Bored with my CDs, I've been listening to the radio lately. I like to do that from time to time anyway, so I can keep up with what's hot or not. The other day I heard Missy Elliott's new single. I got a strong hit of what makes us all so unique and different...each just as beautiful as the other. I could hardly keep up with her lyrics - let alone all the samples and sound-bites used in the production. I thought to myself, "How does she know when it's a finished product?" There's so much going on in there.
Then I got to thinking about how we all compare ourselves to others. I often hear myself saying, "I'd like to write like [name]" or "I would never be able to paint like [name]" and "[Names] have more talent in their pinky finger than I have in my whole body." But the truth is, we all have talents. Every one of us. We are creative beings by nature. It's impossible to think that any human creature is untalented or non-creative. We just have different ways of expressing our talents. It's up to us to find those ways and use them to the best of our own abilities.
For me, I always wanted to be an actress. I was three years old when I told my family I was moving to Hollywood to be a star. I studied theatre in college, starred in a few plays, appeared in some student films, directed my senior project and graduated with a BA. I moved to California (much later than expected) and right away, I pushed my way onto TV. But the problem is, I suck! Acting is a passion but I'm just not confident enough to pursue it (much of it has to do with my reading and comprehension skills - remember my confessions of a slow reader)