✒️📄✨When I was 13, I told my mom I wanted to tell stories on TV. She thought I was going through a phase and blurting out random job occupations that didn’t require a college degree. In her defense, I spoke with a Japanese accent and people like me weren’t on American TV... but I’ll save that for another post. :) So like any 90s kid, I waited for the dial-tone and AOL-ed: “Steps to be an actor” and “how to work in show-business”. AOL and the yellow pages were the best resources back then, as well as those posters at the mall that claim they can make you an actor - please don’t fall for that- but I am eternally grateful for their contribution and for the lessons learned. But I digress...with the help of AOL, I created a mailing packet to 42 agents with a cover letter and my B/W headshot stapled to the back of my resume. I was hopeful and somewhat naive that an agency would see my mail, lose their shit and sign me.
Zero response. <🦗🦗🦗> It definitely felt awful, especially in a industry where patience isn’t a valued mindset and the “ready, set, go” syndrome is all too common. And I feel keenly how the lessons have changed the arch of my own life forever in ways that i am only now discovering.
So big thanks to God! For nights I prayed for direction and felt unsure ♥️ And gratitude to those who have shared their stories and knowledge with me over the years. “Focus on the work. The rest will follow”. #FocusYourEnergy #TellYourStory #OwnJourney