This probably won’t be my best blog of all time, but I have written a personal journal entry and vlogged today so I feel particularly productive. This isn’t going to be an entry where I update you folks, you can follow me on my YouTube channel for that (Indiana Mack ) and it won’t be my usual ‘falling apart at the seams’ blog.
No, this will be about taking chances, y’see how I worked in the title there? The entertainment industry is all about who you know. You have to know how to sell yourself to people that do not know you and you have to know how to keep the right connections with the people who know you and your work ethic too well.
If you have a poor work ethic, i.e. me, then you need to change that asap. In the past week, I have made more leaps and bounds to my future in this college AND my future as a performer than any sort of guidance counselor or academic adviser has been able to spur inside of me.
I was met with an ultimatum. My back was against the wall. And, for the briefest period, defeat was all that could exist in my cluttered mind. I will not go into detail about what happened, or why it did, but what I will tell you is that it fractured me to a point I have not been at in public. I was torn asunder, but I was pulled out of the abyss by a few good friends and my Mom and Dad.
I took action. I researched and spoke with professionals about what to do and I started calling in favors. And then it hit me, that is the rest of my life. Working my ass off getting the next problem solved and calling in whatever favors I can. This won’t be my longest written piece, but it is a landmark for me.
Thank you to everyone who has helped, thank you to everyone who will help, and thank you for reading.