Taking the Leap
When I was in middle school, I became known as the “theater girl.” Of course, I was in theater class for 7th and 8th grade. It also helped that I carried around the song book for the musical “Wicked,” convinced I was going to be the next Elphaba.
Looking back on that time in my life, I realized that the reason I was known for my love of theater wasn’t just because I was in theater. It’s because I made that love known and I took every opportunity to show it. During every audition, I would be the first one on stage. I learned as much as I could about the industry that I was falling in love with. I talked about the latest shows with anyone who would listen.
I knew what I wanted and went after it. I was fearless.
As I got older though, I started doing this less and less often, convinced I wasn’t good enough.
I was still focused on my dreams. I worked on my craft as a writer and developed some connections in my local film industry to become a script supervisor part-time. However, I was still scared to make any leaps, to take any outragious jobs that would cost me my day job, or go outside the comfort zone I had built myself.
Over the past few months, I have been working to change that. I have started taking leaps, going freelance to work on a TV show, more feature films, and promoting myself as a screenwriter.
It has been very difficult for me. The person that I have become over the last few years isn’t big on asking for help or for work. I take what I’m given and work with it. I am so grateful, though, to have such an amazing man by my side, a wonderful family, and great friends who have shown their support and belief in me over the last few months.
This blog is to share my journey as a writer in film as well as a place I can share my daily life. I will also be writing content on my thoughts about films and movies (although I may be posting these in other areas too).
I am so excited to be sharing my journey with you all and can’t wait to see what it has in store. Watch as I discover my “Write Mind!”