Thursday, September 1, 2011

To Those With Fame

"A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized."

To Those With Fame,

I've heard some of you say something in your interviews, about working hard to make it because you "knew" you would someday. You just had this feeling that you were meant to be known, and that's what fueled your journey. Sometimes, I feel like I have the same energy. I can see myself on stage singing. I truly think I can belt out a tune until I try to, and for a moment the energy is gone. I think I can dance- hell, I do every day in front of the mirror and it doesn't look half bad. But there are others that can actually dance, and I just don't compare. When I hear advertisements for talent agencies on the radio, I have daydreams that I, a girl with zero acting experience or instruction, could just show up at one of these events and instantly be recognized as a big star. They would probably laugh at me in real life... or tell me that I should model? No- I'm too short, too big, I untag myself from too many pictures on Facebook. So why do I feel this way, like I should be known, when I have nothing to offer the world? I have dreams of being on the red carpet, seeing my face on TV, being interviewed, and then have to will myself awake and snap back to reality. Is this a real feelings that I should be acting on, or simply a fantasy that most people have? Maybe I'll never know...

Faith Carter
(I'll practice my autograph just in case.)


  1. Everyone has a desire to be recognized by others and I don't think we should run away from it. Sometimes fantasy look much better than reality.

    We should always chase our dreams no matter how far they seem coz they are reason to make us feel alive in the first place, isn't it? :)

  2. I often feel this way too. I think the idea is to find something that you can do quite well naturally, and then also be willing to work quite hard to get even better. I hope you find something like that for yourself as I do also for myself. xo

  3. I think in order to actually offer something to the world, you have to really believe you can offer something. And in order to dance, sing, act or do something really good, you actually have to believe you can do it. Until one day your beliefs finally turn into your reality.
    I mean, I know it's really hard looking the reflection in the mirror and picturing yourself as a big star, but you have to do it if you really want to be one. You have to forget stereotypes, forget your frizzy hair, forget the fact that you are "too short" or "too big" to be who you really want to be. Forget everything and everyone and keep practicing your autograph. Because who knows? You may be the next star.
    Wish you all the best! :)

  4. not being able to sing didn't stop Bob Dylan - it's all about the energy you give it.

  5. I think this feeling is what keeps one going.

  6. I do truly believe ki agar koi cheez ki tum kaamna karte ho, wo apne aap aapke saamne aa hi jaati hai, i dreamt of walking on the red carpet too, of being famous, of being clicked, and that desire was so strong, that it just unfolded, and then dedication and hardwork worked wonders :)never give up your dreams, it may seem silly, but it def has immense power... dream large :) .. all the best :)

  7. Commitment to the activity you are passionate about, is what matters. The rest just follow.

  8. You have a way of making me feel like you are me. I haven't been to your blog in a while, and this post told me everything about what i was missing.

    Trust me, with thoughts like that, you WILL make it big, love.