Tuesday, 29 December 2015

2015, how I ignored my fears, mistakes and negativity.

WOW! What a year! I don't know about you, but I swear every year is getting faster and faster. I can't believe Christmas has gone and that the New Year is right around the corner!

2015 has been the best year of my life. I am now completely sure of who I am, I understand things about life that I didn't before, I'm happier and I'm way more thankful. 

At the start of this year I was petrified that I was going to have a year like the last. Not that it was bad, but I felt useless and frustrated at how my career was going and I let it consume me. I was working so hard on getting a role as an actress in TV or Film that I exhausted myself. Not physically, but emotionally. I was scared about the future and thought if I keep 'failing' where will I end up? I look back now and see that I definitely wasn't 'failing', I was working hard and that has got me to where I am today. Note to my readers, just never use the word 'failing' or think that you are 'failing' because you most certainly are not!

This year I changed my outlook. I was thankful for every audition, every opportunity and every hint that I got from the Universe that I started to get so excited about where my career was heading! LESSON ONE: Get excited about your future. You can do whatever you want with this life you have been given, how exciting! And yes you can, stop saying 'no I can't,' because you absolutely can! If you stick to it, work hard, be positive and believe, then you are already nearly there.

I began to ignore all the comments like 'shouldn't you have got a role by now?' or 'oh you're an actress? What can I see you in at the moment?' or the plain rude social media comments like 'you can't act,' and 'you're to ugly to be on TV.' I literally giggle so hard at these comments now, and I can't believe I let them get to me before this year. So LESSON 2: If you have negative people or online followers in your life... get rid of them. Sometimes family members or good friends can be very negative. Obviously you can't just delete these people out of your life, so help them! If you're positive and happy around them, they are going to find it very hard to be negative back. Soon they will get used to being positive and they will feel happier and become addicted! Positivity is addictive! It's a great way to live your life. Helping others also makes you feel amazing, so if you are in the situation to help someone, do it right away!

I started this blog at the beginning of 2015 to not only help others, but to help myself. Writing about positive things has really helped me and I know that it has helped others too which makes me really happy. My career was the main reason I was feeling down in 2014, but what I didn't have then, was faith. Now I know that acting is going to be my career, purely because it's what I want to do and I'm going to make it happen! This year I relaxed and had faith that my hard work in acting was going to pay off, but I also put my creativity and passion into other things like this blog, teaching and travelling which really opened my mind up. I also realised I really enjoy other things, and that yes, acting is what I want to do, but it's not the ONLY thing I want to do. And I know that now! LESSON 3: You might think you were born to do only one thing, but you were born to do many! If that one thing doesn't work out right away, share your energy around and try other things like I did. It really does feel empowering and exciting! You never know if you don't try. ALSO! Don't hold back if you're scared, good things never come out of comfort zones.

I really hope that my blog has helped you in some way this year! I love all your feedback and would love to know if there is anything that would help my readers in particular! Please comment and let me know. 

Wishing everyone a year full of happiness, positivity, laughter, health and success. AND REMEMBER, Pass Around The Smile! :) 



(Little video of this on my Instagram: @passaroundthesmile)