When you decided to do what you are doing now, what were the deciding factors?
Why did you choose your current career?
Did you follow in your parents’ footsteps?
Was it one of your hobbies?
Did you get recruited?
Did you want to just make money and fell into it?
Did you pick something you thought you would love?
Did a teacher or friend suggest it?
Did it start as a side job that never ended?
When I got out of high school, I had no idea what to do. I knew I was going to college I just didn’t have any direction. I was the caretaker of the family. My parents had divorced and I ended up being the one to take care of the younger kids.
I worked as a waitress on the weekends. I went to school and took care of my brother and sisters the other times. I didn’t have time for hobbies. I didn’t have time to dream or even think about my future. I didn’t have much support. I was the one giving others support. It was a crazy time in my life.
College was an escape. I knew I was expected to go. I had no direction. My senior year at high school was at a new school so I didn’t have many friends or even teachers looking out for me. I needed to decide to do something and that turned out to be business.
By my second year of college, I was hating my classes. I was lost and in need of a new direction. I was ready to quit when a friend suggested PR. I headed over to the communications department. I fell in love with production. It was the first time I was excited about college.
When I got out of college, I found my way to freelancing in film production. It was fun. There are so many things that I liked about film production. It’s fast paced, creative, different every time, productive, good pay and there are movie stars.
The things that didn’t work for me were the hours. It was hard to be successful at work and have the life I wanted outside of work. As I got busier, I had less time to live.
When I moved to LA for a series, I really saw the toll it takes on people’s lives.
I started to think about what I wanted my life to look like and it wasn’t how my peers were living. I had a choice. Get established in the local film community and work my life away or find a career that aligned itself with the life I wanted.
When I chose my career in film production, I didn’t think about how I wanted to live. I just wanted to find something I liked doing that inspired me. I loved the work, the fast-paced atmosphere, the status and the freelance lifestyle, while I was in Atlanta. When I moved to LA everything was amplified. In LA the film business is like a factory job. It wasn’t special it was what people did. It was so expensive in California that the money didn’t afford me the lifestyle I was used too.
Things change as we age and get experiences. I wanted different things than I did in college. In college I just wanted an interesting career. I wasn’t thinking about how that would affect my life.
Now I was thinking about how I wanted my life to look. I worked to find the career that would give me the life I wanted. I had a different goal in mind.
What do you love about the career you are in now?
Is it what you expected?
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