I’m a Greek Cypriot. I grew up in North London and while still a metropolis, the community and area I lived in was predominantly other Greeks, Jewish, Turkish and India families. All VERY traditional cultures. So when I would stay up to 3am to watch the oscars and dream of being in Hollywood as a movie director, well let’s just say I was met with skepticism. EXCEPT from my mum! This woman lived everything about America just as much as me, and so growing up the family would watch anything that was “true America”.... and.... well GREASE was TOP of the list! We loved the movie so much that my mum actually figured out that if she held a microphone to the tv, and pressed record on her cassette deck, then we could have the songs to listen to in the car!!! At the time this was SO genius! We had to be quiet and sometimes you’d get like a door creek in the audio, but hey we didn’t care! I mean we got to sing “Grease Lightning” IN THE CAR!
Flash forward 30 odd years... and here I am....HUGGING Danny FRIKIN Zuko!
Then attempting to follow my dream of being in film, I went to film school...And Pulp Fuction was the example of every film study.
Flash forward 22 odd years and here I am...HUGGING Vincent FRIKIN Vega!
Then I got married and for 8yrs I became a stay at home wife. That was then followed by 7yrs of building Quest. And while I’m ridiculously proud of...it was as far off from my dreams as you could possibly imagine!
Flash forward 3yrs of building Impact Theory and... we have him on the show!.... and so here I am... HUGGING John FRIKIN Travolta!
My point being, I had these big audacious dreams and somehow, I lost my way. And the even scarier truth is... it didn’t even really feel like a detour at the time!
So today I’m here to remind everyone, including MYSELF... If you’re not actually actively working towards your dreams then you could end up losing years and years to just “life”! But if you want that dream to ACTUALLY come true... no matter how pie in the sky it may seem... it CAN be achieved....as long as you are PURPOSEFUL about it! And Jonny boy was a strong reminder of that!!!