It's Valentine's Day today, and if you don't know how it all started, thank Danielle for all her research.
Tonight is the first Valentine's Day in YEARS where I do not have to work! Hooray! Movie Night at Glow and Perriwinkle's!
And even thought I might want to bah humbug the day, I really shouldn't.
One of the hardest things about being a Struggling Actress is erasing the prefix of that name. Can't I just be Actress? And the coaches and agents and managers all say the same thing, Put Yourself Out There.
Put Yourself Out There.
And some people believe it's through casting director workshops, while others believe it's postcards and constant submissions and updates.
But I think what one has to realize is that it really should be read as "Put YOUrself Out There." How do you put the You in the ether, hoping that it will culminate into some sort of fantastic coming together of You and The Right Project at The Right Time?
For me, it's this blog. I am putting myself out there for anyone who wants to read it, to know me,
On February 28, The Struggling Actress will have its First Bloggoversary. And although it started out of a need to feel a little bit more proactive about what I was doing here, it kept growing. Into tips for other actors, into a chronicle of the ups and downs and how I believe I did during auditions and callbacks, into a very supportive place where I can grumble and complain, or boast and rave and my followers, my cheerleaders, lend their point of view and congratulations.
I feel your love, my friends. I feel your love.
It's not every day a British News Reporter says, hey, your story is one I want to tell.
It's not every day you get an email from someone saying, hey, I saw your movie and I thought you were great in it.
It's not every day you get an email from someone saying, hey, I just found your blog, and I'm also a struggling actress and it makes me not feel so alone.
I feel your love.
I put MYSELF Out There, honestly not expecting anything in return, and am continuously amazed at your generosity.
I did not expect this. I didn't know this could happen. But here we are. Each other's Valentines. You chose me.