I don't stay in that state for long. I tell myself to be happy. I quickly get out of bed, pick myself up, wipe my tears and keep pushing with a smile on my face. I know I am heading for greatness so I will keep going no matter what. I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for me!

    -Khloe <3

  • Big Things

    I talked to my younger brother last night and he said something to me that has stuck with me all day. He said, " You're doing big things Khloe, I'm proud of you". When he said that to me, I thought about how I am not really proud of myself despite the fact that everyone else is. I think it is because I am too hard on myself. I want so badly to succeed that I don't think I have accomplished much. I am a determined overachiever and I will not feel like I have succeeded until I truly feel deep down in my gut that I have. To set the record straight, success to me does not mean I have a lot of money. Success to me means I am able to support myself off of doing what I love. Until I am able to do that, I will never feel successful. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not; but, it seems to work for me. Last night I watched the Emmy awards and was truly inspired by Viola Davis being the first African American women to win a primetime emmy for lead actress in a drama series. That was such an inspiring moment for me and I honestly was in tears. Viola Davis is somene who has worked so hard for so many years. To see her hard work finally be acknowledged was such a joy for me. As an African American actress, I have accepted that fact that I have to work ten times harder to get where I want to be. I am okay with that though because I am becoming stronger each day throughout this journey. Seeing Viola Davis nearly in tears as she made history encouraged me even more to never give up on my dreams. Even though this is a tough business, I know one day my time will come and I keep working hard each day toward that. I can't wait to inspire young black actresses like so many in this field have already done for me. I refuse to give up on my dream. Even thought it gets hard, I have this little person in my head telling me, "Khloe, you are almost there, keep pushing".

    -Khloe

  • New start

    Well, Hairspray The Musical is over. It was an amazing experience and it was a great way to start working in the theatre world professionally in Chicago. I met some amazing and talented people and I can't wait to see what is in store for the the entire cast! I started rehearsing for another show I am in that opens in September so stay tuned for further details! I also have been writing more music and poetry. Hopefully I will be able to record a single and share it to the world very soon. I have a month left until I start my sophomore year in college and I am excited. This summer has been amazing and it has taught me so much. I know if I continue working as hard as I have been I will reach my dreams. If my first summer has been like this I can only imagine what the next few months will be like!