New York, Disney, Dream Big.
OK, where do I begin? A piece of paper on the wall, perhaps?
Last year, after I got a new job in a consultant company, earning good money, getting to travel and being able to afford mostly anything I wanted, I found myself unhappy knowing that the job wasn’t something I have passion for. I told myself, hey, I deserve something bigger and better than this.
I decided to write down what I’ve always wanted on a piece of paper: New York, Disney, Travel TV Presenter, Dream Big. I stuck them on the wall in my room, just so every time I came back home, it would be the first thing I see and remind me over and over again there is a lot to be done to make those dreams come true.
I realized when you set such a big goal for yourself, you gotta dare yourself to fail millions of times, get up, try and never give up. For almost a year, I went to lots of auditions, even sent my show reel to televisions, theater companies and other media, only to find myself fail and fail again. But the best part was at least I gave it a try, and I didn’t stop there. Other people might stop trying the minute they got rejected, but I focused my mind and positive energy to knock on other opportunities.
I also feel really grateful for all the great things and incredible people coming into my life. Counting blessings basically makes you a lot happier.
One night, when I came home from work, I was so tired of doing things I hate, I felt I didn’t make any progress and I was scared to do the same job longer, so I cried, felt really broken and I said, “Oh well, I already did my best, let God do the rest”. I still do believe in my dreams so much. I had never found myself very down and broken like that. Then I fell asleep,
And then the magic happened around 5 am, when I got an email from Disney, inviting me for an interview to work in Orlando for a year!!
The magic just keeps continuing since that day! I got the job, the visa process was really easy. What seems a bit impossible for most people looked really possible for me, and I’m glad actually, after I had been working so hard, that I never stopped counting my blessings. I kept my positive attitude and happiness too, and I knew I deserved that “big and better things” I have always believed in.