So here’s the abridged version of last week’s experience. Ridiculous and serendipitous on all levels, thus completely worthy of being told:
Cast as a prim-and-proper accountant in a hilarious commercial produced by a company that specializes in funny filmmaking (Hmm, sound familiar?). Sitting next to an open airplane door, I don’t want to skydive, I just want to eat my Jack’s burger. Anyway, despite the fact that I’m not a professional actress, I was cast as both the stunt person and the actress. So I even had a few lines, got to act terrified, got to chase down my Jack’s in freefall, and got to bite my delicious burger bouncing to the beat in the end. Hahaha, honestly, it was hilarious. I loved every minute of it.
After the fact, the director told me how terrified he was that I’d suck, and then showered me with praise when I didn’t. Blew my diva head up like a giant balloon. Sweet. (Thank you, skydiving film festivals for getting me prepped.). Seriously it’s crazy that people pay anyone to do something this fun. On top of all of that, my best friend was hired to be my back-up. Essentially that means my best friend and I got paid to hang out together in Atlanta doing this ridiculously fun thing, meeting a ton of new awesome peeps, both in skydiving and out. I mean, does this kind of thing really happen??
The answer is YES. What we give to others and the world comes back to us. It comes back. (See: Shoebox Full of Cash) Do good things, do right by others, give of yourself, be grateful, work hard, laugh at everything, do what you love, and love unconditionally. I honestly believe these are the reasons I got this commercial, and was delivered this amazing experience with amazing people.
What is your approach to life? What is it bringing you? What, if anything, would you like to change right here and now? Any insight you have, I would love to hear it. Blow up the comments like directors do divas and we’ll talk.
(Huge thank you to Warren and Hans of Skydive The Farm!! Can’t wait to come back.)
Do good things, do right by others, give of yourself, be grateful, work hard, laugh at everything, do what you love, and love unconditionally. I honestly believe these are the reasons I was delivered this amazing experience.