In September I’ll be starting my degree in Acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I’m super excited because it marks the start of a new chapter filled with incredible memories and many extraordinary experiences. Moreover, I feel like I’m stepping into the unknown since I’m moving away from my hometown and flat-sharing in a new city. Still, I welcome change and I start this phase eager to learn, grow and soak up as much information as I can.
Attending drama school is very fundamental to me because I’ll be working intensively on my skill set, refining what I’ve already learned and getting the opportunity to increase my potential. I know exactly where I want to be in my career in 5 years’ time, and I’m adamant that going to drama school will push me in that direction.
From a young age I’ve always wanted to be an actor. My ultimate dream was to be a successful actor and that hasn’t changed since I was 10 years old. But, having worked in the industry for over 4 years now, I can see that the market is over-saturated with actors from different backgrounds, of different levels, all at different stages in their careers; there are many people who are working actors and there are even more who are just aspiring actors. Nevertheless, the number of actors out there significantly outweighs the number of roles available.
To succeed in this industry one must have more than just talent. In fact, to be the best and to have longevity in any field, a person has to acquire a number of skills and go above and beyond the standard requirement. Indeed, it’s crucial to be true to ourselves and go after the things that add value to our careers and our lives, as opposed to doing what others expect of us. If you know that going back into education or acquiring a new skill will assist you in your career, then that is definitely the right decision for you.
When I graduate I can guarantee that I will be in a very strong position because right now I am committing to my progression and my development; I strive to give 110% in all that I do and take every opportunity that knocks on my door.
Being in education for 3 years (and therefore not working too) will ignite my determination to achieve and succeed. My time will be spent learning, challenging myself and strengthening every aspect of my life. On the whole, the next few years will essentially be a time of great transformation. Bring it on!