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Smile Professional Drifters - July 29th 2009, 03:52 AM

Does anyone else here have a career or are looking to get into one that doesn't allow steady employment, permanent surroundings, and next to nothing pay? My professional title is Special Make Up Effects Artist, so I'm constantly searching for new jobs and never know where I'm going to end up next or if I'll ever have any money when I get there. My next job may be in New Hampshire, maybe California, or anywhere in between, who knows. Just wanted to see if anyone else on here has the same situation and ask how's it been treating ya? For me, it's exciting to never know where I'm going to end up, also completely terrifying, but that's part of the intrigue for me.

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Re: Professional Drifters - July 30th 2009, 06:43 PM

I'm looking at being a fiction writer, which ties into the "no steady employment" and "next to nothing pay" bits. I'm so excited; I don't care if I end up dirt poor, I just want to do what I love! I'll probably also end up being a freelance journalist, which would definitely mean all of the above. I think it'd be killer to get to travel to all the different places; I love traveling and I love writing, so it's perfect.



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Re: Professional Drifters - July 30th 2009, 08:06 PM

Street Performer! Get just enough money at one spot to eat and stay with someone, pack up and move to another.


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Re: Professional Drifters - August 1st 2009, 03:18 AM

Those sound like awesome careers and I'm glad for you both that you're willing to make a lot of sacrifices to be able to do what you love. It is an exciting way of life, way of working, you never know what's going to happen next. I'm not going to lie tho, it's really, really hard sometimes. From personal experience, and from other people I know with the same career situations, it's hard when the work stops coming, there's months without jobs, maybe longer. So don't be too disappointed if you have to take a job you hate in order to keep doing what you love. And personal relationships are almost nonexistent. Of course, traveling so much, you'll meet tons of awesome people, but keeping in touch with friends is hard, and having any kind of love relationship is next to impossible, unless of course you all travel together in a group! haha. That'd be cool. Anyway, I wish you guys the best of luck on your journeys to happiness and I hope it works out as you expect.

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