I would love to work in television, film, theatre, radio; basically anything in the entertainment industry. But I’ve always had a niggling feeling that the media industry isn’t as respectable an industry as law or education. Over the years I’ve thought about training in the Police Force or as a solicitor. Although I realised pretty quickly that I’m probably not tough enough, what with being scared of the dark and all that. And I constantly returned to this idea of working in TV.
Every time I see a drama, or a play or even go to The Bradford Media Museum, I just get so excited and I have no idea why. What could possibly make me want to jump up and down at the sight of bright lights and some technological stuff like the American girl in ‘Love Actually’ who finally kisses Karl? I don’t know. I don’t get it. But instead of doing what I ‘should’ do, I’ve decided, whilst I’m still at home, to just try new things, follow my jumping-up-and-down excitement over lights and cameras.
“All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Diary
My new years resolution was to try new things. I’ve joined a new drama class and although I thought beforehand, ’why the hell am I putting myself through so much anxiety?’, when I got in there it was incredible and I’m so happy I did it!
Ultimately you don’t get anything out if you don’t put anything in so I completely recommend trying something new – it’s really worth it.