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The average audition is 7 minutes and 30 seconds long.

So if you can’t breathe, remember that a human being can hold their breath for over 9 minutes. And if you can’t think, remember that you’ve been alive for 14+ years and that this isn’t going to put an end to that. If you can’t stop shaking, remember that your show will be over 3 minutes longer that what you are about to do. I’m sure you’ve already done shows longer than this.

For 7 minutes and 30 seconds you will simply do what you were trained to do. This is not the hardest thing you will ever do. In fact, you’ll do things even more brutally terrifying after you accomplish this.

So don’t you dare let 7 minutes and 30 seconds hold you back from what you want.

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them (via kushandwizdom)

Good Vibes HERE

(via words-of-emotion)

(via finding-happiness-in-the-dark)

i am full of anxiety and daydreams.
i am built from bad poetry and diet pills.
i am a puddle of liquid fire. i am
my own worst enemy.
i am weighed down by words i’ll never say
and calories i shouldn’t have eaten.
i am either too clingy or too detached,
too loud or too quiet,
too serious or too blithe.
i am a paradox with skin and bones
and i’m trying to be okay with that.

someone asked me to describe myself i didn’t know what to say // c.u.t (via vaffancculo)

(via music-and-razorblades)

You tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake…You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that.

Warsan Shire (via unmaiden)

(via if-you-dare-to-believe)