Sunday, May 22, 2011
Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 813:Is it true that if I take a vacation I'll get called for work?
The question continued...
"because I haven't taken a vacation in two years, nor have I gotten much work. I really need a vacation!"
Considering I just returned from a mini-vacation in Miami Beach and feel wonderfully rejuvenated (I did not turn on my laptop OR carry my cell phone.. I know, crazy!) I'm going to answer this question with a story...
When I graduated college, my graduation present was a trip to Club Med. At the time, it was the BEST WEEK OF MY LIFE. I really wanted to go and be a Club Med Counselor... BUT, the time commitment was 6 months. I was convinced that if I missed 6 months of pursuing acting, my career would be over. I did not become a counselor for Club Med. I did not book any acting jobs during that time or the four years after.
I can look back now and see what a small chunk of my life those 6 months were. Who knows the memories I could have created.
I'm not really one for shoulda coulda wouldas, so that said, take a vacation. Create some memories. This is your life. If you get called for a job and you're out of town, refer someone you know. You get a vacation and the chance to help someone else. You only live once. Enjoy it.
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