In September 2015, I decided to make my entire acting count. Why shouldn't I earn money, and try to attain a professional union status? Why shouldn't I try to actually earn a living from this? Although this was a silent prayer before this time, it was a year ago that I actually said this stuff out loud for the first time. I was about to go onstage for a play, but why shouldn't I try to get some paid work after that? We were planning to have a busy Film and TV season in Vancouver in 2016, so a lot of indie film-making was moved to the Winter of 2015. By December I had already made two multi shooting day movies, and January saw me score another, which directly led to a V/O gig and the offer of another free theatre. During this I booked a multi-day Motion Capture gig. I took it to help out and as soon as I had finished with it, booked another theatre gig in the fall. A three day movie shoot followed in the Spring, before I got a Network TV (Apprentice level Union membership - 2 more roles to get a full one.), a Movie of the Week speaking role, and then I had to pull out of the Fall Play, because I scored a second MOW role. (Full union membership.) However, a PAID theatre role offered itself to me on the same day, and then I scored a second Network TV role that I could fit in between all of it - Oh, and I was required for another Motion Capture gig. In fact this mpnth alone I am doing TV, Film, Video and stage - and they are all paid. Last September I celebrated three years back in the biz. That's three years of work, education, contact making, and marketing. So perhaps, it is familiarity that has given me an unbelievable year, but I would also add the following into the reasons why I have 'turned the corner': Because I made public to everyone my intentions. because the Universe wants you to succeed. Because you should stop paddling in the shallow end, make a decision and dive in. You will be rewarded, and your self confidence and self-belief will rocket upward. Now, please excuse me, I have an audition for the lead in a Netflix movie. And I can book it ...I know I can.