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The Journey || In Character Pt.1

Updated: May 10, 2019

I can safely and confidently agree with the promise of the Future Glory which clearly states: "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us" then continues on to say, "All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose" . I'm beginning to understand both of these promises because they clearly resonate with my journey, and here's why.

Acting has always been my passion since I was 12 years old, when I played the character of the man who was born blind according to the Gospel of John 9:1-12 at a school play. I enjoyed every second I was on stage and so badly wanted to take up acting since then, as one of my hobbies, but not so much as a career because initially I wanted to become a Flight Attendant (shocker - I know). Round about the same time I took up modelling too because I've always loved the spotlight and looking glamorous. To my amusement, I ended up pursuing modelling more than I did acting. But... along the way, at around 15 I think it was, I discovered my passion for script writing through a friend who had began writing a script about high school teenagers. Shout out to Melody Joseph for that. I can't even remember the title of it. At that moment I didn't know it was actually a script we were writing, just a bunch of different characters and dialogues. Perhaps Melody knew, because I certainly did not. I remember taking it from her and asked if she was ok with me finishing it off. To my surprise I did finish writing it - on what was known back home as a counter book. Shout out to my fellow Zimbabweans who know what I'm talking about. I really found it so fascinating and kept it till I moved to Canada.

Let's move along to my modelling season, I began modelling when I was 12 years old again. Over time I began enjoying being on the ramp so much that I was considering to take up modelling as a career. Unfortunately, I grew up in a limited thinking mentality society. Everything had "its type of people", which limited one's ability to reach their greatest potential unless they had a far much positive support system around them. I remember being told that "modelling was only for tall people", yet funny enough I always made it in the top 3 for some reason. There weren't any pageants for petite people like me back then - well, compared to now. I've always been someone who loved to challenge the status quo such that I remember being told that basketball was only for tall people too which propelled me to want to try it out. The sport that was perceived to be for tall people found this short and petite young girl representing the province of Matabeleland South, in my home country Zimbabwe. I was only 5' tall if not shorter. Isn't it funny how, as humans, we limit our abilities to reach our greatest potential because of what we see or think it should be or perhaps because of fear of failure? The Word clearly cautions us not to lean on our own understanding but to trust the One who created us and put those same desires within us.

stay tuned for pt. 2..

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