We are 7 days into the new year! Happy New Year, my precious followers! On my last post, I shared how I participated in a vision board party. It was my first time laying down my future in the form of pictures. I have to tell y’all…some of the things that are currently on my vision board already started happening before the new year began.
Oh how I wish I had pictures to show you where I am right now, but out of respect for what we’re doing here, I chose not to share pics. Maybe after things wrap up…
I am currently on a movie set. We will be filming for two weeks. It’s pretty surreal talking and looking into the faces of people i’m used to seeing on TV. One thing I’ve learned about this business is when you’re working in the business, your urge to be awestruck completely dies…immediately…at least for me anyway. I think it’s that way because your focus is to be professional at all times. Then after a while, you realize these celebrities are just regular people working a non-regular job.
I’m having a good time so far. I’ve met really incredible people. I have worked as a Production Assistant on several products last year and i’m learning that there are various degrees of a PA. I’ve worked as a Key PA, a Set PA, a regular PA (whatever that is), and now i’m working as a Office PA. I like it.
Some people may say that the PA position is the bottom of the barrel type position, but I don’t see it that way at all. It is the perfect position to view all the other positions and glean as much as you can. By the end of the project, you are loaded with so much knowledge and you decide for yourself what direction you want to go in your Film/TV career. I don’t intend to be a PA forever. No ma’am.
It’s a great way to network though. And if you work really hard and have a great personality, people will remember you and you’ll get more offers to work on really great projects. That’s how I got each gig i’ve been on so far. Thank GOD!
My goal is to work on a hit TV show as a Stage/Floor Manager. However, I’m not limiting myself to just that. I am open to wherever my talents will take me.
I love the flexibility of working in the Film/TV industry because for starters…I’m not confined to a desk all day. I absolutely can’t stand being confined…especially to a desk. Working in this industry gives you the freedom to have multiple types of income.
Since I’ve been onset, during our down time, the crew that i’m working with…they are working on their other side hustle(s). What I REALLY love about it is they are WOMEN. It’s very empowering.
What’s funny is i’ve never seen myself as an entrepreneur, but lately I’ve been surrounded by entrepreneurs and been getting encouragement to start my own thing. I have ideas, but I always seem to get stuck on the ‘how’. I don’t think that’s gonna be a problem anymore. I make it a problem when I allow my fear to get in the way. But that’s not gonna be a problem anymore either because I said “GOODBYE” to fear at the end of 2015.
HA! I didn’t intend for this post to be that long, but I hope you got something out of my need to share.
If you don’t get anything else from this post, get this…don’t be afraid to go out there and DO IT! I’ve learned as I’m on this journey that when I continue to make steps towards what I want to do…what I need will come without me even trying.
Okay. I gotta get back to work 🙂