I love New York.
Always have. Always will. First, as a tourist. Now, as a performer. I would love to work in the Big Apple as it is an amusement park for artists. The pantheon of stages, what with Broadway, theatre, film, TV and… Saturday Night Live. I won’t lie to you. It’s been a dream of mine since I was little to be on SNL. Whether it’s too late to become a cast member at this stage matters not. The point is I am finally willing to chase that dream.
And that’s not the only thing. Everything seems to be pointing to NYC for me these days. Without getting into it too much, I recently participated in a personal growth seminar in Toronto, where I met a few people from New York. Also, a monthly magazine I am subscribed to came in the mail, and the lead story was about New York City. Plus, the ringtone on my phone – when my agent calls – is Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind, featuring Alicia Keyes. I’m just saying.
Some may say this is complete bullsh!t, but I strongly believe that in life things happen for a reason. That I’ve met different people along the way for a specific reason (I once took an scene study acting workshop and my teacher is from NYC). That I made choices that have led to where I am today, whether they be negative or positive. So when a city like New York calls, however which way it calls, I listen. I’m open to thinking outside the box. I’m open to leaving my comfort zone. Open to taking risks. Professionally, I want to reach my potential, and what better way to do that than in the city that gave us Broadway. Personally, I’m hopeful to meet someone that touches and challenges me like never before, and with whom I can spend some quality time in the city that never sleeps…
So what? Now what? It’s time to focus. On me. Time to take care of me. It’s time to live. If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to ME… My move.
Start spreading the news. I’m leaving…
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