We've all been there. Maybe it's meeting someone new, or attending a reunion; When we tell people what we do for a living, the response is almost always the same:
- 1. “So, you’re like a celebrity” – No, I’m more of an overworked, often underpaid, artist perfecting my craft.
- 2. “Wait, you’re on TV?” – No, probably not. My voice is, and I was likely in my PJ’s sweating in a closet when I did it.
- 3. “Are you famous?” – I wish. Kind of. Not really, though. I much prefer working from home and not getting followed everywhere I go.
- 4. “What have I heard you on?” – This is very much like asking someone for a resume when you’re at a casual lunch. While I don’t desire your approval, I’ll likely list 4-5 of my best jobs just to make a point.
- 5. “Wow, I didn’t know that was a job” – Yea, I wish less people knew it was a job sometimes. Then I wouldn’t have to record 25 auditions to earn 1 booking.
- 6. “So you just talk? Sounds like the easiest job ever” – Yes, my job – which is a talent, a specialty and part of a multi-billion dollar industry- is “easy” - NOT. All the countless hours of auditioning and being rejected 90% of the time is “easy”. All the classes, workshops, traveling and practicing is “easy”. I work my butt off, thanks.
- 7. "That is so cool!” – Thank you! It really is and I love what I do!