Peculiar Journeys Ep. 62 — Job Hopping and Staying Afloat

My career path (if that’s what you want to call it) is all over the place: professional jazz trumpeter, public school music teacher, part-time construction worker, gas station attendant, non-profit theater director/producer/actor, retail tobacconist, massage school facilities manager, NPR house manager, public radio Director of Events, Millennium Park House Manager, freelance events consultant. It makes sense, then, that my assumption of continuing on in the events field (specifically in the public media sphere) was probably misguided. I mean, it’s never worked that way before so why would it work that way now?

So, if not public media and not specifically events, what the flying fuck was I supposed to do for employment in my new city?