Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ask A Stage Goddess - Is It Too Late For Me?

Today's Ask A Stage Goddess video was inspired by a question that I answered in my Carlease's Bits n Pieces monthly ezine.  I've re-posted it here exactly as it was published in July 2010.

Dear Stage Goddess,
I once had a promising theatrical career but got sidetracked with work and taking care of my family.  Now I feel I'm too old to get back in the game.  As a mature woman making it in this business, what are your thoughts?
~ Is it too late baby?
Dear Too Late,
To quote the title of one of my favorite childhood movies, It's Never Too Late. The motto of Ask Stage Goddess is: Be A Star Where You Are.  I know for a fact you are still keeping those creative juices flowing because I see (and hear) you singing in the choir at church, but as far as your professional acting career, it's there waiting for you whenever you decide to make that move. There are roles out there for everyone in all mediums of this business.  If you have time, maybe do a play to start working those acting muscles again.  Since you've been away for a while make sure you are current on how things are done now as far as electronic submissions, promoting yourself on the web, social networking, color photos, etc.
Within the past two months, I have been placed in a caregiver situation for my mother due to her involvement in a car accident. One of my biggest concerns is how to care for her 3,000 miles away from my career in California.  I may have to take a little break from the industry and that makes me feel quite uneasy.  My career is going quite well right now.  I just got accepted into Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the Emmy people), got a new voice over agent, and am building my star list of clients for Ask Stage Goddess. It feels like this is the worst time for something like this to happen, but I know my Mom's care has to come first. As my agents and managers have told me, we'll be right here when you get back.

"How can we miss you if you never go away?" ~Unknown

1 comment:

  1. This is a difficult predicament, but one many people face. Retraining is never easy. It costs time and money. But, if you want something badly enough, you'll invest.