Sam @CUSP Conference 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chasing the Dream...Day 142

I didn't get a part (understudy) in Kwame a River 2. It would've been fun. So, I am bummed. But, rejection is part of the game! You either play it or get the h#ll out of it. It's never easy to take, but you start getting used to it after a while. Auditioning is doing wonders for me. I have done a lot of auditioning this spring/summer 2009. It is really helping me grow as a performer and a person. I am in a constant battle with my shyness and this is helping my endeavor to get rid of my inhibitions and be me-no matter what! It's my therapy.

The last seven days have been really intense. I did a comedy show, attended a poetry gig (although I didn't read yet), attended an audition on the weekend, went to another audition two days later and had a callback tonight for RENT. I am not sure how I did. I feel okay about my performance. I am trying to get out of comparing myself to other auditionees because you never know what the director is looking for. I did my best and that's all I can do. It's all experience and I am happy to have had a callback and to have another auditon under my belt to help me for the next audition. I will let you know what happens either way.

I have completely given up on my internship because waiting on them to make up their minds was becoming a hinderance. I have a feeling I will have the opportunity to move on soon. I am working on five months and it's about that time to leave.

I am really working on being more positive these days! One huge factor in that is getting rid of any negative energy-which I think I have done as I said in previous blogs. I think those negative people are out of my life. I am excited about the future and I can't wait to see what happens as this year progresses and comes to an end.

My book illustrations are coming along! Very exciting! I will keep you updated.

Anyway, if you know of any auditions coming to the Michigan area, please let me know. I need to keep it going!

I am exhausted so I am going to bed now.

xoxo

Sam

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