I am about to step out of my regular routine and add some changes to my life. It all began while I got drunk while remembering my friend who I lost recently (I shared my feelings here: Jeremy). The night I found out about the loss, I went to karaoke with some other friends. It was the second time this summer that I went to karaoke. The last time I ever went was nearly fifteen years ago. I just wanted to be surrounded by friends having fun.
While at the pub, there was this stranger there that looked very familiar. It just so happened that he was the boss of a friend who was with me that evening. I began asking my friend about this stranger trying to piece together something about this guy. Eventually, I decided to wander over to this fellow to talk with him. I was doing my best not to make a drunk fool of myself, because I wouldn’t want my actions to affect my friend’s work.
After an I introduced myself, I mentioned that I knew him from someplace. He and I both agreed that we’ve seen each other somewhere over the years. Neither of us could pinpoint it. A few mutual friends, both of us have lived in the same general area for a couple decades, but nothing that gave me the “Ah-Ha” moment. We continued talking, still having no clue where we may have met, but we were having some good laughs. In the end he asked me to join his company. Good “first” impression I guess.
Yesterday I applied to work for his company. I don’t know what kind of work it will entail, or whether I’ll get any work at all. You see, he runs a talent agency: Aces Talent. I applied to become an extra in film and movies. The thought of doing something like this has never been on my radar. Living in the outskirts of Vancouver, you just become accustomed to filming going on everywhere.
I’m not an actor, nor am I pursuing that goal. But for a few years now I have wanted to try doing voice over work. This may just be the opportunity to explore that avenue. Or maybe I won’t ever hear from them because they don’t need a pink haired skinny forty year old for any films. Who knows.
The only thing I can say is that I’m willing to step out of my comfort zone once again to see what life has to offer.