One year ago, I swore off acting. I left my agent, tossed my headshots, and got a full-time job.
Present day: I'm back. I do want to act. I just signed with a new agency (today!), printed new headshots (albeit the same ones taken two years ago), and don't have a full-time job.
It's less exciting, but also less scary this time around. I have a good sense of what to expect--the auditions, the rejection, the months of feeling like a good-for-nothing. The year that I took off helped me realize that this is what I really want. And that I can tolerate the less glamorous side of it.
This time around, I'm not doing it because I want to be a superstar. I'm doing it because there's nothing else I can imagine doing.
So, here I am. Hollywood, hear me roar!