If I were to give my seventeen year old self advice, there’d be so much advice. Take a deep breath. Go outside. Don’t work so hard. Enjoy the sunshine. Maybe go out on a date with a boy, it won’t be that scary. Run around, dance more. Be so excited that you’re young and you have your whole life ahead of you instead of desperately trying to get to a certain point or trying to be older so you can take control of things. You’re never gonna have control of things. And it’s great.
I had actors that I really admired and I noticed that they all studied in the theater, so that was when I started applying to theater schools and wanted to get an education and build my craft. It wasn’t until my junior year in college when my dad finally said to me, after seeing me in a play, “You know what? Maybe you can actually do this.” It’s not that they weren’t supportive. They just taught me that things don’t fall out of the sky and land in your lap. If you want to make a long career out of this, you better treat it with the respect of a craft and you better constantly be learning.
Happy Birthday Troian Avery Bellisario (october 28, 1985)
♡ “Falling is scary but good practice for life. We must fall. In love. Out of love. Into new experiences. Out of old habits. Deeper and further into ourselves. We must fall, life is falling over forward. The only choice we have is how we let go.”