7:30 BELLS Guest Post: Do What You Love by Allie Costa

I can't think of anyone more alive than actress Allie Costa to write the 7:30 BELLS Guest Post for May, a month when all the world is coming alive with light and summer. 

I love a lot of things. I love my family. I love being on stage and on camera. I love reading a good book. I love watching a good movie. I love the sound of a cat purring. When Dia asked me to write a post about what makes the bells ring for me, I thought of all these things and more. If you could peek inside in my mind for just a moment, you'd be treated to multitude of images and memories and songs and words.

I'm a motivated girl. I tend to wake up happy, eager for what the day has in store for me, prepared and determined to make wonderful things happen. I've been asked more than once what gives me so much energy, and the answer is simple: I'm just wired that way. 

I'm fueled by life. I was born with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, a vibrant imagination, and an inner drive that propels me forward. 

Every day, I move forward. Every day, I try to make my dreams come true.

When I sing, I sing from the heart, whether I'm in front of a thousand people or just walking down the street. When I act, I go to the heart of the matter, the truth of the character I'm playing and the story I'm telling. The same when I write. I want to communicate and create stories that touch people, that make them feel alive and inspired.

There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. There's always more to say, more to share, more to do. Thankfully, if we're lucky, we get another day, and another. And, if we're wise, we appreciate what we have, allow ourselves to follow our hearts, and make every day count.

How can YOU make the bells ring? Do what you love, and love what you do.

Do what you love, love what you do,
and the bells will ring.

Allie Costa is an actress, writer, singer, and director. She is currently playing Sam in Wake.Film/TV credits include 90210, Unusual Suspects, You Me & Her, andUnintentionally Awesome. Theatre credits include Spring Awakening (Martha/Ilse), Hamlet(Guildenstern), Pope Joan (Young Joan), and Before a Fall (Darla). Allie's original plays and screenplays include Who She Could Have Been, Prodigal Daughter, Testimony, and Can You Keep a Secret? She recently managed to be in four places at once, which was a personal record.

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7:30 BELLS Posts run every Tuesday.

7:30 BELLS Guest Posts run on the second Tuesday of every month. Join me on June 10 for a guest post with author Joan Holub.