There is this crazy thing called dating. I know it’s been around forever and it’s how we find this thing called our “soulmate”. If you follow my blog, I talk a lot of my stresses, my ups, and downs, but not so much about my dating life.
Let me make this clear, I’m not writing this blog because I think the music industry is “bad”. I love what I do and I’m passionate about music ( as you all know). However, there are a lot of life adjustments and compromises you need to make to have your life work. One of them is dating.
Here is how the ” Hi, I’m Jaimee, I work in the music industry.” dating conversation that is called “my life” in a nutshell.
Literally… pretty much every conversation goes: ( In bold is me)
“Oh! You work in music that is so cool! What do you do”
“I help make the show run smoothly. Basically, any fires that need to be put out, I put them out.”
“Oh, so what exactly is your title?”
“Production assistant/coordinator, it changes from gig to gig.”
“Oh cool, you’ve probably have worked with some pretty amazing acts.”
“Yes, I’m grateful for the opportunity with the ups and downs of my job.”
” So what are your hours like?”
“They are pretty much all over the place, it depends on the gig. My job/festival/tour changes from gig to gig.”
” Oh, I see…”
I’ve had this exact conversation at least 20 times in the past year. Guys find me fascinating, but they don’t walk into the unknown, that is my job.
Long story short, if people don’t work shows, they have a hard time understanding what I do. And therefore, get freaked out from the unknown of hours, will I have time for anything, when I’ll be available, am I partying with the artist…
It blows my mind most guys won’t give me a chance. But it goes for my guy friends too. Girls can’t stand when they are on the road. They look at them like they just got mono from them.
So for those of you out there that want to do this. Just know that dating will be extremely hard. And people will look at you like you just farted in public.