The Golden Globes came and went. Neither did I watch them on television nor did I attend despite my written request a few weeks ago.
I arranged to visit my sister and her family in Los Angeles once I found out the date of the Golden Globes. I figured I’d multi-task; spend time with family and check off “attend the Golden Globes” from my bucket list. After doing some research and realizing that tickets are not made available to the public I decided to step outside of my artistic box and hope that by just believing hard enough a door would open. In the meantime, I set my DVR at home to record…just in case. Ironically enough, despite my brother-in-law’s feverish attempts we were unable to watch the award show Sunday evening.
I have never before lowered my guard and asked for a selfish request to be granted. That is, until I wrote a blog entry imploring the entertainment world to grant me access to the Golden Globes. I shared the post numerous times on social media, linked it to entertainment organizations, TV show and film profiles and well-known talk show hosts. I hoped deep down that my words would move someone into action. That my deep sincerity and love for the creative arts would tug at some high-level executive’s heart-strings. That they’d say, “Did you read this? Let’s send this girl to the Globes!”
By noon on Sunday I had accepted the reality that no one was going to knock on my sister’s door with a camera crew and announce, “Are you ready to go? We’ve got a team ready for hair and make-up. You didn’t bring a dress? That’s okay. We have a selection for you to choose from.” I suppose my life-long Cinderella fascination finally took shape. There was not to be a fairy godmother to whisk me off to the award show ball. No one to magically know how much I truly wished for my request to be granted.
I put myself out there in a way I never have before and it’s mildly embarrassing and greatly frustrating that I allowed myself to rely so heavily on the power of positive thinking and the actions of others.
The greatest lesson from this experience? To focus on my own creative pieces (whether it’s the YA fantasy novel that’s nearing completion or the screenplay that’s in progress) and less on those of others. To complete my own work, to the best of my ability, and know that when I do go to the Golden Globes it’ll be because I’m nominated!