Sam @CUSP Conference 2015

Monday, October 18, 2010

Chasing the Dream...Day 571 (Nobody Said It Would Be Easy) & Clip

Here's a cool article I wrote for AOL for Halloween. Check it out!

Nobody said that chasing my dreams as an artist/media mogul would be easy and I'm glad they didn't because I would've slapped them. LOL. Just kidding. Seriously, it has been really hard for me lately to hang in there. But, of course, I will.

I have applied for hundreds of writing and other jobs, internships and tried to freelance for almost every print media outlet in Michigan. A couple of them have provided me the opportunity to expand my portfolio and use my writing talents. But, most have not even responded to my emails. I have now decided to broaden my horizon which means actually showing up at these places to drop my resume off in person and even pursuing one of my media dreams of being an on-air talent for a radio station. I want to know everything there is to know about media! Like I always say I want to be Michigan's Oprah and expand from there. My media conquests also include performing. I love comedy! I love singing and I adore acting as well.

Right now, I feel as if I am at a stand-still. It would be a dream to work at one publication, one radio station, one TV station and put my heart and soul into that for a while instead of having my attention scattered because I am trying to eat.

I am considering going back to school either to learn about digital media, since the world has become almost completely digital, or taking up something in demand just so that I can pay my bills and hope for the extra time to pursue my passions for art and writing.

It's so hard to stay focused on the art and dreams when your ends aren't meeting. It's so hard! It gets really lonely when you have a dream and you are working your butt off but no one is calling or emailing you. But, I still believe that dreams come true and I will continue working really hard. I am an excellent multi-tasker so I know how to keep pushing while fighting back tears.

All you dreamers out there keep dreaming...we'll make it!



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