5 months ago, while I was struggling to decide whether to stay at my full-time position or let go and pursue my dreams, my friend suggested that I should just start a Youtube channel (and keep my job). It felt right. Why leave security and chase after something so uncertain? I decided to leave my job and just go for it! But even then, I didn't have any motivation to start a Youtube channel. There are a lot of people watching, and comments can be plain mean. I was scared. What if they tell me I suck?
On Friday, January 4, we started classes at The Barrow Group Theatre after a short winter recess, and bam, we are going to start what I was most afraid of: Shakespeare and monologues! Lee Brock (an amazing womyn and teacher, btw) told us to write down six of our favorite monologues. Everybody busted out their pen and paper and began to write--like they had it in their back-pocket all along. I struggled. I only have three somewhat memorized, and I barely remember the title of the play/solo show. It was a wake-up call. I knew I had to do something about it... and what can force me to do it time and after time? Starting a Youtube channel! (being public makes me more diligent/motivated)
If you want to follow my journey as an artist, subscribe to the channel. I might suck the first few times, and I know it. You can tell me I suck, or give me constructive criticism. Whatever you think, just be honest and tell me--it's all a part of the learning process. I might cry in my sleep, but at least I know I'll grow as an actor. So... thanks for watching in advance, and I hope you enjoy. :)