I didn’t grow up wanting to be an actor. In fact, it was the farthest thing from my mind. I wanted to help the homeless. Yup you read that right…while everyone runs away from these socially outcast-bottom-feeders, I was running TOWARDS them. I yearned to make a difference in the world and help humanity. The funny thing was, they were the ones who discovered me. Uh huh…sounds random right? How does that work, you wonder? Simple. Whilst doing what I do, I kept em entertained with my insightful and delightful personality. I radiate love and spread happiness wherever I go…one of em turned to me and said, “what are you doing here with us? You should be on stage or TV or something.” I followed those words of wisdom…not right away mind you, I started feeling guilty for collecting a paycheque that was based on profiting from people’s misery—i.e. Because people were homeless, I got paid. So I walked away, choosing instead to help people on a voluntary basis/from my heart and did everything else — and I mean EVERYTHING…from administrative assistance, temp work, insurance—you name it, I tried it and so I realized something had to change—and quick–Which leads my current vocation of “living the dream”. A few short years ago, I leftwage slavery. They say that faith is about taking the first step even if you don’t see the full staircase. No longer was I joining the masses of miserable people who were wed to their jobs for the pay—trading years of joy and inner peace for stability and socialsecurity. I leaped into the unknown, choosing instead to be true to myself and finding true and lasting happiness. I chose acting…or it chose me. I can see now it was a calling. And I finally answered. It followed me all my life–from humanitarian missions in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina to third world Guyana—where I was asked to do television segments to my work with Ve’ahavta: The Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee where I was featured on the news to being asked to partake as an extra on the Executive Director’s TV show…no matter the venue or task at hand, the camera was not far behind. Now the camera and I are inseparable. We are having a love affair. It is an incredible thing to be able to do what you love and get compensated for it! My advice? Follow your dreams Wherever they may lead You have what it takes to stand out and succeed. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.