My name is Isaiah Butler, and I am 18 years old. People tell me the “odds of becoming a successful actor or slim to none. In my mind “odds” do not exist. What if Martin Luther King jr. had thought about the “odds” and given up because of them? History would be re-written. So “odds” can’t exist for people trying to do great things. What I hope to do is become one of the “greats”, forget a fan base and fame. I love acting, becoming someone new, portraying their life the best I can. I hope to become prestigious rather then famous, become someone who contributes heavily to the industry. People also tell me ” I should come back to reality.” Who’s reality, theirs? Everyone has a different reality, it’s why we have great people in our nation. They all had a vision of their own reality that they made real. I have my own as well. Now saying all this doesn’t mean I’m oblivious to the fact that I will get turned down at times, or that there my be a substantial amount of time before I become successful. I know these things and have come to terms with them. Yet I am fearlessly going ahead until, that moment comes. I have joined the acting family, its time to make my contribution. Time to put my dot on the timeline. Thank you for your consideration.