Good afternoon everyone! (Morning depending on where you are)
I've been out of college for almost three years now and when people tell you that your twenties are difficult, I will say for me it is generally true. I will say that I have applied for nearly 100 jobs all around the country and not one has asked me for an interview. It's fair to say that I should feel defeated, but I don't.
Failure is a part of life and we as artists have to be comfortable with that failure. Success is driven by failure. Even the most successful people have experienced it at least once in their lifetime. I have even been told by my family to give up on my dreams, but my twin brother who has the same passions pushed me to keep moving. I will tell you that his support has meant the world to me.
I promised myself this year that I would be creative every single day, no matter what. I think that is an achievable goal with the help of my brother and all the other artists around me.
Presently we are preparing for a short film that we are shooting in the coming months and I am honored to be the lead actor, writer, social media director, and storyboard artist on the project. It's been an amazing experience so far and I cannot wait to see what crazy stuff lies ahead. I am comfortable with being uncomfortable about the future. The unknown means there are so many possibilities.
I even applied to work for the company that has allowed me to host my journal on here. Rooster Teeth is easily one of the most creative communities thanks to all of you. I won't give up on working for such an incredible production company because it's my dream to be a part of this journey with my twin brother. We are collaborators and this is what we live for.
Trevor Dylan Benoit