I was online last night looking for inspiration because I felt that I had his a roadblock in my creativity. I kept thinking and thinking about all of the bullshit going on in my life, all of the pressure that I have had to deal with from trying to finish school, balance work and play, trying to be a productive person and all the other things that come along with being an adult. I don’t remember the last time I felt free and uninhibited and those moments seemed far away and unattainable…until I was introduced to a little girl named Quvenzhane Wallis.
Quvenzhane (pronounced Kwe-VEN-zhah-nay)at 9 years old is the youngest actress ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. I was impressed by that fact alone but then when I saw a trailer for the movie “Beasts of The Southern Wild”, I was blown away. This little girl (who was six years old at the time) was able to display a wide range of emotions and her thoughts were so simple but prolific and powerful. Even though she was acting, I believed that she became the character “Hush Puppy” and that I was one of many people who had the pleasure of taking a glimpse into her life. I watched an interview where Quvenzhane stated that she just went to the audition and took a chance. She didn’t study lines for hours on end(especially since she could barely read at the time!) or stress out about getting the part. She just went into the audition being herself and baring it all with no regrets.
No second guessing
Just being yourself, following your heart and going after what it is you want with no regrets
This is what a little girl from a small town in Louisiana taught me and I can’t wait to give it all I’ve got
I hope all of you do the same:)