As a super shy person who has always wanted to act but was always too afraid, it took me til I was 28 (now 29!) to finally take an acting class without dropping it after the first week (which I’d done before).
The class has taken me out of my comfort zone, but it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done for myself, and really, the first step – not signing up, but getting through that first class period – was the hardest part. It’s all been so worth it, especially after last week, when my teacher told me, “you’re good” in front of the whole class! What a dream come true.
I plan to take a full class at a community college this semester, but for now I took a summer class (we meet only once a week) at my local community theatre.
My advice: Don’t take yourself too seriously, allow yourself to have fun, and remember basically everyone else is just as nervous as you are, even if they don’t look it. 11 months ago