A typical day for someone who is an actress is first they get up, usually very early like around 5:00 or 5:30, and they do their usual morning routine and might have a call time of 7:00 or 7:30. Call times can be anytime of the day though, ranging from morning to evening and night time. When they get to the location of the shoot they are driven to the set in a big car or van with other cast and crew members. Then they go to the catering truck or table and get food. After breakfast, the actress will go to the set and start shooting.After, she is done with shooting for the day she will go home maybe memorize new lines and work on her character more, go to sleep, and then do it all again the next day. The lowest salary for an actress is $35,000, the average salary is $57,000, and the highest salary is $100,000. I am earning $40,000.
For acting there is no required degree level but a bachelor's degree is helpful in learning more about acting and being able to have a stable acting career. People specifically suggest a bachelor’s degree in theater arts, drama, acting, and performing.
My personal characteristics and abilities do match what is required for the job of being an actress. I am creative, able to improvise to fix things that go wrong or were not supposed to happen, I work well in groups and with new people, I am a good listener and good at following directions, and I am good at taking constructive criticism and corrections to make changes in the things I am doing or saying. Even though I have these qualities, I am also quiet, shy, and timid at times, I get stressed and anxious easily, and I often get sidetracked with different things that are going on around me that are unimportant to what I am doing. This makes me good at taking notes and changing what I am doing wrong but I would need to work on being more focused in rehearsals.
Actresses require a lot of creativity especially when it comes to the way they talk, move, and what they do in a scene if or when something goes wrong. I am creative and am able to improvise with the lines in the scene in case something happens to go wrong. They also need to work well in groups and be able to interact easily with the people around them even if it is their first time meeting each other. I am able to talk to new people easily and I can work well in groups with other people, which is especially important if you are in the ensemble of a production. A big portion of acting, especially in musicals, is dancing and I have been dancing for most of my life and it is something that I feel I am good at and if needed I could play a dance heavy part.
The apartment that I chose is in Nashville, Tennessee. Specifically I am living at 206 Timber Way Dr., Nashville, TN 37214. I chose to live in this city because it is only 29 minutes from the acting studio I want to work at, which is called Studio Tenn. The apartment I found is in Nashville Tennessee and Studio Tenn. is in Franklin, Tennessee, which I said is only 29 minutes away from my apartment. I chose to live in Nashville because that is where the acting studio I wish to work at is close to and I love music, especially country music, and Nashville is literally called "Music City." Being surrounded by so much music might help me with booking more roles, especially in musicals, which are my favorite form of acting. I chose to live in an apartment because it is smaller than a normal house, which will be perfect for me because I will be living alone for a while after college. I won't need as much room because it will only be me but an apartment also provides the perfect amount of space to house my family and friends if and when they come to visit.
The property features that are most important to me is that the apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. This would be helpful if my family or friends came to visit because a few of them could go in the extra bedroom, and then a few of them in my room, and I could go on the couch, or I could put a few of them on the couch. The second bathroom would also be helpful if I had guests because they could have more privacy and we could each have our own bathrooms so we have more space to get ready. The apartment also has a big kitchen and a nice balcony and this is important to me because I would love to have a nice space to cook, bake, or make breakfast and then on the nicer days I could go eat out on the balcony if I wanted to. The balcony would also be great for having guests because it would be a great place to eat, grill, and entertain in the summer. The listing price for the apartment is $148,000.
The type of car that I chose is a 2019 Kia Soul. The 2019 Kia Soul at minimum costs $16,490 so I paid $16,490 for it.
I selected this car because it is spacious even though it only seats five people. Also, it is inexpensive for being the newest Kia Soul model and the interior is very new with quite a bit of new technology and features. It has a start engine button which is convenient for not having to put your keys in the ignition every time you want to start the car and it is also faster. Another reason why I chose it is because it is a small car because it only seats five people and that will be the perfect amount if I need to drive my family around or friends from work. It’s also nice that it is small but has a spacious trunk for anything I might need to carry in the trunk like groceries, donations, or things to or from work.
My choice of career lined up with my choice of apartment and car completely fine. The salary that I would need to afford my apartment is about two thousand dollars under the actual salary that I am earning. The salary that I would need to afford my car is about three thousand dollars under the actual salary that I am earning. I will be able to afford my apartment perfectly fine over the thirty year mortgage and I will be able to afford my car perfectly fine over the 48 month monthly payment.
The scenario that I would pick is A. having a job that I love, but wouldn’t pay enough money to buy the house and car that I was interested in. I would pick this because even if I didn’t have a salary that I could afford the house and car I wanted with at least I would be able to afford a house and a car that would be enough for me to live a happy life and provide for my friends and family. Also, I would be at my job most of the day and would probably spend more time at the job that I love than in my car or house. I would also be happy as long as I have a house with a roof over my head and a car that is able to get me to the places I need to go.
What I have learned about myself through this career education web quest is that I have a very positive mindset and that I am more frugal than I thought I was. I figured out that I am a very cautious spender and I always try to find the best deals on any item I am buying from small things like a pair of shoes to the biggest things like a house. I also learned that in the future I could make the activities I love doing the most now into a career that I get income from and can make a life off of.
Looking forward to the future some areas that I need to focus on are making up and doing any work that I was sick for and getting it done by the extension deadline and planning out any big projects or presentations and not procrastinating on them. These things would help me work my way up from a starting salary to a higher salary because I would be doing great work and getting it done by the deadline or even before the deadline. This would also make me more trustworthy and more desirable to hire and have as an employee and coworker. Some changes that I could make in order to reach my goals is making a calendar or planner when I have a big project or deadline coming up or something big that I just started so I have specific days to do specific parts of the project so I get it done on time with little to no stress or even get it done way before it’s due. I could do this in high school especially because I feel like there are more projects that are bigger than middle school projects in high school so making a planner for them would help me to not procrastinate and be able to get them done without scrambling the day before they are due to finish them. This would build a habit that I could later use in my career. Another thing I could do in high school for makeup work or deadlines from when I am sick or absent is to set a specific date on which I would finish all of them and just right down to do a little bit of makeup homework everyday so it’s all done when it needs to be. This will also help me build a great habit that I can use to my advantage in my career in the future.