This past month I’ve had to make some BIG life decisions when its come to my career, union status and auditions. For starters, I found out that my identity had been stolen and because of it, was denied a loan to join @sagaftra.
This is of course extremely scary and frustrating, but an investigation is well underway to set things straight. It’s just another road block I have to conquer in order to keep moving forward, which I will! •
I also had to make the tough decision to drop my commercial reps and focus my energy 100% on my film career. I honestly hated doing commercials and was only in it for the money. I’m not a fan of the process or that my job is to “sell” a product. Ultimately, the commercial world didn’t spark joy (@mariekondo
) in my life and was pulling me away from doing what I really love. It’s scary to shut a door full of opportunities, but it’s important for me to fully nourish my film career and see how far I can grow up the tree of success. •
Lastly, I’ve stopped submitting myself for non-union and low-paying jobs. I’m at a point in my career where I’ve put in the work and have all the necessary tools to level up to that next stage. No longer am I going to feel ashamed to ask for more or be embarrassed to speak my worth. I’m in charge of my success and it’s about damn time I get out of my own way. I’ve let the fear that I’m “not good enough” hold me back for too long and I’m ready to move on.
Currently, I’m cutting together a new reel, updating my acting profiles, targeting casting director workshops, writing my dream film and once I’m officially in the union, will be submitting to higher level agents for representation. I have goals set. I’m determined as hell. And I’m ready to end this year stronger than ever! ✊
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