Today after rehearsal, 500 clown badass and heartthrob Molly Brennan told me about a comedienne she had heard telling a story.
This woman had just landed a part in a movie. Not an enormous part, but a part! In a big movie! So she calls her mom and tells her the great news and her mom says, "oh, sweetie. You know... I just know all this hard work is going to pay off for you. Some day."
No matter how many times I tell people, I don't WANT to be famous, I don't WANT to be a movie star... every time I book a big job or do something I'm proud of, it's 'well, maybe that will lead somewhere for you!'
No, see, this is where I want to be.
'RIGHT! Just focus on the present! But don't give up! You never know...'
No. no. See, I don't want to live in Los Angeles. I hate LA and I hate New York. I would never want to deal with being famous. And I've never wanted to be rich because I have some serious guilt issues about money. I like being a normal person and having a normal life while being able to work in the field I truly LOVE and THAT I AM GOOD AT.
'Mm hm. But maybe you'll finally Make It!'
Yeah. Sure. Maybe.
Maybe some day all YOUR work will pay off, and you'll get a REAL job.
At a REAL law firm.