Uncomfortable Feelings


Ever since I saw Aladdin back in 1992, I had always been inspired, intrigued and curious about voice-acting because of Robin Williams' role as the Genie. He was phenomenal!


There were always little clues along the way that I was still curious to learn more. Like how I memorized certain movies line by line or how my friends comment that I make weird sound effects for everything. Or when I was living in LA and someone asked me if I was a Voice actress. But, I never pursued it.


Sadly, growing up a lot of people made fun of my voice. Over time, that made me super self-conscious. It has taken me some time to work out those uncomfortable feelings and there are still times where I feel uneasy... but I power through it. Truth is, I didn't feel uncomfortable about it until those kids were mean and cruel to me.


So, it wasn't until this Summer, when I started recording the audio meditations and exercises for my Mindfulness program that I started to give it some more thought. I definitely wanted to learn more. I also kept seeing advertisements for a local studio. So I was determined to dive deeper when I returned to Vegas this Summer. When I returned, there was a Groupon! So I jumped on it and I'M SO GLAD I DID!


Yesterday, I attended the "Intro to Voice Over Workshop" with this fabulous lady named Melissa Moats (She's the Pandora voice lady among many others). I know you've heard of her. After the workshop, I was so excited and inspired again that I signed up for their Beginner Class starting in September! I don't remember the last time I just decided to do something for myself that was creative or just for fun; it's invigorating! I'm excited to see what happens next and explore something new.


So, let me ask you: When was the last time you did something for the first time?

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