“I’m the king of the world,” DiCaprio screamed at the top of his lungs. I sat there as a little clueless kid, amazed. I said to myself “I wanna do that one day.”
There began my vision.
I was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria. Living through the civil war forced me to fight this dream of wanting to act and deny my passion, since, needless to say, there was no opportunity for me to pursue it there.
In 2015 my family decided migrate to Australia, the land of opportunities. Hope grew within me – to go ahead and pursue my dream. However, fear of failure and judgement held me back. Until one day I realised that pursuing your dream is nothing logical. After all, your dreams are simply an illusion until you turn them into reality.
It was after my high school graduation in September 2017, when I could no longer use the excuse “I don’t have time, I have school!” For the first time I could remember, I was free and could do whatever I wanted. Who would have thought I would go home and google: “How to become an actor in Australia?”
There began my mission.
We live in a world where you either succeed or you don’t; you’re either a big movie star, or you spend your entire week waiting tables, patiently waiting for your ‘big break’. And that scares me, but why should that stop me? I know it hasn’t been long, I know that I’m still young and I sure know I’m not famous, but what I do know is that I have found my passion and from this moment on it will only be hard work, rejection and a little more hard work.
Because at the end of the day, dreams are just dreams if we don’t turn them into reality.