I spent a lot of time this weekend thinking about my life as an actor and my life in Hollywood. Though it's incredibly amazing, it can seriously prove to be emotionally exhausting at times! My actor-friends will agree with me that there certainly is a lot of rejection! And sometimes, rejection can be very, very hurtful.
When you experience rejection in the form of not booking the job as an actor, - similar to when you experience rejection from a person that you love and care very much about, - you can be left feeling very sad and confused. But you must not question your abilities as an actor - and you should never doubt your own self-worth as a person. You are awesome, just the way you are.
We must remind ourselves that we are strong and that we will make it through any difficult time. Everything happens for a reason. And just like the waves that roll in at the ocean, you can roll with any situation in your life that is difficult today. It may not be easy, but you are strong enough to keep moving. Never give up. I believe in you (and so do many others!) For more thoughts about the rejection that can come with an acting career - and how to cope with it - check out my article on Acting.About.com (click here).
We have a choice about how we view the world every single day - even if you're going through a tough time. You owe it to yourself to choose to be happy, and to choose to share too much love with others. And most importantly, remind yourself that you are loved. <3