Remember last week how I was saying I need to trust that I am ok right now without a day job? (If not, click on this link and go read about it, I'll wait.) Well, since then I've had a theatre audition in Montreal, followed by two commercial auditions in Toronto.
Now, for the theatre audition, I spent 3 hours prepping a routine with a stage combat trainer, on top of practice on my own, and the regular scene work involved with getting ready for an audition. I went in there feeling ready and felt I gave a solid performance. While I don't think I booked the gig since I haven't heard back from them, I was incredibly proud of the work I did and discovered a new interest in stage combat (quarterstaff in particular) that I will likely pursue. With all the prep work and the travel time to Montreal, there is no way I could have gotten all that done while working a 40-hour work-week.
On top of that, I not only got a callback, but booked one of the commercials I auditioned for. So this week included a wardrobe fitting, the second commercial audition, and a shoot for commercial number one and callback for commercial number two tomorrow. Again, not sure how I would have gotten all of that done with a day job.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying day jobs are a bad thing if you've got one. I'm just saying that I'm really glad that I didn't panic about my current situation and jump right into another day-job scenario.
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