I used to tell people that you have to love acting so much that you would be willing to pursue it your entire life, giving up much of everything else that most people consider normal life to pursue it. And that you could be happy even if you never made it just knowing that you gave it everything you had because it’s the only thing that would ever make you happy, even if you ended up old and broke.
That concept gets a lot harder to reconcile the older you get that I can tell you.
And within that framework, there are some factors beyond your control. For myself, for instance, the reality of my age means I cannot have the career that I thought possible 20 years ago. But within that framework of what you love, you can still achieve your goal to be in the ballpark of what makes you happy.
That is I think; I’m still not there so I cannot say that unequivocally.
Acting – When It’s Not So Easy
Unless you are fortunate enough to hit it right away, have family connections, or have a trust fund, pursuing the creative arts can be one of the most challenging things you can do in life.
Most come to “Hollywood” with big dreams, and the majority never make it, eventually moving on the “regular” life. For those that can’t move on to regular life and stick with it to the end, win or lose, it can be quite taxing.
This is one of the reasons I am starting The Hollywoodland Podcast. To explore the stories of people that stuck to it and overcame the obstacles.
I very much look forward to bringing those stories to you. In addition to the day to day stories of those that have passed that hump long ago.
However, I am also one that has my own personal aspirations.
In the next few weeks, I am considering taking on a project that may delay the launch of the podcast. If I do, I will definitely use the project experience to add to the podcast mission.
I will keep everyone informed of the decision and the project if I move forward with it.