Never Give Up! This is one of my all time favorite mantras. I’ve encountered many situations in my life where never giving up has created more opportunities!
One of the most significant examples of this is my life now. Although I don’t like discussing my present career objectives, it is pertinent.
I can remember ONE of my dreams as a kid, around the age of 7 or 8, wanting to be on an actor on a Nickelodeon show called You Can’t Do That On Television. Although, I was living in the midwest and had no connection to entertainment, I had this incredible desire to be on television.
As I type this blog I am reminded of the times that I would act out commercials, or recite lines from television shows! (I’m smiling from ear to ear, so cheesy.)
I was given the opportunity to be in a film, (Light It Up) back in 1998, that reignited my entertainment desires, but only for a brief moment.
I revisited the dream of entertainment, when a friend and I decided to create/write content together in 2006. However, attempting to step into the world of television and film proved to “confusing” so I slowly lost motivation.
After I suffered the loss of a very close friend due to illness in 2008, my pursuit of entertainment was reignited. As strange as it may read, I wanted to turn that loss into something positive, to spread a message of information and hope, and I came to the conclusion that the medium of television or its’ derivates would be the way to do so. So since 2009 I have been pursuing/living one of my dreams of working in entertainment. (Wow, seven years!)
Once I had a clear focus on my objectives, embraced my truth, and sought to find a way, I was able to witness opportunities present themselves to me. I’ve also committed to working continuously at my pursuit. Although it hasn’t been easy, I am thankful that I did not entertain the option to give up!
No matter what you may encounter in life, know that there are options if you look for them. This I KNOW FOR SURE! So please do us all a favor and NEVER GIVE UP!
be encouraged. be inspired. be resilient. be amazing. just be.