I’ve always dreamed of moving to the west coast so I can achieve my dreams, but I’ve never been able to find a way out of Orland Park, Illinois.
- The closest I have come is Chicago.
I starred in an Off-Broadway production that had several good reviews in the paper. Someone saw my performance and offered me a commercial. I had a couple of jobs after that. Most of them were in the Chicago area, but I continued to live in Orland Park. Orland Park is a lot nicer than Chicago, and my parents live there as well. I thought I would move away one day, but now that Illinois has legal weed, I love it here. Orland Park recently got a marijuana dispensary. A lot of people were upset about the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, but I think it is a great idea. The legalization of weed creates a ton of jobs. One of my friends got a job downtown working as a delivery driver for a dispensary. The guy spent his entire summer driving around in the car enjoying the AC. He never had to break a sweat at all that summer. I had to spend the summer helping my dad with his HVAC repair business. Since I don’t have a career in the Arts, my dad is hopeful that I will join him in the HVAC repair business. He wants to ask the business down to me one day, but that means giving up on my dreams and settling into a mundane and boring HVAC repair career.