The Stranger Path

lizafernandez

This is hard work at its finest.

This is not giving up.

Of thinking outside the parking lot.

Of saying, “I can’t hang out, I’m on a deadline.”

A deadline to yourself.

This is about staying away from unicorns and taking the long, long road.

The treacherous, lonesome, highly rewarding, “impossible” road and sticking to it.

This is about longevity.

Overnight is never overnight.

Achievement is talent AND preparation.

This is about those blocks:

“Ok, what do I need?
I need to keep going.
I need to feel that my journey is exactly where it’s meant to be.
God, I wish I could believe that.
Stop.
I believe it. Done. There it is.
I need to know that God is taking care of me, that She loves me and has my best interests at heart.
I need to know, deep within, that because this is fun, I’m on the right track.”

Should I stay or should I go?

STAY, motherfucker.

Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.