Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Giving my all

I believe that by listening to other people's stories, we can grow in our own lives and open up to issues and wonders alike in the world. When I was in high school, my dream was to be a Broadway star and to be in the cast of major Broadway shows like "Wicked", "Sweeney Todd", "Rent", and so on. I thought this would be easy, because I always got the lead role in my high school plays, so I thought I was pretty darn good at acting and singing. I never took into account that only about 20 people would audition for the shows, and only about 3 to 4 people had talent and was passionate about theater. It wasn't until my senior year, when I attened the annual Thespian Conference with my school when heard a woman talk about her experiences in living in New York and being rejected from practically every show she auditioned for, I realized how difficult it was, and this lady had all the talent and personality in the world. It was then I realized I needed to work twice as hard to acheive my dreams and it won't all fall into my lap as it did during high school. I actually realized how difficult the theater business is the other day. On Thursday, I auditioned for the school play (at PVCC) "The Crucible". I thought I did pretty good and I thought I was going to get a call back. I never got a call back, and it hit me: I'm going to have to work my butt off to really make it in theater and to get a starring role in the musical "Sweeney Todd" (my all time favorite musical).
So now, due to those experiences and more, I have decided to give 120% effort in everything I do. There are days when I only want to give 50% of my ability, and those are also the days that I get wake-up calls and I put myself back into gear and get working twice as hard as I was before.


Lewis Jr. said...

You should totally pursue your dreams. See I just read about another persons experiences and I know how it goes when you try really hard and things don't turn out the way you want them to. However, for me it just means that I have to try that much harder to accomplish my goal. Remember the pain and use it for motivation to push you farther than you ever dreamed possible. Good luck!!!

Dr. V said...

Good for you Brittany! Knowing you have to work harder is even more fulfilling when you actually accomplish it.