Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Acting. I've wanted to act for a while but I have such anxiety about communication, and so much self-consciousness, that the idea seems absurd to me. I'm very curious about people's inner lives, but too often they end up seeming like a mystery to me, and I'm afraid that I wouldn't be able to empathize with a character fully enough were I to try taking on their role in a play.
It isn't a dream I've given up on, maybe just because I haven't started trying, which makes it easy to fantasize about it.
I have a dream of being competent and skilled at any one thing--been putting off learning about web design for quite some time now. Also, I learned a lot of Spanish, but am finding it hard to motivate myself enough to really become comfortable with it. Same goes for playing piano, and playing music in general.
My main problems in all these ventures are not believing much in myself, comparing myself to other people or an ideal of how I should be, and having a hard time with perseverance.
Language is a virus from outer space!
--William Burroughs; Laurie Anderson