Ep. 6: Heather Horton - (part 2) - Starting Over

Ep. 6: Heather Horton - (part 2) - Starting Over

The last time we chatted (episode five), Heather said something that I just couldn't get off my mind. That something was that she went to college, got a job in the field in which she studied, and was sad. Something was missing. On the advice of a friend, Heather tried her hand at stand-up comedy, and eventually acting and improv. She found the thing that had been missing from her life. So, as an adult, Heather started over.

In this episode, Heather gives great advice for beginners of all ages. She tells some encouraging stories about things that happened along her path that let her know she was going in the right direction. I think it's important to note that things didn't fall into her lap, she was constantly studying and working so that when opportunity arose, she was prepared. Heather also talks about the truths of the process to becoming a working actor; she lays out what performers need to know about coming from a small market to a larger market. And we hear what it's like, as an adult, to take improv classes with eighteen year old kids who are just starting out in the industry.

I'm so grateful to Heather for coming back on the show and sharing her experience with us. I think there are so many people out there who don't make their passions their life's work. Most of us, probably. I hope Heather's story reaches at least one person who needs that bit of encouragement to get out there and shake things up.

Here's Heather's story.

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Dance Moms                     Truth by Susan Batson                    True and False by David Mammet

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