Angry Reader of the Week: Joy Osmanski

All right. It's that time again. Time to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Joy Osmanski.

Who are you?
I am an American, adopted from Korea, with a Polish last name. I am a daughter to unknown birth parents, daughter to the parents who raised me, sister, wife, stepmom, friend, artist, writer, coach, beekeeper, and admirer of my dog.

What are you?
Hungry. Oh, wait - Well, yes. I love food and love to eat it. Just discovered a new naengmyun place with friends, and that makes me very happy.

I've had so many jobs in my life, but currently, I'm an actor. Even on the days when I'm shaking my fist at the sky, I'm grateful to have found something I love this much. If I'm lucky, it combines all the elements that fire me up: great writing, working with wonderful people, and learning about someone else's world.

Where are you?
A loft in Downtown Los Angeles. There's a door to the bathroom and a door to the closet. Open spaces rock.

Where are you from?
I was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Olympia, WA. When asked, I say I'm from the Northwest. I love being from the Northwest. I also love dodging the question that's often really being asked. "No, where are you from?"

What do you do?
When I'm acting, hopefully I'm helping to create other people, other lives, other worlds that audiences want to watch. When I'm coaching, I love watching other actors find what empowers them. When I'm helping my husband check our bees, I try not to get stung.

What I do in my day-to-day, is try to stay connected to the people, places and ideas that make life wonderful. Luckily, there are so many!

What are you all about?
I'm all about making the most of life. Sometimes, this is challenging, because there are a lot of elements that conspire against you. I've been fortunate in my line of work, but there's a need to almost constantly reinvent the wheel. That can be exhausting and/or exhilarating. So I've found that creating a rich, satisfying life outside of the business is vital. Because you know what? Life's too short. I'm all about trying to keep perspective and finding opportunities to laugh about all of it.

What makes you angry?
Entitlement. Willing ignorance. Satisfaction with mediocrity. Lack of imagination and compassion. Drivers who don't see me when I'm on my scooter. People who don't pick up their dog's poo.

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