I'm not going to lie, I never saw myself moving backstage or behind the camera. Being on stage, out front, in the lights was not only thrilling, it was easier. When you're talent, no one expects you to do anything but show up, know your stuff, deliver, and go home.
Crew is another universe.
I saw the directors, producers and behind-the-sceners around me working themselves ten times as hard without any of the acknowledgement, and decided it wasn't for me.
Producers have to fight with everything from scheduling to billing to neurotic creative people, and it just didn't feel the same as nailing a performance.
Or, that's what I assumed.
Come to find out, being on set is my real high. It's what I do and love best. No matter the role or responsibility I have. However that is accomplished, I am just as giddy and proud of what we create. Knowing I'm genuinely helping translate ideas, or that I make editing go more smoothly, carries the same pride and thrill for me as being applauded onstage.
So, I encourage you to try new things. Learn. Be a sponge on set. You never know what opportunities might come of it. You never know what you might become from it.