We had the good fortune of connecting with Jaydelise Volquez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jaydelise, what role has risk played in your life or career?
There’s always risk involved in choosing a creative career. Before I took the risk that changed my life, I had a very stable job that I was knowledgeable in. Over time I started feeling like I wasn’t living my purpose, like I was just going through the motions, and not spending enough time doing what I love. So on a random day I decided to quit. It was terrifying since I had bills and no long term plan or security of any kind. I just knew I wanted to act and I needed to focus. So I did just that. Best decision ever. Turns out that leap of faith was exactly what I was supposed to do. Then there’s the fact that taking risks is pretty much a requirement for actors. It’s part of the job!
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
Easy? Where?! Haha. Seriously though, creative careers are not easy mostly because there is no certainty. Becoming a full time actress took years of training, a hundred “nos’” and a thousand almosts’. It took a lot of faith, risks, and dedication. I created a vision board and stuck to it. I practiced at least 3 hours a day. Even then there were many times I thought quitting was my best option but I was blessed with a circle who wouldn’t let that happen. So I kept getting back up and kept following my heart. As cliché as that sounds, I thought of it as just wanting to spend my one life doing what I love. One thing I have learned in my journey is that you never stop learning. There’s no limit on growth.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Besides my core (God and my parents) , definitely Marco DiGeorge and Robb Maus from Truthful Acting studios for amazing training as well as Damian Jones and Mete Jones for believing in my talent and giving me a chance.