Be relentless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.
For so long, I’ve stayed away from the flames, for fear of being burn’t. But those days are over. This morning, I got up at five thirty in the morning to catch sunrise on camera. My poor sister was dragged around with me, forced into becoming AD, unit, wardrobe and makeup, as well as cameraman.
It was cold, so cold I could see my breath floating on the air in front of me. It was mostly dark and I didn’t feel all that confident in the outfits I was wearing. But none of that mattered.
I was so so happy.
I was collecting a story, assembling a moving picture. It’s all I want to do for the rest of my life. It’s all I have ever wanted to do really.
I know my body isn’t quite right for cameras. Nor is my face. And I don’t think I’m a particularly good actress. But I don’t care about any of that. When I’m performing I’m allowed to slip into the skin of somebody else. I’m allowed to tell somebody else story. I’m allowed to be somebody else, for just a few moments. But it’s enough.