I began The Morse Actors Studio in July of 2019. There was no hints of what was about to happen in the months ahead when I started this studio. I'm extremely glad I didn't know either. I don't know if I would have done this or not.
When I started I honestly wasn't ready. You're never ready. That's what I want you to know now - you're never fully ready for anything. That's ok! Not being fully "ready" allowed me to grow and evolve. I was a mess when I started. I was learning how to use social media, I was terrified to show myself, I didn't know how to do a lot of things. In fact, I'm learning something new every day.
Eventually in late 2020 I felt like I was starting to get the hang of things and decided on a black/white/gray color pallet. I did this for consistancy, but also I felt it made me stand out. There's nothing wrong with that pallet, but I found it took away from who I am, and what I do with The Morse Actors Studio. I didn't honeslty really understand that until this year.
I've started working with a new coach to help me really get things put together and clear. It can be hard doing this on your own, especially when you're in the thick of it. I love working with a coach becase they not only bring a different set of knowledge and skills, but they are able to help me better understand myself and my objectives.
Back to the point - I found a new color pallet. The funny thing it's been staring at me for a long time. It also fits me. I'm not going out and buying a new backdrop, or new clothes go along with it. (FYI - Pinterest can be an amazing friend for something like this.) What I did was started with one color - dark gray. I wanted to know what went well with it. I found it! Dark, beautiful navy blue, blush/rose gold pink, and rich, dark burgundy.
I though "I'm in Amelia heaven!" I'm an earth tones type of person. Plus, they go well with my personality and helping me be more me.
You're wondering what this has to do with "hard work, time, and dedication." Here's the point - it's a process. You have to not only trust it, but stick with it. Evolve with it. Get help along the way too! We can only do so much on our own. By getting help or assistance we can acutally go about it faster. We waste less time with trial and error.
When I started The Morse Actors Studio, that was my biggest goal - to help actors. To help them learn more about themselves, to audition smarter, not harder, but to also help them be genuinely be confident. As someone who deals with insecurtiy and imposter syndrome, I've had to do a lot of work too. I can't coach someone if I don't believe in myself. I didn't realize that finding my studio, I'd find myself along the way. I'm happy to say I'm still finding out things about myself, and I'm very proud of those things.