Sometimes you have these totally awakening moments that really make you take pause and think. I had one recently and it's been on my mind every day since.
My Chiari has been causing an increase in problems with my voice. I've always experienced my voice becoming hoarse more easily than most people, but these days it can take as little as 15 minutes to get there. There are days when I feel as though half of it is spent battling laryngitis. So I had someone say to me recently:
But didn't you study theater? I guess it's good that you don't do that for a living.
....RIGHT! The ah-hah moment hits! I made a very conscious decision when studying theater in college that being a working actor for my profession was not what I wanted to do. Although it's in my heart - it is a passion and an arena where I feel at home - I wasn't ok with the type of lifestyle I would have as a working actor (especially not one in live theater which is all I wanted to do). However, had I made a career out of acting, I would be in serious trouble right now with my voice! Let's see.. I could make a living in silent films...? Because those are popular in 2021.
This experience has forced me to find the silver lining of the path I chose professionally even though it isn't what I initially set out to do.
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