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I Sometimes Wish I Could Just Run Away

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I know I shouldn't be thinking about this but I do wish I can just pick up and leave. That I can just leave my house when people aren't looking and live my life the way I want. To take a plane, bus, or even train so I can go to California or New York to begin my acting career. I'm in my 20s so that means there's no law that says I have to be with my parents. I just feel like my parents are holding me back from my acting career. But I also feel like I'm holding myself back by still not having a license. But if my parents weren't such nervous drivers, then I would feel comfortable with them teaching me but I don't. Plus even if I get my license, I'll still have to borrow their cars because I'll never afford their own. And they would never let me drive to the city. I'm just scared because I'm almost in my mid-twenties. With acting, age matters. I don't want to start too old and Hollywood does act like 30 is too old. I don't want to work this minimum-wage job forever in my town that has nothing here for me. It would be easier if my parents didn't love me or keep me on a short leash. But I keep dreaming of getting out of here. I just don't want it to be too late in my life or I'll regret it.
26-30, F
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Oct 30, 2016
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juiceyangel333 · 26-30, F
Good luck
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69mrsmith69 · 46-50, M
You just have to take the step and have a go, even if it ends up not working out for you better to say you tried then spend your life wondering what could have been ;)
JewStar4Life · 26-30, F
Exactly! I'm the type where if I don't try, I'll regret that more than wondering whether I could have made it. I feel like I do have the talent. I was asked to be part of an improv troupe but I couldn't do it because it involved a lot of driving to places more than an hour away from me. But it was enough for me that they were considering me. It felt like a win even though I had to turn them down.
aradia11 · 56-60, F
Time to break the chain n run...save up some money get on a bus and try to persue your dream. Do have a backup plan...education or trainiing of sorts for survival...Cal n New York are expensive places.
Dont let your parents cintrol u so much.
My friend had controlling parents she ended up marrying a nasty pendejo!!! She divorced after a year.
You are in control of your life not them. Otherwise your going to end up living with them well into your 30's...n having a dead end life.
I knew of a woman years ago whom was visiting with her parents and ran into a girl she went to school with...She was 38 still lived at home no career no life of her own..just worked in factories...dont let this be you!!

I recommend the movie Lost in Yonkers...it will give u perspective
JewStar4Life · 26-30, F
I read the play. I love Neil Simon!
MaryQueenOfScots · 36-40, F
If your headed for the Caymin Islands, I will be with you. Most people you see as actors have been doing that since they were children and the chances are you making it is very slim. You have to have a manager to begin with or you will never get anyplace. Go for what you want but be aware the world is not a nice place and it will eat you up alive before you know it.
JewStar4Life · 26-30, F
I can't let not having a manager from the beginning get to me. I can't believe that acting is like being a ballerina where you need to start at a young age or it'll never work out. What about people who decide in the middle of their life randomly that they want to act? There are people like Jessica Chastain and Steve Carell that started later. That could end up being me.
MaryQueenOfScots · 36-40, F
Your right, you have to be true to yourself, or else you will look back and regret your life. If you want to learn to drive,go and hire a person from a driving school to teach you. Maybe you can put an ad in the paper to have somebody teach you.
Mert5356 · 36-40, M
I feel like that at times, but it will be a while before that is possible for me

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