For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a model. Maybe not quite, actually… first I wanted to be a pop-star-veterinarian-ballerina, but once I became somewhat realistic with what I wanted out of life. I was a chubby kid, though. And because of my ADD, I never stuck with anything for long enough to give it much of a shot. As soon as I was old enough to have my own money I would go to the store and sneak cookie dough and frosting back into my room to eat in secret. I lost control of my eating, and subsequently large parts of my life, by the time I was 12 or 13.
Looking back at that, it’s hard to imagine that little girl in the place that I am now. I’ve lost weight, I control food and not the other way around and I’ve started things and actually finished them. But there’s one thing that I still haven’t done, and I’m still working up the courage to do.
I’m going to model.
While it might sound a bit presumptuous to say that I am going to do it instead of that I am going to try, I’m a believer in attitude over anything else. I know my options, and I know my chances. I have done a lot of research on how to get the most exposure, even living in a city where my options are rather slim.
While I will be checking with a few local agencies, I don’t want or need to stay local. There is a way to submit snaps to hundreds of agencies internationally, and this is what I plan on doing. It’s not free, I will throw that out there right now, but not very much that’s worth anything in this world is, and it’s a lot cheaper and quicker than collecting the contact information for that many agencies, printing photos and mailing and/or emailing them to every one of them. so I will be using the Photo Submit Service from ModelScouts.com. I haven’t done it yet, so I can’t let you know how it went, but when I do, I will write a follow-up post.
While this post is a lot about my own dreams and desires, I want to remind you that you can absolutely do this too. Maybe your dream is different, that’s okay! Find a way to make it happen and go for it! The only thing that’s holding you back is fear, and if you need someone to cheer for you, remember! I believe in you! You can do it!
What are your dreams? Are you living them yet? If not, what’s holding you back? Let me know in the comments!
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