It took me a while but I finally got back around to believing in myself. For the past year and a half, I have been focused on becoming successful and being a part of a winning team. While I still believe those things are important and I was finding success, I realized that I would never be fully satisfied if I was not successful in the area in which I desired: entertainment. Just days before my birthday, I was laid off and never once did I question what I should do next.
I decided to do me.
I have been here before. I have experienced unemployment. I have figured out how to pay my bills without a traditional job. And more than ever, I am confident about my future. I went to LA to celebrate my life and upon my return, I was back on set as a stand-in for Survivor’s Remorse season 2. It was even more fulfilling than supporting the cast on Season 1. We were all grateful and energized to come back and pour ourselves into a new season. I look up to this cast and crew so much. I literally took notes while Tichina Arnold worked and begged to be on set even if I wasn’t being paid to stand-in. I have had the opportunity to work with directors Ali Leroi, Ken Whittingham, Pete Segal, Victor Levin, and the legendary Debbie Allen. Watching Mike O’Malley’s passion towards his work and how relentless he is about creating quality content is not only inspiring, but it in infectious. I can’t wait to create. I can’t wait to contribute my gifts, energy, and ideas to the universe.
Standing on my own hasn’t been nearly as scary as it has been in the past. I went back to substitute teaching when I wasn’t on set until school ended. Now, with one week left in the show, I have just one more thing to accomplish before closing this chapter and soaring on to new heights: making first team. I have written this dream over and over. I have prayed. I have meditated on it. I auditioned for it. And this week I can’t wait to again stand with the cast I have grown to love and respect. Season 2 of Survivors Remorse airs August 22nd on STARZ. Every episode is amazing. Stay tuned!
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