I tried to find freedom through a career and study as an actor. It brought vibrancy for a short time, but ultimately, I found myself dealing with a different set of expectations and another box to jam myself into. I was seeking authenticity but began losing myself to my insecurities and the “business” of acting. I tried to manipulate myself into being something I wasn’t in order to be successful.
Have you ever tried to be something you’re not in order to meet someone else’s standard of success?