Friday, 18 November 2016

Lack of auditions, empty bank account, bills bills bills and being stuck in a none creative job are all reasons why we get down as actors.

Staying positive can be one of the hardest things to do within our industry and general life these days. However, it is the most important thing to do day in and day out.

We all have those friends that are negative, that constantly complain or always talk about others. We all have moments when we have misfortunes and upsets. And we all have issues to deal with outside of our acting careers.

But what you may of noticed is that 'we all' have them. There is no one that doesn't struggle on this journey called life. it is a complete roller coaster. But you know what roller coasters are fun. The highs, the lows, they all make you who you are.

One thing I have learnt in my short time I have been living is that time is very short and it is ticking away quicker and quicker the older I get. So I made a promise to myself that I am not going to be negative, I am going to do everything in my will to do what I want and that nothing, no situation bad or good, is forever so I am going to enjoy the process.

What does life actually mean within the scheme of things? Well the truth is it doesn't mean anything, but your journey sure does. 

Staying positive is easy, all I think about is that I am so lucky to be alive and kicking on this spinning ball of rock we call earth, within an infinite universe and the only intelligent life force that we know. How lucky and cool is that. Even if I can't pay that bill for a while, it doesn't get me down it will be sorted eventually. When I have to do promo to earn rent, I know that shift will end soon and I can do what I want again.

Life is about the journey you have, the way you enjoy it and the relationships you make.

Open your eyes to the good in the world right now actors. Smile, breathe and get on creating.

Have a great weekend.


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