I’ve gotten REALLY good at trusting God.
The life of an artist can be a scary one at times but when you are truly walking in alignment with your dreams, it’s almost as if you’re on the highway at midnight: there is no traffic when your own lane.
I was putting all of my energies toward returning to Los Angeles after STARZ Survivors Remorse wrapped in Atlanta but I have been trusting God to guide me and He has been working overtime. I decided because I was returning to LA not to leave one stone unturned in Atlanta. Let me give myself over to all of my resources here. It’s easier said than done, but how many times do Florida residents go to Disney World? How many times do Georgia residents visit The Coca Cola museum? How many New Yorkers have been to the Statue of Liberty? When you live somewhere and you think you have an infinite amount of time, it can be easy to overlook things that many visit JUST to experience.
I’ve been praying for people to come into my life that will help me. I also pray to always be a blessing to others. Within the last month, people have been showing up in my life that will help with my career. One of my friends invited me to a small awards ceremony last week. I said yes. When we got there, the executives being awarded invited us out to afterhours spot. Even though my feet were throbbing, I was tired, and had to work in the morning, I said yes. That night I met prominent casting directors, film executives, producers, etc. It’s quite remarkable and I know it’s a result of nothing but prayer and saying YES when the blessings arrive.
Within my last post, I wrote about standing with the cast of Survivors Remorse as first team. When I wrote that post, I had not been cast but I wrote it like I was expecting to. And I was expecting it. And it happened. My focus is now on building more credits while I’m in the Atlanta market. I love the shows that Jupiter Entertainment is producing and I really would love to work with Tyler Perry Studios. I enjoy his work, admire his work ethic, and would love to be associated with OWN. I have been auditioning on the TPS lot more and more and I know that God is prepping me for the perfect role. To add works to my faith, I’m attending a workshop with one of his casting directors over the weekend. The early bird registration was discounted but happened to be due the same time as the rent. Paying that money and writing a rent check at the same time was not only an uncomfortable struggle, but it was nearly impossible, but I knew this was the perfect opportunity to get feedback on how to book at TPS. I know I will receive feedback for when I land the role because this is the person who works with every actor locally cast for TPS. That feedback is worth missing some meals, forfeiting some outfits, sacrificing some gas, putting off some things. So I said yes. Immediately following, she has lent her space to me to hold a table read for my latest brainchild, which really will end up paying for the workshop itself.
I guess the point I’m getting at here is to say yes to your own dreams and goals. Add works to your faith and watch God build your yellow brick road while you’re walking on it. The road to success is always under construction, we’re always going to hit some bumps, maybe some dead ends but we have to keep moving. And when you are truly walking in alignment, it’s like being on the highway at midnight. Say yes.
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