As a practitioner in The Healing Arts and a caregiver I have spent most of my time doing what I think should be done or what I have to do. I love my work and I’ve enjoyed being helpful to people I’ve taken care of but I’m at a point in my life where I want to start doing things that I just want to do.
People would sometimes ask me what I do for fun and I really didn’t have an answer. I have not really been a person who had Hobbies or many activities outside of work or working out so it’s been interesting for me to become a bit more selfish, and just do something that I enjoy for no other reason but to get better at things I like doing.
I have often joked that all my friends are either 20 or 30 years younger than me or older than me. I like to think that the young ones keep me hip and interested in learning new things and the older ones keep me grounded and accountable.
Recently my young friend Kristen Warren suggested that I take a voice acting class. She said Val you’re naturally funny and you seem to enjoy doing characters and voices you may want to take this class at Prodigy Talent Training Studios.
So I took her youthful advice and made the leap into a voice acting class.
I am enjoying learning about voice acting and I have met some fabulous nice young people. I enjoy being around their enthusiasm but I also enjoy being in a group of people where you can go crazy and act nuts and no one is shaming or correcting you. We actually egg each other on. I know that people take personal growth workshops and continuing education workshops to benefit themselves or their careers. It didn’t occur to me that taking this fun class would also be a good way to explore where I am expanding or need working on.. at least two of our students in class are authors and they’re working on finding their character’s emotion. Some of the people in class want to read audible books or become a cartoon voice and some of us are just having fun learning something new. Our teacher Jonathan McFadden and his assistants offer constructive criticism an insight.
They’re almost like having a life coach because they’re holding you accountable for the results and encouraging you to go where they know you can go. I am enjoying this class and I’ll keep you posted on what I might want to do with it next I encourage you to find something interesting to learn about, it’s the best way to continue enjoying life evolving as a human being.
And, the latest update is my oldest, and only Nephew, Sam Fletcher, has now joined me in the Voice Over Class. Together, we are a force..okay, perhaps not a force, but we do encourage each other. Along with all the other great and talented members of my class.
So go ahead and try something new. You never know what will open up inside you when you do.