You've got the dream. To act, sing, dance, perform. Ever been brave enough to

@veromar (1458)
Argentina
May 6, 2009 5:19pm CST
actually act on it? It's not an easy thing to do that's for sure. When I was 16, I wanted to be an actor (this is a unisex term) so I packed up my stuff and moved to NYC. Being from a small midwestern town and not knowing a single soul. It was something I had to do. Gotta say, it was probably the single most terrifying thing I've ever done in my life! lol. I survived but I only lasted about a month. Too naive to get anything accomplished. I ran back home with my tail tucked between my legs, vowing that I would one day return to the Big Apple and it would NOT defeat me again! It took me about 15 years but I indeed made it back. First thing I decided to tackle was stand-up comedy. My very first night on stage was at the infamous Caroline's Comedy club in the heart of Times Square on Broadway. Talk about terror! But I did it. And I did it again....and again....and again. From there I segued into acting and eventually into directing. It was quite the ride and I'd do it again in a heart beat. Needless to say, life has taken me down a different path than that of entertaining, but I can say "I did it!" So what about you? Have you dared?
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
7 May 09
oh that is wonderful for you, I think you should go further now and perhaps write a book about your adventure, you just might inspire someone..I say good on you.
@veromar (1458)
• Argentina
7 May 09
Lol. I've always thought my life story would make a helluva movie! lol. Me be an inspiration to someone? Hmmm. Guess anything's possible! Thanks for your comments. I noticed you didn't answer the question though. Have you ever faced your fear about something and just DID it?
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
7 May 09
well I guess in a way I did, I was always a mega shy person and had no confidence in myself at all, but when I got involved with a wonderful person in the entertainment business, I started helping him and in a way he lifted me so high, he paseed away awhile after and I made a webpage as a tribute to him, again something I surprised myself with as I am not that clever with things like that and today I help a few artist friends of his and just the other day a DJ called me the driving force behind them..that is something for somebody that was as shy as I was...