Time it’s infinite and precious. This was a line that was part of a script I once performed and it struck me then as profound and still does. But why? Time is a concept that as children seems to pass ever so slowly and as we grow it seems to pass faster and faster. The innocence of children is precious as is the time we spend with loved ones or doing the things that we do that bring us the most joy. It is infinite but we are finite and that is what makes the time move perceptively faster as we move on through life.
Time is not a concept, it is a constant though that some in the scientific world who are far smarter than I say that time actually changes and ever so slightly shrinks. This is based on the life span of our universe, which has an end date at some point in hopefully the distant future. That is a topic for others.
I am 51 years old. I had a wonderful childhood and as I pass through life I am experiencing a wonderful life. It is not full of accolades or wealth but is filled with love of family and love for what I do. That brings me directly to voice over work. The love I have for this industry and the people in it is second to the love I have for my family. I am interested in the voice over industry and where it will be tomorrow and the next day, followed by where it will be in a month, a year, a decade and when all is said and done where I will leave it once my time is done. Today’s hot topics of e-learning, medical narration and video games will be surpassed by other topics in the coming months or years as time passes and other worldly issues have a more pressing need for us.
This is exactly why I love what I do. Change. While scary to many people change is an absolute wonder for me. As each and everyday is like Christmas Day. Each day in my inbox I receive emails and in those emails are scripts to either audition for or do actual jobs. Each script is different and thus I change constantly during the day. From marketing my services, to auditioning, to recording jobs, interfacing with clients and potential clients my days are filled with change. I embrace it and love every moment. Yes, every moment even the ones where things don’t go the way I want them. As these are times of growth.
Time it is infinite and precious. So whatever you are doing may it be filled with love, the love of family, the love for what you are doing. Embrace it and know that time will pass and you need to make the most of it.