I was inspired to write this article after performing at a cabaret evening recently, in which the organiser had heard me performing at another concert at Christmas time and asked me to perform at their Valentines themed cabaret dinner. Yes, I know this sounds a pretty run of the mill scenario, but it symbolises how as much as some want to dispute it, fate plays a substantial role in what we do as creatives.
Hard work and determination are the root to all success, this is paramount but ‘being in the right place at the right time’ definitely is the second biggest factor. You can be singing at a friends wedding, or standing in for an actor in a rehearsed reading of a play and boom, someone hears you and the rest is history.
On the other end of the scale however, falling down some stairs the day before a casting is not ideal and can make you think why today? Why now? This can lead to you thinking that everything is working against you and another audition will not be coming up. Another audition WILL come your way, so just see this one as perhaps not right for you, or if it is meant to be, the opportunity will arise again in the future
Embrace fate it’s what keeps life so interesting as a creative, there’s not much you can do about it anyway!