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Karen Michel Pavlickby Karen Ann Pavlick



I walked into an audition room to see these facts posted and felt compelled to share.

As blessed as I felt to be in this room, I was also reminded of the times when auditioning was different and I have to admit, I liked it better back in the day, just saying.

I would walk into the audition room and almost every face was familiar. On the callbacks, there were always the same girls. Today, I barely recognize anyone.

Times are different. Anyone can submit for a project. You no longer have to be an actor, have an agent nor have 100 or so hardcopies of your headshot and resume.

Getting a callback was like booking the job. Today, just an audition is like getting the golden ticket!

My point is, “Change is inevitable, growth is optional.

I remember my mom telling me when I worked in the restaurant business that the building would have to burn down before I would leave. Ironically, the building did start on fire! I am not sure if this was a sign, but I did leave! I have always been told I was “loyal to a fault,” which I have come to see as not being honest or loyal with myself.

I have stayed in relationships longer than necessary, hoping and praying for the guy that first showed up at my doorstep to come back around, while I was hurting. I have stayed in jobs, wishing I were somewhere else, while I was complaining?  This is not growth, this is complacency, one of the loneliest places to live in. There is nothing “loyal” about feeling like you’re in relationship by yourself or in a job that’s unfulfilling. I can’t tell you how many people I have asked of lately, if they were living their calling and their response was a blank face, having no idea why they are really here? They are often in a job they don’t like, for the money, or a relationship they don’t love, for a number of reasons. This is not showing up for life, if anything, it’s slowing up your life.

When change happens, because it always will, you can either grow with it or complain with it. One takes you to new destinations the other keeps you stuck on Gilligan’s Island! I have to admit, I was feeling a bit like Maryann; I was ready for new scenery and new grounds.

Ironically, the posting of “Interesting Facts” made me question my life? What am I really submitting for in life? What do I really want to do? How can I be selected for that one woman role that will take me to greater heights?

As it turns out, I applied for a job that I wanted since I got out of high school. It has nothing to do with acting, but everything. I guess I can say thousands of people submitted for it, hundreds were selected and I was one of four women that got hired! I will be doing what I have wanted to do since I was a little girl, travel the world and be around new people everyday! I truly believe this is one of the most exciting adventures I have ever taken! Here’s the catch, I would have never thought of this opportunity had my life been working the way it was. That’s why I believe, when things stop working, and you’ve done your best to make them work again, and they don’t, then it’s time to submit for another role in life and all the gifts and talents you’ve acquired along your journey will be used on the next leg of your trip! Nothing is wasted. Life is not meant to be complacent or lonely. If it is, you need to ask yourself if you are celebrating your auditions? (Your life?)  If not, are you unconsciously confirming where you are, declining, or do you just not respond to life?  I think we forget or don’t want to think about this “Interesting Fact;” our visit here is short, so do what you love and be with the ones you love …every life audition is preparing you for your booking (calling).

Just by showing up, your odds are increased!  

There is a reason you are here. Make the best of it!




Karen Ann Pavlick started her career as an NFL CHEERLEADER for the Raiders. This led to an acting career. Her first featuure film was with the beloved Robin Williams in PATCH ADAMS and directed by one of her favorites, Tom Shadyac. With over 75 national TV Commercials, appearances on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, GENERAL HOSPITAL, MURDER BOOK, THE MESSENGERS to Show Host for HSN (Home Shopping Network), Karen feels blessed for the opportunities that continue to come her way and grow her! She was honored  with “Distinguished Filmmaker,” after both her short films, under her production company, Hollywood Ending Films, won BEST FILM. 
Karen has a passion for travel, unique spas, the outdoors, being surrounded by family and friends, and a love for wine. “I would love to write and live on a vineyard!” This may come sooner than later as Karen’s first self-help/discovery book is looking for a publishing deal. 

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