"There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any."
I just got home from a day of shooting a short comedic film called Lies We Tell, with some great people and one of my best friends in Studio 4 NYC. After spending all day shooting, I feel even more so rejuvenated and excited about all of the tremendous things that 2015 has in store for me. I opened up my Weebly to update my blog and I read the quote above at the top of the page. I sat there, re-read it a few times and really let it sink in. I mean, I woke up today and I had the opportunity to do something that I love, that drives me and I am so thankful for that.
In between shooting, auditions, taking acting and film classes, I am also writing and in pre-production for my first ever web series, "SHAW", which I began writing back in 2013. I am finally gearing up to bring those characters and that world to life and it's freakin frightening but I am thankful for that.
I am also thankful that I am surrounded by so many creative artists all of the time. I get to spend almost every day of the week either in a theatre or rehearsal studio or concert venue surrounded by people who are just as passionate about acting, film, theatre and music as I am. There's something magical and humbling about that experience, and I am honestly a glutton for it.
Lastly, I am thankful for that I have such a supportive family who encourage me to express myself and turn my dreams into a reality here in NYC.
There are times when I am feeling overwhelmed and frustrated that things aren't happening "fast enough" or maybe I am not good enough or maybe I should take a break and focus on something else. But then there are days like today that remind that there is only now and I have been so fortunate to be here in this moment as an artist. Seriously, the only thing that can hold me back, is myself and I refuse to let that happen.
Anyway back to work...