12 June 2015
Go Out and Do Something
Life has a way of smacking its lessons right on your face.
Recently I received a text from one of my friends from an old production saying that she got a lead part. I was super ecstatic for her of course, because she has been vying for a lead for quite some time now, but simultaneously I've been feeling kind of left behind. Except for probably two others, everyone from this old production already received a major speaking role, if not a lead.
There's probably tons of factors to why I haven't yet landed a major role. I'm short, I haven't gotten much experience with the company, people don't know me well... It doesn't matter. I'm not ungrateful for the roles I have gotten, even if they are small, because I've learned so much and the directors who have chosen me made me feel like I can do something, to take on a newcomer.
It would be a nice change to land a lead. There are two instances where I did land a major part, but my parents said I had to drop out of the production both times because of vacation issues, making me wonder everyday, "What could have been?"
For the time being, I'm practicing. I've been going to musical theatre classes on the weekends and when there is nothing left to do in my house, I search up monologues and recite them. I listen to all kinds of music and sing. I even lay on my back singing through the scales "goo goo, ga ga" and make facial expressions in the mirror.
It doesn't seem like I'm doing much now, but it is better then sitting around and doing nothing.
Let me turn the tables and talk about you, because I know you may be experiencing the same thing, too. There is probably something that makes you feel behind everyone else. You can take blogging as an example. There's a new blogger who already has more followers in two months then you've got all together in half a year and a much better camera than you. This new blogger blogs about the same range of topics that you do. You're sitting, dumbfounded, thinking, "Huh? I've been putting in my everything but it hasn't been leading me anywhere."
Look, there is always going to be someone that seems like they are much ahead of you. Don't let envy and anger work against you to make you drown. Instead of giving up and thinking, "I won't ever be as good as them," practice and try your best. Work until your idols become your rivals, in a sense.
Wondering how to take better photographs for post? Search up how to take better photographs. Scraping the bottom as to what to post? Use the world around you-- or Pinterest, if you can't get out of the house. But don't obsess over your follower numbers, because it will affect you negatively. The point is, try your best and do what you can now because later, if you wait patiently enough, it will pay off, like the band class.
In middle school, orchestra (my class) was allowed to put our instruments away two minutes before the bell everyday, whereas band had to play through the bell. Two minutes is a small amount of time, but over the course of the year, band's performances actually sounded more organized, and all because they put in two minutes more of rehearsal time.
Want to do something and actually make a change of what's going on in your life right now? Do something. Because if you don't do it now, you may, in the future, be wondering what could have happened.