I guess this life is bittersweet. You spend your entire life, working for a dream, a dream that only 3 years ago seemed unreachable… I had .86 cents when I booked vampire diaries (in my savings account) I didn’t expect to get the role, let alone stay on the show. I didn’t even get a bed until 6 months into it because I thought that good stuff didn’t really happen to a kid like me. Not to be a downer, I didn’t mind it, but at that point I always and only knew the hard way. I found out (via twitter) that I got nominated for a TCA. I was so excited and most of all shocked. I don’t think I’m going to win, by any means… I didn’t think I was going to win last time I went, but I went anyways, to meet the fans that were hanging out at the barriers… because I used to be behind those barriers and I thought even going would just be so cool. Come to find out within a few hours, I’m getting hate tweets from fans of my real life best friend Candice about why should I have gotten nominated, like I control it. I don’t even know how to respond to that. I moved like everyone else to Atlanta, away from my family to shoot this show, we all spend hours a scene to break it down. It kinda bummed me out. No one wants Candy to succeed more than me. She’s the most beautiful person in the world. I love her so much and anything I even get nominated for I’d share with her anyways. She’s incredible and fuck yeah she should’ve been nominated, so should Sara Canning… but I don’t run anything. We are a team of actors that rely on each other for a great scene, a great moment captured. I’m happy even one of us got nominated, I don’t care if it’s me or someone else, I really don’t. But don’t tweet me negative shit, because it takes my attention away from the people that really matter. I can take critism, but just messaging me about something I have zero control over is just hurtful. So stop. This is the only award show where the fans have the power, use it well.