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A Millennial On A Misson

At the beginning of 2010, I enrolled in acting school and I was working two jobs. I wrote a letter to myself: I said that I wanted to create my own opportunities. It’s a rewarding feeling to see something you have written down actually come to fruition. I took the plunge in the last decade to quit my job and become a full-time artist. I have experienced many highs and lows in the last three years, but I always find something good out of every challenge.

I think a lot of us are seeking careers that offer financial freedom and independence to live in our truth while making a positive impact on society. I am grateful that I have been given the time and space to indulge in my creativity full-time. I know longer have to wonder what it’s like to be able to pursue your passion without a day job. I can celebrate and support others because I have accomplished one of my goals.

One word to describe the last decade is resilience! I have been resilient and re-invented myself throughout this process. I have been able to dance every time the music changed, and my movements have landed me in this spot that I am in today, and I believe it’s where I am supposed to be. In this new decade, I’m interested in creating innovative pieces that spark critical thinking and change with humor. As the future continues to evolve, it has left me thinking about how this will change human interactions and what art mediums and spaces can be used to preserve human connections. I plan to continue to use theatre and possibly film in the next decade. I’m excited about writing, performing and producing new content in this decade. What are you excited about?

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