I just finished my fifth season in the production office at Summerfest. Needless to say, I’ve come a long way since I first started. I put up with less bullsh** and I don’t have time for attitude. Which is great for me because more people respect me more for it.
And that’s all I really out of life. To have people respect me and to be happy.
Simple right… Not.
Currently at the moment, I’m somewhere in Minnesota. I say that because I was in Milwaukee for two weeks, Nashville for less than 24 hours, then up to Indiana and now I think I’m in Prior Lake. Great Lake Festival I think .
Am I exactly where I want to be in my career, no. But I’m getting to where I want to be and I’m working hard for it. It’s one of the best feelings in the world. People seeing and knowing you are working hard, and you are finally getting recognized for it.
I’m so tired, I have no idea sometimes what I am doing. I forget what day of the week it is, I forget to shower sometimes, there was one day I was so tired I forgot to eat.
Why you ask, I’m putting in about 60 to 70 hours per week. This past week I put in about 80 hours. I’m pretty exhausted, but I think it’s getting me somewhere.
So, what have I been doing?
I was a PA for my friend Kyle Olson for a new reality show he’s working on. I don’t know much about TV, but it was a good experience for me. Just working on set and understanding how the TV world works puts me one step up. Thanks Kyle for the experience!
My recent PA gig was for the NAA conference with music performances in between. This gig was more of a business setting, but it was really good experience. I got more hands on experience with stage/sound/lighting concepts.
My Point: I’m working really hard in getting my career going, so much I’m almost pushing myself too hard. But I’m doing it to give my family and myself a better life. A life that I can enjoy the things I want to and give happiness to those in my life.