what should i do
as a little girl i have always loved singing dancing and performing but 4 years ago i took a real interest into politics and law and from then till now i was going to finish school and go to law school and study law and become a lawyer ,but recently i have been really doubting my decision and deep down i know i still love singing ,dancing,and pretending like im in a film ( know this sounds silly) i really do not know what to do i would love to become an actor but im not sure if i have time now or have what it takes ,i have done dance since i was little so that is no problem but do i really have what it takes to become an actor .there is way better actors out there that can sing amazing and act way better than i ever could but what should i do i have 2 years left in school and i did not chose to study drama i chose dance and sociology so that i could become a lawyer .help please ,and also is there any place i could study both or should i pick one #college #law #acting
Who said you can’t do both? You can consider becoming a paralegal while you pursue performance art. Before you rush off to a law degree take some time to dive in the arts while still keep law in your back pocket. If after a year you still find the interest law school will still be there.
Making life decisions can be scary, but it is part of the growth process. I would recommend you research both fields so that you are fully empowered with as much information as possible. Weigh the pro's and con's for each career, and lastly decide which field you feel most passionate about. Which field do you think you could see yourself in long term even if you weren't getting paid for it. Which career would you pursue even if you were working for free. If you would consider doing that particular job without getting paid, then that's probably the the career you're most passionate about. I wish you the best!
If you truly have ability to perform and even if you don't but have the desire and determination it's not sound thinking to be saying what if I don't make it or am I good enough.
Actors are working people just like lawyers. If you want to be a lawyer you have to put in the effort. I know full time actors who aren't ever going to win an Oscar but guess what they're doing what they love and not quietly dying a little everyday at a job which they hate.
Also, there is a field of study in the law here in the States (I'm sure something similar exists in the UK) that deals with arbitration (a step below going to court for a lawsuit) which might be a nice step toward the law, and give you great experience and pays very well. Also requires lots of creativity. Then you can carve out time for dance or acting and have a nice apartment and money to go out. :0)
Best of luck!
My daughters have friends who were fantastic dancers. Some danced in professional dance companies and for an NFL team. One now spends most of time choreographing other dancers.
Life is about experiences and continual learning. Go for it!