About this time last year i started getting the acting bug down here in LA. I mean to be honest i had the acting bug my whole life. I always dreamed of being a movie star and being in the limelight. But that's where that idea always lived, in my dreams. Minus a few drama classes here and there, I never let that dream live anywhere but inside my own head. I didn't even dare share my crazy idea with anyone but myself. That is until I moved to Hollywood.
my seventh grade drama class picture
When I moved down here I was surrounded with people perusing their own dreams, many of them actually booking jobs and making money on their wild & crazy dreams (who'da thunk?!). And that was a phenomenon I have never actually witnessed in person before. To me making money off your dreams was something i had only read about or saw on TV, i had never actually seen anyone pull it off.
Even after all my years of watching Oprah and hearing "do what you love" I never could fully figure out how to put that concept into fruition in my own life. For some reason I felt guilty perusing my own selfish dream. And for whatever reason I was somewhat embarrassed to admit I wanted to be an actress. So instead I choose the path of becoming a teacher. And teaching was a good choice for me because educating and inspiring people is something I am truly passionate about, but unfortunately a teaching career did not fulfill all my desires.
My passion & love is truly in the fantasy world and in the make believe. I believe in the romantic, the wonderful and the impossible. Acting my way to play pretend, and share my fantastical ideas, as well as my real life emotions i have faced. As much as I love it it, acting is not easy for me. It's hard and it hurts. And it makes me feels awkward and uncomfortable; but the thrill and adrenaline rush i get from nailing scene is one of the best feelings i have ever had. So far acting class has been the best therapy i have ever had in my life. I am so happy i finally let my dream of being an actress out of my head and let my dream enter the real world. It's amazing what can happen when those dreams in our heads meet reality.
Dreams are thoughts and feeling we should never be ashamed of and should never hold in. Think how amazing our world could be if we all filled it up with our dreams? I mean, I don't know about you, but I would sure love to live in a dream filled fantasy world. And that's what i'm doing here in Hollywood; making my dreams a reality. What are you doing to today to make your crazy dreams come true? Even if it's just thinking about it, writing about it or (if you dare) share it (them) with someone will a make that dream just a bit closer to reality. And don't ever be silly like me and think it's selfish to peruse your own dream. Think about any person you look up to or anyone that has changed the world (big or small), and what if they had kept their to their selves?
Happy Tuesday and go dream away!! I will!!