I write to you from a zombie state after working my day job for two week straight. Yet, I can't help but to be overwhelmingly grateful.
You see I am an actress, a director, a producer, a screenwriter, but as we all know, artists sometimes need day jobs to help pay the bills. That's the reality. My reality includes pouring Cokes at 36,000 feet. I really can't complain. Being a flight attendant has given me the keys to so many adventures, and the freedom to pursue my dreams, but there are those moments when you're standing in the aisle, sleep deprived, smile cracking, with people poking you in the hip to hand you trash, that you ask yourself "why?"
The reason, is that it lets us do what we love. Without it, I'd be starving and living in a box. So, how do we prevent ourselves from being sucked into the cyclone of despair that often comes with our day jobs? Balance. I know everyone says this, but it's true. What they may not tell you is that it's a constant battle to find and maintain that balance. I still don't have it down. I honestly don't know if I ever will, but I continue the battle because every moment I get to spend doing what I love is worth it.
Yes, the last few weeks have been mostly hell, but I get to spend the next few in pre production meetings, and editing session. So, to those of you reading this on your shift break at the bar, or during the nap the kids you nanny will take, I stand with you in your battle, because we know what we're fighting for.