I’m not only a representative for Essentia’s natural memory foam mattresses, I am also an actor. You see, I was cast as Minister Weber in Summit Entertainment’s, soon to be released, Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn. If your not familiar with Stephenie Meyer’s series of adapted books, Minster Weber is the character that marries Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. What is even more interesting is that Edward Cullen is a vampire.
And now for a segue …
As of late, I feel like I have been battling like vampires and werewolves. Wrestling with the reality of being a pivotal character in a movie that literally millions of people will see and working in a mattress shop. Quite frankly it seems very surreal and very real because, after all, it is my life.
I am slowly coming to terms with this. Creativity seems to be on my mind a lot as of late. My last blog post touched on it as well. One of my favourite sayings is “What other people think of you is none of your business.” That expression is beginning to permeate my psyche more and more. You see I don’t have a problem with being an actor, writer, visual artist, director and mattress salesman. I am finally shedding the idea that just because I don’t support myself financially as an actor, or any of my other pursuits for that matter, doesn’t mean that I can’t define myself as such. In fact in a few weeks I will be a teacher, passing on things that I have learned in my craft to eager young students in a workshop.
I love what I do. If I didn’t I wouldn’t. That’s just the nature of me. I’m not a fanatic about anything in particular. I can’t find it in myself to write blog after blog about, sustainability, environmental issues or cool ways to save the planet. I do my bit, hope others do too, that’s about the extent of it. What is important to me is art. I was more than pleased when we finally got the go ahead from head office to transform our store into a gallery, the response from the community has been nothing but positive.
For me, it says that Essentia truly does have a holistic approach to life, a true blessing, in a world that seems so pre”occupied” with wealth.