And then I moved to New York. This is the city of "Hurry-Up and Wait." Throw that in with theatre (and being non-Equity) and this has the potential to be a dangerous recipe. However, I believe that I am beginning to "See the light," as it were, on this whole waiting game. As one who is currently on the lower-rung of the NYC-Theatrical totem pole, waiting will be something I have to get used to. Until I get my AEA card (and possibly and aigent), I will have basically no choice but to sit and wait. So, rather than moan and groan, I am going to take it in stride.
This is a pledge for what I will do from here on out. These waiting periods will not be times where I hum & ha about how long it will take. Instead, I will use these opportunities to focus on my career. I will research, write, and read. I will talk, chat, and network. I will better myself so that I get seen and hired. I will not totally waste all of my time on Facebook, Twitter, or Candy Cruch...yes I still play it, and yes I will still do these things, but not too much.
I will also maintain a positive attitude and maintain a professional air. If I am seen, not seen, cast, or rejected, I will be calm and know that that's just how it goes. I chose this crazy career. Anna and I packed up our stuff and moved out here to NYC to give it a whirl. Though a part of me dreamed of overnight success, I know that will never happen. I have to hurry up, and calmly wait.