U Deserve More!

u deserve more



“U deserve more,“ a text I recently received. This is something that has been said to me countless times throughout the years by family, friends, coworkers and acquaintances.

Only this one really hit me. When I first received this message my first reaction was “Yeah! I do!” but instead the text I sent back was “I’m not ready for more.” The sad part is after sitting with these texts for 24 hours I realized that I do not believe “I deserve more.”

The good girl in me has convinced myself that I shouldn’t be greedy. I should take crumbs but I must and should always give the whole cake to all. How dare I ask for more?  It is about the giving not the receiving.  I am full of love for all and have a need to give it, share it and lather others in it. The person who sent it to me was someone I thought about for years and wondered what it would be like to have a relationship with them or maybe just a friendship. Only I ended up feeling more than I thought I was capable of.  I finally felt deserving only to find out that what he gave I didn’t deserve. His text told me that I deserved more but the more was not him. It’s a difficult deserving pill to swallow because I would have settled for what he was willing to give no matter how big or small because like I said I finally felt deserving.

So I find myself asking “What makes me deserving?”  What makes anyone deserving? What makes you deserving?

As always I come back to my strength, my heart, my core and lean on my acting training for answers. And as I reach deep down into the foundation I have built. I say “I do deserve more” more of everything. Why,  because I am “Special.” Why do you deserve more?” because you are “Special.” How do I know this? I know this because there is only one you and there is only one me and that makes us unique and special and that makes us deserve more.

How simple! This is what I say to my acting students on the first day of class and every class after that. The answer was there all the time.


Authored by: Laurie Ann Davis

Laurie Ann Davis is a mom, acting teacher, actor, author and lives on Long Island, NY. Laurie Ann has been an actor for 22 years and is member of SAG/AFTRA/Equity and has been and acting teacher for 18 years and is the creator of Star Map Acting Studio which is now known as the Laurie Ann Davis Acting Studio and owned Dreamvision Talent Management. Ms. Davis has created many theater programs that have been incorporated in public schools and she teaches music/acting to school age children full time. In the recent past she had her own acting program at the Great South Bay YMCA that was a part of the Boulton Center Theater’s Act Out Troupe. She also created the very first Performing Arts Camp Jr. in Bayshore, NY where some of her original plays have been performed by her students. In recent years Laurie Ann has also dabbled in song writing and has done some recording and hopes to put out a children album in the near future. She is also very proud to be a published author of an acting book for children called “Finally…Monologues That Work” and has recently released her first children’s book “Storm Of Colors.”  Laurie Ann has studied with many teachers in NYC including Jack Poggi, Jim Bonney, Ian McRae (Neighborhood Playhouse), Penny Templeton, Gene Frankel, Larry Silverberg, Joan See and Ruth Nerken of The School For Film and Television and many more. Her acting credits include various theatre roles, film, commercials and played Emily on the daytime serial One Life To Live. Besides doing marketing and casting actors Laurie Ann teaches workshops in Theatre Technique, On-camera television workshops, Film, One on One audition coaching and more... She is excited to be a part of Club Time to Play and is looking forward to having her songs, books and products available to the creative public on the Time To Play website. Helping others build confidence, expand their creativity and making people good good is her passion and goal. Its time to play and discover the real you! 

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