12:09 AM GMT
Day 1! (here commenceth my first 30-day challenge)
what a momentous occasion; cameras at the ready!
What do you want to be when you’re older?
Long Answer: For years i’ve loved the idea of making it as an actor; either in film or on-stage, but never TV. For one, the reality TV culture has taken over and it doesn’t entertain or attract me in the slightest. Film i see differently because it’s a long-term project, months of work, gelling with a team, learning new skills and taking on challenges and new roles, with each final outcome etched as a memory of something new you’ve achieved.
Live theatre can’t be beat though; saying or doing something funny, sincere, intense or poetic for example, can have eternal impact if delivered well into the lens of a camera, but done live on a stage? …To be able to hear your audiences’ reaction instantaneously? It’s a natural rush that fills the entire room and spurs you on, and best of all, it’s captured solitarily in that one moment; after it’s happened, that exact reaction will never occur the same way again. I love it.
I’d also love to work with young people somehow. I know i’m working in a school at the moment, and i’m under a lot of pressure to get my Qualified Teacher Status, but i’m not committed to the idea 100% of being a teacher in a primary/elementary/whatever you want to call it-school, which tells me that it most likely is not God’s will for me (pray for wisdom as to what IS!), in which case perhaps a calling to some sort of youth ministry will come along. Or perhaps i’ll do some youth volunteering abroad for a year, get to somewhere new and experience how God could use me there…but as I said, it’s all down to whatever His plan is; i’ll be obedient if He just guides my steps….”Thy will be done”.
I used to dream of being a rockstar. As it transpires, i’m just happy writing music that I and hopefully others enjoy. The simple pleasure of listening to music is eternal, the whole touring, energy-draining rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle isn’t, as fun as it would be while it lasted…besides, i’d miss out on too much. Was painful admitting it, but i’m better off for it.
Finally, when i’m older (and good and ready in Gods eyes) I hope to be:
- a loving, considerate, loyal, supportive, surprising and fun-to-be-with husband to a woman who I know will do the same for me
- a respectable, encouraging, fun, affectionate, disciplined, responsible father, and
- a caring, loyal, trustworthy, generous, faith-filled, genuine friend, family relative, co-worker and ‘random stranger’ to all in my life; salt and light to the MAX, my friends.
….to name but a few!
Easy Answer: I’ll be whoever and whatever my God calls me to be, and though my mind may try to fight it at times, i’ll fight through that and remain willing to serve Him with everything I have.
Day 1, complete!