I work in the entertainment industry as a day job, learning, soaking up knowledge and experience, nurturing business relationships and getting things done by day, and by night I have ridiculous amounts of fun improvising, acting, writing, and doing all the things I will one day get paid for.
I studied poetry and history in college and after graduating I enrolled in UCLA's professional program in screenwriting at the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles.
Between college and the graduate program, I debated between attending the program or remaining in Riverside, delivering pizzas and playing poker with my college friends. Looking back it would have been foolish not to leave, but at the time it seemed appropriate. Thankfully I made the move to Los Angeles, enrolled in the screenwriting program, auditioned for a local improv comedy theater, made it and have since taken gigantic strides both personally and professionally.
While the struggle to "make it" is a daily concern, I find solace in the fact that years from now, I'll refer to these hard times as the good ole days.
I'm just generally so glad to be a part of my own life. It's the greatest movie I can imagine and I love watching it through my eyes.