Hopes and Dreams

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

For the last 6 months or so I have been involved with a little project called The Bay The Series.  I say little, but it has BIG ambitions and possibilities!

It started as a meeting for coffee with a young, hip guy named Gregori Martin.  He told me of a story he had in his head since he was six years old and used to watch soap operas with his babysitter.  He started writing it as a webisode series and was assembling a cast and wanted me to play Sara Garret, the Matriarch of the show…Matriarch…really?  I quickly thought “keep growing…it’s OK (it’s actually GREAT). His story was so thought out and his enthusiasm was so contagious that I walked away from our meeting saying I would do it.

The experience has become a true adventure.  A creative process we are all enjoying.  The reason I am even writing about it is this: I was watching the other actors at work and talking with them between scenes and I started thinking about how everyone was there because of Hopes and Dreams. We all believe in this project and everyone is giving it their all based on the hope and dream of it being something to be proud of.  The arts are like that…people do so much for so little because of the passion they have for their work. 

It makes me think of other people I know who don’t feel that way about what they do, whether at a job or just in the way they live their life.  They are afraid to make the changes necessary to find happiness and fulfillment.  We all have our budgetary restraints in our lives but if there is a way to follow your passions, whether it be a job or a hobby, you will add a wonderful level to your life.  Doing something that you can own and is “yours,” can give you a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment that is hard to match. Everyone who reads my blogs knows I have my mitts in many  things. I can’t tell you the joy it brings me to be creative and step back and say, “yeah I did that and I am proud of it.”  I have certainly fallen on my face but the important thing is that I tried!

For more info on The Bay The Series visit www.thebaytheseries.com