To be honest, I have thought about giving up on acting as I cannot find a job where I can get out of at the last minute and my living arrangements are not really helping either. I received a letter from showcast, asking me to renew my membership, but I was really contemplating whether I should let it go given that I do not have an agent and am kind of wanting something different out of life.
However, a few days ago, I received an email from a VCA post graduate asking me if I would like to be in his film! I could not believe it! First of all, he actually found me from showcast (luckily I still had a few days of membership remaining). Secondly, he trusted me enough and I did not have to audition for the part, and lastly, he said that he saw my showreel and thought that I fit the part.
Just when I thought I was going to let go of acting, something like this comes up and it really does keep you going. When you least expect something, BOOM it comes!
If you are too focused on acting and trying to be famous, you will probably have a miserable time, but if you just let it go and focus on life, things like this WILL come up so hang in there actors...you'll get there!