June 21, 2017
My last week of work was so much fun! I put together a silly little video.
Here's to all of you who have been supporting my character for so many years.
See ya on the BIG SCREEN! (Fingers Crossed)
June 06, 2017
"You are Never to Old to Dream".
Seems to be my motto lately.
I will be taping my last few episodes at Days of Our Lives next week and then my adventure really begins.
I am excited to see what kind of light shines my way.
I am a big believer in "what you give out you will receive back".
So, as my daughter and I say to each other:
"I love you all the way to the moon, around Pluto, back zipping past the sun, all the way around the earth, TWICE and shooting right back to your heart".
Thank you for your love and support, always.
Cheers to the future!
February 17, 2017
"Dreams - Van Halen 5150"
I love that song. When my brother Todd and I were teenagers we used to go house boating with my parents and friends in Lake Powell, Arizona. For about 12 summers of my life my brother and I had the most incredible time on this lake and grew an amazing bond. When I was about 14 I can remember my big brother taking me out on our dad's boat. He would put the cassette tape of Van Halen 5150 in the player and we would take off during sunset when the water was glass, with the wind in our hair blasting "Dreams". Inspired to be whatever we wanted in that moment. It is one of the most freeing memories of my young life.
I tell you this story because I have recently felt that feeling again. Only slightly different in this time of my life. I'm older, I don't have a boat and my brother and I live in two different states, but I still have a dream. Ha! Like Sammy Hagar sings:
Reach for the golden ring
Reach for the sky
Baby just spread your wings
We'll get higher and higher
Straight up we'll climb
We'll get higher and higher
Leave it all behind
After 18 years of an incredible run as Nicole Walker on Days of Our Lives, I will not be returning this contract year. I have had such beautiful support from all of you who have loved to hate Nicole and then love her again. Nicole has been through a life not fully rewarded by some of your standards, but I have also been able to connect with you on personal levels. Although nothing is ever permanent and I never like to say never, it is bye for now. I will see you all in other places as other characters and I am excited for my journey. I leave you for now with the "Dreams" (Blue Angels) video to inspire YOUR dreams. Thank you Van Halen and Sammy for helping me fulfill my dreams.
January 12, 2017
Now that the New Year has begun, it is time to make a move forward. Of course, I am only speaking for myself, but if you want to jump on the train that’s solely up to you. If you are a spiritual person, this year marks a “new beginning” if you will. Well, so I heard. I like the sound of that. True or not true, I don’t care. I am going to go with true.
“Settle for More”. I am in the middle of reading Megyn Kelly’s book. I love career oriented, inspiring women who aren’t afraid to give back along the way. Who aren’t afraid that their job will be taken away from them because they helped someone else or fear taking any kind of risk in life. I feel like that is who I am or at least I have grown into my own skin…finally. I’m learning the power of “no” and understanding my value. I think as women, we forget to do that. We always do SO MUCH MORE. And most of the time, never ask for credit. This year…I’m asking for it.
This blog by no means is a rant or anything like that. Just the truth. I have been accused at times of being too direct or not filtering my opinion. That is true, but that is only to those who don’t want to hear what I have to say. I know when to hold back my opinion because it can only damage. I know when to send love and I know how to feel pain and cry because sometimes life can be cruel and I know how to apologize. But it is those times when after you get a really great cry in you use all your strength and values to pick you back up.
I know my previous blog talks about having humor and laughter to fight through your hard times and I mean that with every fiber of my being. We have the most difficult job as humans. Be strong, be gentle, hold your ground, hold your tongue, be loving, don’t be sarcastic, make people laugh…it’s crazy. We are supposed to balance all these things when we are put into a situation. Honestly, the thing I found that works the most is love. I put a giant bubble of love around my 5’9” body and deflect what I can. Sounds super cheesy, but it works. I think I have totally contradicted myself in this blog, but oh well! Ah, “The lady doth protest too much”.
Life seriously is a roller coaster and it will throw you for a loop when you least expect it. SO…with that…I make a toast to all of you…”Cheers, to this amazing journey ahead and to my crazy all over the place blogs”!!!
“I bid you adieu”. Until next time…
My New Years resolution for 2017!!! Love, laughter, love, laughter, love ~ Peace and love with lots of ambition! (The ambition part is an added bonus) Ha! Sounds funny, but like a lot of movies we watch, love and laughter gets us a lot further then fear. Look at Monsters Inc. for example. If you haven't seen it, monsters filter children's screams as energy to run their city. The monsters are naturally afraid of the children and can't touch them because they think they have some kind of radiation. Until one child sneaks in to the monster world with Sully and Mike Wasowski (my favorite) and they soon come to realize that the children's laughter generates waaaaay more power than screams. Simple lesson, right? Try using that everyday of your life. Use laughter in times of despair. Hardest thing to do. However, it causes a ripple affect. So, without me sounding preachy, that is my goal. Love, laughter, love, laughter, love!
I'm looking for new projects this year, which is why it's always good to keep your love and laughter strong. "Never give up! Never surrender!" (Galaxy Quest). As you can tell, I'm a movie quoter. They keep me laughing and while changing things in your life can be scary, I always have love and laughter to give me a big push! With that being said.....this is ME, sending ALL of YOU, big, warm, fuzzy hugs and kisses and may your cup of love and laughter runneth over! Bam! Happy New Year
November 26, 2016
Life will catch you by surprise when you least expect it.
Life will give you gifts, take them away and throw you in a new direction.
Life can speed up and slow down and if you don't catch on it will pass you by.
When I was young it was easy to allow negative situations to consume me. I found that I allowed my knee jerk reactions to dictate where I landed.
It took me falling at least 20 times, some falls much harder than others, to become who I am today. A confidant, independent, loving woman. I have chosen to leave my old reactive nature at the train station. I jumped on the next train and haven't looked back. I've applied my lesson's and brought only one carry-on item. Boy that makes traveling easier. Of course, this is all a metaphor for how I live my life now.
Those of you who have traveled in life will agree that traveling lighter is better. So, I apply that to my daily life and to my future. Much like if you are traveling with a child on an airplane and when the flight attendant speaks about the air mask device, the adult must put theirs on first before they can help their child. I believe if you don't help yourself first how can you help anyone else.
I love this ride. I have a new wave coming my way and I have no plans of letting anything or anyone change that. I know there is one thing you can always count on in life and that is "CHANGE". Most people are afraid of it, but those who are not are those who pave the way. My mana (spiritual quality) for the day: "Pave the way. You may be surprised how many follow".
November 09, 2016
"Ocean of Hope"
I just have to start with saying this is NOT a political blog. This is about sharing and self empowerment.
Everyone has a story.
Stories of joy, stories of pain, stories of clarity.
All stories make us who we are.
Sadly, everyone (including myself) has or will experience some sort of pain in their life. Some stories are more tragic than others. No one story is less valuable than another. Those who have surpassed the pain, the anger, the fear and sadness should share those stories to help others grow and to give love and hope. Communication and conversation is the beginning of overcoming odds. The first place to create that communication is in your home. (That's where I started). The peoples lives you affect on a daily basis are the lives that will be molded in your path.
With that being said, women have an incredible giving power. Many of our gifts and our light have been suppressed for whatever circumstances we are or have been in. However, women also have a supreme gift to love. When we work together instead of against we become a vast ocean of hope, confidence, inspiration and power.
Today it is time to turn the way we live as women around. Today it is time to change what society has taught us as children and succeed beyond our dreams. Today it is time to turn our sadness, agony and pain into strength. Today it is time to be inspired by women who have reached amazing success. Today is a time to ask for help. Today is a time to be the WOMAN you were born to be.
October 09, 2016
My name is Arianne (R-E-on) ZUCKER (Zooker) and I am a strong, independent, hard working mother, business woman and partner to a great man. I have grown to learn that the words of others cannot affect the value of my self worth or define the content of my character. How we treat one another, whether behind closed doors, locker rooms or face to face, should be done with kindness, dignity and respect. Unfortunately, there are too many people in power who abuse their position and disregard these simple principles and are rewarded for it. In understanding the magnitude of this situation, I choose to stand tall with self respect and use my voice to enrich, inspire and elevate the best of who we are as people."
August 08, 2016
"Everyday is Special"
There isn't one that is the same
If we live like the day before
Then stagnant will remain
If you find what's in front of you
Boring and mundane
Or perhaps it could be frightening
With little hope for change
Reach within to find the fight
To launch you past the pain
Forever will you feel such pride
As you carry your own flame
August 03, 2016
"What we do in LIFE, ECHOES in eternity"
July 26, 2016
Greatness begins when negativity ends!
If someone hasn't coined this phrase then I'm doing it TAH-DAY!
July 18, 2016
"After the Pasture"
In life, sometimes we need to find a way to put ourselves "out to pasture". Most horse people can understand the term when I say "out to pasture". Athletes (meaning horses) who compete regularly will be put "out to pasture" for two to three months...well... just to be a horse. It calms their minds and allows them to return back to their true nature before they have to turn back into athletes again and start prepping for the next year of competition.
That's where I've been living lately. "Out to pasture". Ha! It's an incredible place to live. Especially, when this is the first time I've ever done it. If you have ever just checked out in the middle of your crazy life, you are not alone. I was just there. Living in my environment. Off technology, for the most part and living a normal, non hectic life. I can't really explain it, but it was probably one of the most uncomfortable times of my life. Boy, was it necessary! I'm a busy person and I like to be busy. So I thought.
Now, the question is, why?
I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA...
Something just told me to put on the breaks. So, I am spiritual in my own way, but through this time while I was "out to pasture", I was reminded to be this:
"To be beautiful from the INSIDE. When the SOUL feels beautiful it GLOWS outward. It becomes a BEACON of LIGHT for those who can't see. LOVE your SOUL first so it can be a GUIDE for others". ~INSPIRE
Corny, I know. But I think there is a lot of truth to that. I'm just saying.
If you don't like it. I'm cool with that too.
Just be better. Daily. WHY NOT?
I leave you with this until my next exciting life revelation! Which probably won't make any sense. Much like this. However, if I put a smile on your face that's all that matters.
"To infinity and ... well you know the rest".