We had the good fortune of connecting with Indya Bussey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Indya, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking… All I have to say about it is just do it. If I hadn’t taken any risks, I would not have gotten one of the biggest roles of my career, as of yet. In my opinion, taking risks is essential when it comes to living life to its fullest potential. Not taking risks is being … well, comfortable. For me, a comfortable actress sounds like an oxymoron of sorts. Acting IS taking risks because acting is living. I take a risk when I step out of myself in order to find a character. It’s in the job description… Like I said before, I took a major risk just two years ago when I decided to quit my job working at a hotel. If I did not take that risk, I don’t think I’d have the same feeling of accomplishment and self-fulfillment within my life and career that I have today.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am most proud of my journey of self-growth. Taking steps to further myself on this journey is how I got to where I am today professionally. It definitely was not easy. To be honest, there are many, many hard days. But, I’ve learned to take everything in stride and, especially, to not rush the process. I had to learn to stop comparing myself to others around me because everyone is on their own path to greatness. There is no race to the finish line. Loving yourself and listening to your heart can take you far, but only if you’re ready to listen and make that move.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m kind of a homebody lol. I love being outside. I’m always down for a picnic with a friend in the park, just enjoying nature and whatnot. If I had to choose something to do that wasn’t that, I’d probably go to Atlantic Station or Five Points in Atlanta.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First, God and the universe deserve the ultimate shoutout. I wouldn’t be where I’m at without the love and support of my mom, my dads, the love of my life, my very, very best friends, Young Voices United, and my village.
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