Apparently Ray Charles did my hair that day.
Since I was a kid, I always knew I wanted to be a writer and have my hands on anything that could get me being creative and allow me to put my own spin on things, from writing to sketching my own designs to running around making up incidents then going to my family and my dolls to interview them about it. Barbie gave the best responses.
I also thought at some point I would be a part-time doctor and moonlight also as an ice skater….those two didn’t work out so well upon realizing that the thought of school for over four years made my stomach hurt and that I am also a fucking klutz.
Thankfully writing seemed to stick–it’s my outlet, my grounded place so to speak–to sit down and create a whole new world that I control and to be able to sit back and look at the finished product that can eventually be shared with people is a feeling I will never get over. It’s the true definition of a natural high to me.
Now that I’m
old as fuck older, I’m finally starting to really put my work and thoughts out there and actually put effort into pursuing my dreams of putting a stamp on the world of entertainment. Less partying/hanging out, more energy put into writing, building and networking. Eventually it will pay off.
Recently I got the wonderful opportunity to interview two of the cast members of the new show for Direct TV, Rogue, starring Thandie Newton, Joshua Sasse, and Leah Gibson. Why on earth was my goofy ass picked to cover this event is beyond me, but I didn’t want to mess up. I studied, I researched, prayed, everything I could do to make sure when I walked in the door I was prepared. Because no one wants to be THAT PERSON.
After shaking off some nerves, I went in with my questions, managed to speak English and not nervous gibber, shared a few laughs, not drool over Joshua Sasse and got back some positive feedback once it was all over.
I’ve had a few opportunities in the past to cover some things, but this one was definitely the biggest/most extensive thus far and certainly a driving force to keep practicing, keep pursuing and keep getting better.
If there’s something you are passionate about, DO IT–pursue it and be the damn best at it you can be. Basically:
And if you don’t get that reference, 1) Shame on you and 2) We’ll never be best friends and 3) Still pursue your dreams, go watch Mean Girls immediately and remember: