I know, I know, I haven’t posted in a while. But I have a very good excuse for it. If you have forgotten, I work 2 grade levels each school year in order to graduate early. Ever since school started back up last month, all my focus has been directed towards my schooling and getting that finished aswell as starting my career. I’ll start with the whole schooling situation first.
I’m a freshman, for now. I’ve been working very hard on getting my 9th grade schooling out of the way and I’m just so focused on that now considering I only have one year left before graduation and I’m a perfectionist so I’m trying to make sure I have everything in order. So, you’ll be proud of me annoucing that I’m already halfway done with my 9th grade work and should be completely finished by Christmas. So, I should be starting up my 10th grade work by January time-frame. I’m relieved about that.
Now, as far as the whole career thing, I’ll try to keep this as short as possible. January 2015 I was walking around the mall and this girl around 17 or 18 came up to me and told me about this company called Barbizon (In case you don’t know what Barbizon is about, let me explain. Barbizon is a modeling and acting school that offers 6 month classes of training & preparation for the entertainment & fashion industry). Short story short, I got into Barbizon and went through a six month process of training & preparation. At the end of the program, you graduate and audition for the Barbizon Competition. Only a certain amount of students get chosen to participate in this life-changing experience. I was one of those students.
August 16th, 2015 was the day that could’ve been the beginning or end of my career. Luckily for me, it’s just the beginning. August 26th, 2015 I got signed to a modeling agency. I’ve only been with them for a month and they’ve taken me in as part of their family. I know I can count on them and trust in them to help me acheive my goals. I’m so so so so blessed and grateful and it’s still very unreal to me that is even happening. After so many years of applying and applying and applying to auditions, I have a better chance of getting into the industry now than ever. I thank God for this opportunity and I couldn’t be more thankful for all my family and friends supporting me and having my back through everything. All my hard work is finally paying off and I’m so happy and proud of myself for not giving up and for continueing to work harder and harder to get to where I want to be.
If you want something, chase after it. No matter how hard it gets. At the same time, manage to still stay young and true to yourself. Never let anybody tell you ‘no’. I’ve been told ‘no’ plenty of times, but I’ve learned to accept the fact that along with success, rejection comes with it. Rejection is all part of the process. If you just focus on acheiving those goals, then you won’t give up, and you will strive hard to succeed. But even with all of that, you have to have faith in yourself, faith in God, and faith in your family, friends, and the people you work with. Because faith will get you far. All your hard work will pay off once you put your heart, mind, soul, and body into everything you do.