Would you be able to drop everything to pursue your dreams? Performing Artist Nabilah Hamid tells us how she did it.
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female: How has your destiny changed over the past few years?
Nabilah: “I left my job last year as a Senior Writer at a renowned fashion magazine to pursue performing full time. I dove into this mainly with passion and raw talent and that was all that I had.”
f: Tell us about the obstacles you went through.
N: “Because it was so sudden, I had to scramble to get myself together. Luckily, I’ve had experience performing on stage by the time I left my job, but the only trouble was that auditions were so rare that I began to doubt myself. It was a matter figuring out what to do next.”
f: Ever felt like you were on the wrong path?
N: No, cos you never know if the decisions you made were wrong or right, you just need to trust your gut and stick it out for as long as you can. I’m enjoying my time on this path now; I never thought that this is how it would play out, but I’m really happy with what I’m doing.”
f: What lessons have you learnt from your experience?
N: “My work requires dealing with a lot of people. Because I perform on stage, mostly in musicals, the feedback is instant. If whatever you’re doing is not working, you need to know how to amp it up but keep to what you’ve rehearsed to at the same time. And because the industry is so small you need to network with a lot of people to get more opportunities.”
f: What would you have done differently if you could start over again?
N: “If I could start all over again, I would’ve gotten singing and dancing lessons way earlier. I’m glad that I’ve gotten this far, but at the same time there’s always room for improvement; you can always strive to do more. In this industry, you never stop learning.”
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