New Adventures

I began exploring audition opportunities this year.  To put it simply: I don’t know what I don’t know. I can tell you with absolute certainty that I know I can act. I just need someone to show me how to get where I want/need to be in order to make things happen.

I took my husband’s advice and contacted Toni Suttie, a casting director whom he had attended church with many years ago. I sent her an email. She was incredibly kind and got back to me immediately. We stayed in touch and a few weeks later, she offered to mentor me.  Needless to say, I haven’t been this excited since I discovered the bagel slicer.

I really have NO idea what is in store. I do know this: I am going to learn a lot and that this is going to be a great adventure. I realize that nothing is certain, but I feel like if I don’t jump at this, I will always wonder “what if”. I view this coming year of my life as going to school. I am going to give this all I have.

As the wife of a youth minister, I’ve told students for many years to believe in the dreams God’s planted in their hearts. I’ve told them that ALL THINGS are possible. Now, I get a chance to live this out in front of them. I am not going to lie – I am terrified. I am making sacrifices and stepping out in faith. It’s time to put up or shut up.

So, when you think about it, please PRAY for the hubs and I. 

2011 is the year I earn my Adventure Badge, and I look forward to chronicling each step in this journey. Thanks for being a part of it.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Don Hofer says:

    I believe in you! I encourage you to follow those dreams to the end. It’s too painful to let them die or have them be hindered by circumstance. So go for it! I’ll see you on the stage and screen!

    1. Jenny Lind says:

      Thanks SO much, Don!

      PS – Still waiting for the Don Hofer album on itunes. 😀

  2. Nikki says:

    🙂 I belive in the God who placed those desires within you so deeply and profoundly, that success is the only option. He WILL bring the fruit…He just wants us to till and nurture the soil in which He’s planted it. Keep nurturing! 🙂

    1. Jenny Lind says:

      Thanks, dear! I appreciate that. Please just keep me in your prayers!

  3. Cathy Plowman says:

    Jenny I wish you the best this year as you go for your dreams that God gave you. You are a very tallented and blessed woman and I am so glad that I was a part of your growing up years. We had so many fun times. I can’t wait to see where you go! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love ya!

    1. Jenny Lind says:

      I still have notes you wrote me – encouraging me to sing, etc. You are a major part of my life, my Cathy!

  4. toni suttie says:

    You are such fun Jenny!
    You have a great spirit of adventure, incredibly beautiful and the best part… SO FUNNY. I AM the one who is excited and honored to be able to watch with anticipation the new opportunities that will unfold before both of our eyes. The business has not only been a way to support my family over the last 30 years, its been my ministry to build and bring light to the sometime darkness of the ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. You will NEVER get bored working in this business, PROMISE YOU…

    1. Jenny Lind says:

      You are the coolest. Is it JULY yet? hahaha!!! Toni, thanks for the opportunity.

  5. Jennie says:

    So cool, Jennie! I definitely don’t want to have a life of “what if’s” either. Follow your dreams!! 🙂

    1. Jennie says:

      Oops…LOL…I mean, Jenny. 🙂

      1. Jenny Lind says:

        LOL happens all the time. 😉

    2. Jenny Lind says:

      Thanks so much!!!! Sick of talking about all the things I want to do. It’s time to DO the things I want to do.

  6. Sam says:

    Awesome. this is serious if it is in the same excitment level as a bagel slicker

  7. Amy says:

    Props to you. You are so inspiring. I’ve been taking baby steps toward my own adventures, but this is such a commitment. Congratulations!!!

    1. Jenny Lind says:

      The thrill is in the chase. Enjoy every step of the process. Even the yucky parts.

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