You need a plan. You know what you want to do so you need to develop a path to get there. You have to expose your life to people who are living in that world - but it will take time and money to make that happen. As many others have said, you need some income while you pursue that dream, so find other things that you are good at and that you like to do and spend some time working in those areas. You will find fulfillment and also money - which will help. If you can, do that work in a community where there is a market for actors and comedy. For example, if you like people and need to earn some money, try finding a job working at a comedy showcase, or a talent agent's office, to get your foot in the door and become familiar. Or get involved with a local company that manages events in your community for some exposure that way.
It's like working a puzzle - you know what the final picture should be but you have to put a lot of pieces together. You may have to try piecing things together in different ways, so have a plan, but be flexible with that plan, and make sure you're taking care of today while you work toward having that dream tomorrow. You can do whatever you set your mind to do and put the right effort behind doing!
My answer, is also Yes.
I have known too many people who have settled for the "safe" choice, to be so miserable in their lives, that they have to spend all their free time dealing with the accumulated stress of their lives.
Although, if I were in your shoes, I probably would have a backup option in case things don't work out. If you've accurately described yourself, a Program Manager is a role where it pays well and works well for people that get along with others, never gives up, and is out going. The reason why I'd have a backup option is that I grew up without much money, and it was important that I get a job that pays well. I don't regret the choice I made because I ended up being extremely lucky in finding and keeping the job that I ended up loving, but I do sometimes think about what would have happened if I followed my dreams in being a forest ranger or a historian.
I wish you the best!
I think shadow someone in the career, learn as much as you can, and see where it leads you and what decisions you would like to make accordingly! Sit down with someone you trust and talk about your future needs and how you can fill them. I am wishing the best for your aspirations!
When you do get something to help you get by. Don't get comfortable. You're doing something you don't love to just get by. You will get stuck and give up on your goals and dreams. Stay Persistent.
I personally have a job I love, helps me take care of my family and allows me and encourages me to follow my dreams as well. Looks for employment like this while you pursue your passion. Finding support is everything, and get rid of the toxic.
If you work hard, never give up, keep trying, keep improving, eventually you will find success and happiness.
Best of Luck my Friend!
When you tell your family and friends about your hopes and aspirations.
It is important to always have checkpoints about your dreams
When you tell your friends about your dreams they will always keep you on track.
If you need any help or advice about your path, maybe there's someone out there can help
But the main thing is communicating what you’re dreams are.
Ivory recommends the following next steps:
I would say yes, you should follow your dreams. You need to recognize that the path forward that you have chosen is not an easy one. There is a lot of competition in the fields that you want to enter. Your challenge is going to be reasonable about what you expect along the way. That means on the road to becoming an actor, you may want to set small goals along the way. So for example, set yourself up to make a lead role in a school play. Then have a goal to get a television commercial and so on. You need to make sure that you have goals that can reached in the short term to keep you going.