Joined because I would like advice. I’m wondering if I should give up on my dream. I apologize in advance for not having a quick yes-or-no question.
I’ve wanted to be an actress since at least second grade. I actively tried to pursue it in middle school, but as much as my mom was okay with my dream, she never followed through with taking my to auditions/agencies/open casting calls. In high school, I resigned to the fact that I’d have to wait until I moved out.
I wasn’t able to move out right away and I wasn’t happy enough with my appearance to pursue acting again. A month after graduating, I had to look for a job or find another place to live. I found a dead-end job that I thought I wouldn’t work at very long. It’s been almost two years now.
I’ve been thinking I either need to /actually/ lose weight so I can act in a few months or I need to pursue another career. I like the idea of working in an office, but that has a lot to do with media (Skins Fire, Suits…) and I’m not sure if I would actually like it. It would, however, make me feel more efficient.
All of the office jobs I’m interested in require a Bachelor’s degree. Anyway, I was wondering if I should go to college after all before it’s too late. The same thing could apply to acting, seeing as it’s a lot harder to find steady work as an actor if you don’t start young. It’s already going to be hard since I didn’t work as a kid, but I’m afraid if I decide I still want to act after I get my degree and find a job, it will be far too late as that will be at least four years later. I don’t know how well I could juggle online schooling and acting and I’m not sure that I want to. I feel like it has to be one or the other. Acting occasionally/on the side would be hard to do as it’d make it harder to find work.