I thought about some things that might work for me... Working at the renaissance fair. I would love to just dress up and go out and act in character. That would be something I’d enjoy, that I’d be interested in even if money were not involved. But the negative things.. I’d have to be up and dressed and ready at a specific time, probably early. It’s only for the summer.
A band. I’m actually starting to realize.. I can sing. Fairly decently at least. No, I’m not likely to be an American Idol (I hate that show anyway), but for the type of music I like, my voice works fine. And I could also lend my talents on the violin. I can play bass too.. well, songs I know. And I can’t sing and play at the same time, except for songs like For Whom the Bell Tolls, hehe. So yeah, a band might be a possibility, if I could find some people with the same interests and such. My brother likely has some connections too. Though the only issue I might have is with live performances. I’ve never actually sung for other people before. And I don’t know if I have the devotion to choose this as a career path.
Acting. I would love to act in movies or television. If I could find a story and a character I loved, I could get so into it and enjoy myself. The problem is, I’m not sure where to start. It’s not likely someone will just walk up to me and ask if I want to be in a movie. I might need to take classes, and find connections, and get an agent, and whatever else. And I’m not sure if I’m ready for all that. There’s a local film company in Denver which I was able to be an extra for one of their movies, though not sure if that really counts as acting experience. And how often are they going to be auditioning for parts? Where else is there that could make this a viable career option for me?
Theater. I’m sure it’s far more likely I’d find parts available for stage actors than movies or television here in Colorado. And I may even be able to employ my singing talents. The problem with this? Well, I think most people know that I’m quiet. Not just conversation wise, I mean voice wise. I don’t have a very loud voice. Even when I’m acting in character, I’m not sure I can speak loud enough without it sounding forced. So that could make things difficult. And being on stage in front of an audience... At least in movies or tv (most shows anyway) the audience isn’t right there watching you. And if you mess up, you can cut and do it again.
I’ve also thought about maybe getting a job at our animal hospital. They have a kennel there and they need someone to be there all night, so that might be a possibility. I could have flexible hours, it’s closeby, and I’d get to be around cute puppies and kitties. *snicker*
Some other things... I could write music. I’m fairly good at coming up with different melodies. It just could be hard writing an entire score for a full orchestra. I guess I could do solo or duet parts easily enough. Another interest I have is art. Not sure how far I could get with the kind of stuff I draw now, but I’m sort of interested in photography. Of course, for that, I’d need to take classes and such. So.. it’s just another possibility I suppose.
Now.. one of these must surely be able to work for me, right?