In Yoga this morning, the instructor offered us the intention of "New Beginnings". He talked about the idea of renewal, and leaving behind patterns that don't support us anymore. I found this to be highly inspirational, especially considering the "New Beginnings" I have started to encounter in my life.
I am so busy tonight. My to do list is a mile long and almost all of the things on my list have to do with improving myself as an actress and person. I'll make this brief.
What a gift to have so many opportunities knocking on your door-- what a bigger gift to be brave enough to say "No" to things that directly oppose those opportunities and actively hold you back.
I am at a point in my career where I am getting direct offers for roles, finding success and settling in to my true self. To be clear, I have so many miles to go. So many more years of pounding the pavement before I'm a "Success". But I've also come so far. And now I'm at a precipice--I must leave behind things, jobs, people, who are actively holding me back from reaching the highest potential of my acting career.
What a place to be! I hope, years from now, I remember this feeling. I hope I remember the fear and the gratitude. And I hope I can successfully pass along helpful advice to aspiring actors who find themselves at their inevitable precipice---breathe into the New Beginnings! Hold on tightly. Let go lightly.