This used to cause me great anxiety and I was hard on myself for not feeling socially competent. It wasn't until sometime during college that I realized I could carry on a conversation with someone and all it took was finding people that I had something in common with. I was a theatre major so my fellow peers and I shared this passion for storytelling and this thing, this passion, is what connected us. Now, I feel like I can find common ground with just about anybody, whether in the biz or not. Turns out, there's nothing wrong with me. I can socially function in this world after all. I'd say I'm still a bit introverted, but I've learned to be accepting of that because it's just a part of who I am.
It was a hard lesson to learn - learning to respect and love myself - but I continue to practice it. As a matter of fact, I'm always looking to improve myself in all areas. I am a true lover of learning. If one could make a career of being a student, I think I’d be one of the best in the field. I thrive for knowledge, especially in the entertainment industry and I often take advantage of free classes and workshops around town (Los Angeles).
I would say that I’m a ‘window seat’ kind of person. Sometimes I feel like I’m viewing the world as if it’s for the first time. I've learned to embrace my naivety rather than feel ashamed of it because it's the reason I see the world with wonder and excitement.
While on this journey to learn the art of living, I’m finding the best way to do that is to live my own life fully, honestly, and with an open heart.
"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." -Alan Watts