No matter what.
I have at any given time two or three possibilities in front of me. If I’m not working as an actress or model it’s because I’m not happy with the casting and I turn it down. So one of these days the right one (or ones) will come along and I’ll be more visibly successful than I am right now.
But, that doesn’t mean I should forget those who are supportive of me, and what I have right now that’s enabling me to go after my dream. As far as I’m concerned a person should remember where you come from.
My dream gig right now is a part in a movie production that allows me to learn more about my craft and show my talent at the same time. And there are a few of them now that I may be auditioning for, so who knows?, my moment could be right around the corner.
I love acting. It’s been in my blood since I was born I believe. I can still remember the first time I walked out onto a stage. I was 6 years old and playing one of the kids in a department store for a Christmas show we were making in school. I recall the stage so well. It was old. The building was built back in the 1920s. And the old wood floors creaked like crazy when stepped on. I thought the sound of it was so cool. I still do. And the old red velvet that had been donated by a local theatre group was dusty, musty and had the distinct smell of age about it. Also very cool. If I close my eyes I can remember it as if I were back there again, in 1963.
For a long time my dream was put on hold. Finishing school. Jobs. Marriage and kids. All of them were and are still wonderful. But they didn’t allow me to pursue my dream.
Going for it.
And now I’m the mom of grown children, and have a husband who supports my efforts and thinks it’s pretty awesome that I didn’t give up or sit around wishing. That’s fantastic and I love him so much for it.
I’ll always encourage others to do likewise – and chase that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s there. You will surely have to work hard, get your fair share of rejection, and no doubt endure the critics who think you’re crazy. But that’s OK. As far as I’m concerned if there is still someone out there calling me crazy I’m heading in the right direction!
Wish me luck!