Can someone realistically pursue acting while having a part-time job?
I want to be able to pursue my dreams in musical theatre while also having a stable job that interests me, like teaching piano or owning a small online business. #acting #theatre #theater #actors #musical-theatre #small-business #tutoring #live-theatre
Absolutely! In fact, working part time is one of the best ways to pursue acting. Having acted myself, and with friends that are currently working actors, I know that it takes money to act. Classes, headshots, submission costs, marketing, etc all takes money. A part time job can support that financially, while also having the flexibility to take classes and go on auditions in your off time.
Unless you're a trust fund kid or one of the lucky 1% that gets one gig after another, you need something else to supplement your income as an actor. Some even have a permanent full time day job, that is flexible enough to allow them to audition and do stuff in the side.
I truly believe that finding success in the field is about finding that job that can allow you to be artistically energized, yet fiscally comfortable. It's possible!
You will need to focus on stress and time management. In order to manage stress you have to manage your time wisely. <span style="background-color: transparent;">You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).</span>
<span style="background-color: transparent;">Set a routine.Use Google Calendar.Set aside Me TimeWrite weekly to-do lists and use a planner.Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.</span>