Have you ever wanted something so badly, in your life, that you would do just about anything to get it? Well that is how I feel about singing, acting and writing. This is my life’s passion, my life’s work. I feel I have been following a calling to achieve these dreams since early childhood. Life has had its ups and downs. I have traveled in many exciting directions. But there is only one direction that continues to grab my attention. That’s right, I am about to not walk, not run, not jump…to DIVE IN.
I recently resigned from a position as Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I spent a few years growing as a therapist and supporting individuals and families with their life’s challenges. It dawned on me after several life changing experiences; that there is no better time than the present, to pursue my dream full-time. You see, I tried the 50/50 approach. I wanted to do “all” of what I enjoyed. I thought I could be a counselor, actor, singer, mom, wife all at the same time. What I discovered is that this does not work for me. Something had to give. The most important role is being a mom, wife, friend and of course, a friend to myself. I needed to practice better self-care.
I’d encourage my patients to practice better self-care and support them in pursuit of their highest good. However, I found myself questioning if I had done the same. Over the past few years, I have auditioned for commercials, sang for contests and submitted for roles. However, this was sporadic and time constrained. And so with that being said, I am choosing a new direction. It is time to DIVE IN!
From now on, this blog will chronicle my “diving in” to the unknown seas of the future. What I do know for sure is that I have a clear vision. What I don’t know is how this vision will come to fruition. I am letting go of a desire to know the outcome, to control the situation because I realize I can only surrender to a higher plan. Yes, it will be work on my part and I do believe in free will. But when you are doing work you love; it’s not really work. I realize that I will be doing a majority of the change making.
Buckle your seat belts, and come along for this journey I’m about to embark upon. It will begin here in Winter Park, Florida.