I am 24 years old and stuck at a fork in the road. I am a singer and went to school for music. I love to sing and my goal is to be able to make a living by singing. That has yet to happen.
I live in a medium-sized town and have yet to make enough money to live on, so I am thinking about moving to a larger city where there are more opportunities. I am also a nurse, so I know that I will have a steady job no matter where I go, but this is where I am conflicted.
I can make the move to a larger city that is about 500 miles from my hometown in hopes of making it, or take the giant leap and move to New York or L.A., where I'm sure to have more chances. Should I take the closer, less promising city or the distant twinkle of big city lights?
Thank You So Much,
Singing for Her Supper
Dear Singing for Her Supper,
There is a big jump from nursing to a singing career. I think that if you are a certified nurse, you could probably have a better chance of getting a job in the medical field than trying to make it as a singer.
You could stay where you are or you could move to a larger city, register with an agency and get an interesting position in the medical field. You could sing as much as you want to entertain patients, elderly, at parties, or at family affairs such as weddings, and get paid.
You don't tell me if you had professional training as a singer. There are thousands of young people who have spent a lot of time and money on training and are still being turned down. Also your living expenses would be far greater in a big city than in a small town.
These are a few of the things to be considered. However, if you want to give it a try, be prepared to work hard. It wont be easy.
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