Happy holidays (and holiday break) to you!
As it is the holidays, many actors take a break to visit family and loved ones, reevaluate, adjust, relax, and just take time for themselves. I notice a number of actors take breaks from class from Thanksgiving through New Years to rejuvenate and recalibrate themselves. After all, when you are an actor or artist of any sort, you are in business for yourself and sometimes you just need to take a pause.
It has been a tumultuous time for actors as well as the entire world. We have seen lots of changes, uncertainty, fear, anxiety, worry, and possibilities. It’s hard to come to the realization that some things are just not in your control. Actors understand this, as so much of actors getting work is not in their control. A lot of the training, marketing, and networking is in your control, but there is a certain, “letting go and trusting,” of your talent, the journey, and that you are on your path. The right path for you.
So, I congratulate you. If you’ve been reading my blog over the years, thank you. I appreciate you and it says a lot about you that you’re interested in continuing to learn about the work, about yourself, and other views and perspectives.
I have no advice for this month to give you, rather I’d like to acknowledge you. What you do is hard, requires a passion, a dream, and solid commitment.
My only comment is to say, take some time and take your break, a pause, celebrate yourself, be in gratitude, do some soul searching, and rest up for the new year. As you contemplate these thoughts over the holiday, enjoy yourself, give yourself a break, be there for a friend, family, or cause. You deserve it, you work harder than most of the others.
I wish you a happy, healthy, restful, rejuvenating, safe holiday.
See you all in 2022.