So this morning my mom and I drove up to SLC to audition. It was the coolest ever. We walked into a small studio and signed in. We waited while we were probably joined by 10 other actors. I talked with some of them, all lots older than me. Then it was time to start. There was a screen hanging up. You walk on the other side of the screen and stand in front of it. It was just you and the casting director and a camera. I got to listen to a couple other people read for their roles first. They were all so good! No one was auditioning for the same role during this time slot. Probably so you don't hear other people reading your part. I was pretty nervous but I had all my lines memorized and I was just excited. I love to perform so really I wasn't that scared.
I had to give something called a "slate" first. I said my name and the agency I was represented by. Then the casting guy running the camera read all the other parts and I said mine. In one scene I was supposed to get teary, because I was pretty nervous I actually got teary right on cue! That was pretty lucky. I feel really good about it and I hope I am able to get called back. It was a great first experience. So I also found out this was a huge casting director to meet, the biggest in Utah. So even if I wasn't right for this role, if he liked me he might request me for other castings. A very cool opportunity today!!
The second cool event was Persnickety Clothing spotlighted my story on their blog, facebook and instagram. I was selected as a Persnickety Girl of the month. This means they will donate $500 to the PCD Foundation. This was really amazing. My contact with Persnickety changed my life. I used to be very shy and embarrassed to talk about my disease PCD. I'm not shy about really anything, but I was about that. I didn't want anyone to know all the things I have to do to stay healthy. I didn't let anyone see me doing my vest therapy, or know about the hospital....but Persnickety asked me to share my story. It took me some time to think about and decide if I wanted to do it. I decided I did and it changed me. It inspired me to use my music to raise money for PCD. It inspired me to try modeling. Modeling led me to an agency. Agencies led to a movie audition. The sky is the limit!! While I have to deal with PCD everyday, I am glad I am still living my life and not letting it hold me back. Persnickety is an amazing company to support. They are changing girls lives for the better everyday with the things they do!!