This was technically supposed to be my first Medium post. Oh well. As I was posting, I found a whole slew of posts I missed from my 1st blog post. I was trying to honor where I started and whoops. In order to clearly understand, it’s best to read these in this order. It’s almost like reading chapter 4 then jumping to 15 lol. This is like a journal of my school days. But I did enjoy this audition.
It started out with going to an audition that I had no intention of going to in the first place. The next thing I knew I found myself signing up, entering the auditioning room, and giving it my all. I enjoyed that moment, and that audition will always be my miracle baby.
Most people would find the costs of Actors, Models, Talent (AMTC) very expensive. I did not let the costs intimidate me at all. In my young life I learned that you get what you pay for, and investing in yourself is a must. Instead of being scared about the things I don’t know about, I’m running after the things I don’t know about. Its a goal of mine to get stronger in my weak areas, taking the new information I’m learning and applying it. It’s transforming me to do so.
I’m not a blogger, but I find myself writing blogs. Like this.
I even challenged my mom saying hey, I’ll work on fundraising, budgeting, so I can do AMTC. I’ll set up skip a meals! Challenged accepted mommy!
I’m not a reporter, but a little unknown fact. I used to work for the Indianapolis Star, and during my Y-Press days, I used to research, write, and get my stories published. I also used to help find stories to write about. I’m tapping into that side of me once again.
I’m finding myself learning about PR and marketing, and I’m no expert in these areas. The day I decided to learn about the business side of the entertainment industry, was the day I changed. I’ve grown in ways I can’t describe. I can’t even begin to tell you how many people I’ve been in touch with, or how many webinars, seminars, or how many email lists I’ve signed up for. I tried to keep a list, but there’s no point in that, haha. The pieces are coming together. Just from wanting to know how to promote and market my AMTC Indie Go Go Campaign.
I’m taking control of my destiny and taking ownership of my career. Holding myself accountable, writing goals down and following through I can’t begin to tell you how much writing things down and having goals are keeping me on task.
I know enough about PR to write a press release, I know how important it is to learn about the business side of entertainment. I know how valuable marketing is. I’m researching specific marketing areas. From an acting side of things, I’m starting to see things from a casting director’s and agent’s It’s a every day learning experience. I work on my career everyday.
I’m wearing a lot of different hats and gaining knowledge in areas that I least suspect to push my career to the next level.
I can’t wait until the day I pay the people who are experts in these fields.