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.

39 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry, Morning! I totally understand! I've been in a few plays and that seems to happen to me as well. I love how you included a message in this post. There will always be better bloggers, better photographers, better actors, etc. But if we can try our very best with whatever we do, that's all that truly matters.❤

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    1. Aww, that's all right! It hurts a little, but I'm still hopeful about whatever is held for me in the future. Ever since December nearly everything I've been trying to aim towards-- signing up for clubs, winning tournaments, etc.-- have all seemed to backfire on me. It can't last forever, right? ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  2. Gosh, I feel ya. I'm a huge musical theatre girl, but I've never landed a decent role. N.E.V.E.R. But I guess we'll both just have to keep trying, huh?
    xoxo
    Grace Anne
    http://totallygraced.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, we totally have to keep aiming! I'll pray that you land a decent role in the near future, Grace! :)

      xoxo Morning

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  3. Wow, this struck a chord in me. It is such a GREAT reminder, to let jealousy get you down. Thank you, Morning xxx.

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    1. No problem, elisabeth! For quite some time now jealousy has been something I've been attempting to tackle down and learn more about-- I need to let go of it.

      xoxo Morning

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  4. I'm so sorry Morning! It can be hard when you're fighting so desperately for something you want but you're just not getting the results you hoped for! Keep trying! I know that with your intelligence, your kindness, and every other awesome quality that you are an amazing owner of, you will do it! Life may surprise you! It sneaks up behind you and surprises you with many things!

    This advice was amazing! I admit, that when I was first blogging I was thinking "WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?! Where are my followers!?" But now that I have been blogging for a while and have gained quite a lot of followers (27 to be exact!) that they don't matter! Sure, it's nice when you gain followers but if you have only 1 or even 0 it doesn't matter! What matters is your content!

    Thanks for this, Morning! Thank you!

    Xoxo

    (PS. I know they don't really make a difference to a blog in general but it's nice to gain some! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON REACHING OVER 200 FOLLOWERS! *THROWS A HUGE CELEBRATION PARTY AND DISCO IN BEDROOM FOR MORNING!*

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    1. Just read my comment and fainted at the length of it! It's flipping longer than my posts! Sorry! Xoxo

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    2. Oh my goodness, Miss Internet, you never fail to make my day! You are super sweet!

      Are you kidding? It took me forever to get to thirty followers, more than a year, and you've accomplished so much in several months! But then, I was a blogging hermit before I finally opened myself to the blogging world.

      xoxo Morning

      (P.S. Haha, thank you! *JOINS IN ON DISCO PARTY*)
      (P.P.S. I'm a huge sucker for long comments, so you don't have to apologize! :3 )

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  5. I agree with Eve, Morning. Thanks for the encouragement. <3

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    1. You're welcome, Cally. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  6. Yes, yes, yes. I'm so sorry, Morning. With the amount of effort you put in though, I'm sure your lead is coming. Wonderful and encouraging post- I really needed it today, so thank you.

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    1. I'm so glad that this was encouraging to you. I really hope a lead comes soon, but if not, it's understandable. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  7. I have the same problem in musical theater. I have never gotten a lead! Always the small parts:( I feel for you, Morning! <3 I needed this today!

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    1. It's okay, Clara-- we'll get those leads someday! :) We just have to pray and see what He has in store for us.

      xoxo Morning

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  8. I know how ya feel, girl, except since I'm not in theater, I pretty much feel this way about my entire life.

    Sometimes I'll hop on my mom's Facebook account and cruise the accounts of kids from my old public school, and feel inferior--they're all so pretty now, they've got so many friends and have so many hobbies. Sometimes I text old friends and learn that they have jobs and new fun things they're doing and trips they're taking this summer. And then I turn and look at my life and see that all I ever do is watch Netflix and eat junk food and complain about my acne and that I won't be able to go on another trip for years as we don't even have enough money to keep living in our house...it sometimes makes me really sad. And that's when I go eat junk food and watch Netflix :P

    But, seriously, that's unhealthy, so I've started volunteering and looking for work and just trying to prepare myself to have a good future. Because the present might suck, but that mean the future has to.

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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    1. **That doesn't mean the future has to suck (what the heck that was like a major typo which both made me look like an illiterate human being and changed the entire meaning of the sentence. I need help.)

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    2. Olivia, first off,you don't need help. What you need is yummy food. *gives food*

      Secondly, I totally get you on feeling inferior to everyone else at school-- I'll go to school or on Instagram and be like, "Whoa, they're taller and seem to do a lot more interesting things than do." I'm sorry to hear that your situation seems to be on the downside, too. It's not fun.

      Working to the better future is one of my mantras, man. Sometimes I work my butt off every day to the best of my abilities but feel absolutely unappreciated, wondering if all of the hard work I'm putting into what I am doing right now is ever going to pay off. Some day, it will. Hoping for too much can sometimes hurt in the future (thus the reason why I get disappointed in life so many times) but it's not a bad thing to have. :)

      xoxo Morning

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  9. This is so, so true. It's so much more important to focus on what we have rather than what others have and what we don't. I always find it valuable to remember that I shouldn't be comparing "the middle" of my journey to the "ending" of someone else's. God's got this, and I'm right where I'm supposed to be =)

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    1. Yeah, we have to trust God, definitely! We may seem to be behind everyone else at the moment right now, but perhaps in the future, things may be different. It's all up to Him. ^.^

      xoxo Morning

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  10. This is so true and encouraging :)

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    1. Thank you, Lauren! I'm glad you see it in this light. :D

      xoxo Morning

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  11. Honestly such a great post; such valid points. One day all your practicing will pay off and you'll land a major lead role. ^-^

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I really hope so, too. Better keep trying to improve at the moment, though!

      xoxo Morning

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  12. I struggle with this feeling of jealousy and such as well. Because the world holds better dancers, bloggers, and fashionistas, I could stay in a constant state of jealousy, but then I have to remember that God places me here and now for a reason, even if I can't see the reason. I failed an audition for a ballet program that I really wanted into, but that missed audition only lead to another opportunity that I love even more in New York! Trust God, He never fails. (p.s. expect an email from me soon.)

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    1. I tried your contact system and it didn't seem to work. If you could message me your email or email me at hannahgirl06@gmail.com that would be great!

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    2. I still haven't fixed up the contact system... I should probably go and do once I'm done commenting on all of these un-replied comments. ^.^

      Jealousy is such a foe, it really is. And it really stinks too; theatre isn't the only place where I can relate to your ballet audition. But I'm glad that He has led you onto a great path, to New York! He never does fail, yes.

      xoxo Morning

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  13. I hope you land a lead part soon :) When put effort in, you get something out :) I get this post, because there have been many times when I've looked back and wondered why I didn't take a chance or think about the what-ifs. Wonderful post :)

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    1. Thanks, Opal! I hope so too! Yeah, what-ifs... my life used to constantly always be like that, when I was younger, but I had to learn quickly enough that we should go through life doing so much rather than going through life and wondering what could have possibly happened if it was taken on a different, more dreamish (I don't know how to put that into words well; it's the only word that's coming to my mind at the moment to describe it) route.

      xoxo Morning

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  14. I really understand this feeling. Recently I was the only one turned down for a Shakespeare acting group when I thought I hadn't done that bad. It's tough to be rejected, but learning a lesson from rejection is perhaps more valuable than receiving a bigger part or role in something.

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    1. I'm sorry that you had to endure that, Oakstar! When I read that I didn't get into the Wizard of Oz, a play I auditioned for before I left for Disney, I was crushed too. I'm still dealing with the what ifs if I hadn't missed the dance audition two days later when I was at Disney. Rejection is quite a good lesson. It stinks to learn it, but there's this one quote that I read that kind of is similar the situation, going something along the lines of this: "Your newest teacher is your last mistake." It's a good quote to keep in mind.

      xoxo Morning

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  15. This is such a great post! I TOTALLY understand what you're going through. My best friend is an amazing actress, and always gets lead roles. I'm really happy for her, of course, but I still feel a little sad because I always put everything I have into musical theatre ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Same, same, same! I'm so glad you sympathize. It'd be really cool if a bunch of bloggers came together who all have a passion for theatre and kind of make up a play edited together and finally make on final project! Hehe... gosh, my ideas sometimes. It would be nice if that did happen.

      xoxo Morning

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  16. This is such a fantastic post, which depicts such an inspiring message.

    Best of luck with your practising - I'm almost certain that it will pay off in the future.

    Kate
    www.theteenaspect.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Kate! ^.^ I hope it does. This has been something that's been on my mind for quite some time now, so I thought it would be the right time to finally go on and write about it.

      xoxo Morning

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  17. Beautiful post! Very inspiring, thank you!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm so glad that this inspired you, waterunderthebridge!

      xoxo Morning

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  18. This is so inspiring! It's honestly the best advice for trying to reach a goal ... I think many people can say the same. :)

    Shine on,
    GirlRadio

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  19. Hi Morning/ Abbie!

    I am the sister of Edie Rose and was wondering if you could design my blog.


    Iris

    -helloworlditsmeIris

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