edit: ok, I knew I could count on Hubski to point me to the obvious right choice :) I guess fear was talking since I feel vastly under qualified as a photographer right now. But that just means I got to suck it up and start learning. Now time to convince my mom I wont kill myself on the road and get some driving practice too. Love you guys, and thanks so much for taking the time to reply. As soon as I plan my trip, gotta put all huskiers on the map to meet!
This opportunity presented itself to me, and i'm kind of torn whether I should accept or not. I only got a couple days to make the decision, so I figured I'd ask you guys for advice :)
There's this Rock company, (not the cool music kind) that's offering me to become their official photographers for the next 5ish month. Driving around the States and Canada photographing monuments, building facades. cemeteries and sometimes kitchen counters.
- Maximum travel!!!
- Photography's fun. I'll learn an lot for sure.
- 2k/month, company car and gas, 150$ per diem for airbnb and food. As someone that's nearly broke, a (finally) paid opportunity is nice. If I'm careful, It's a lot I can save up.
- They seem cool and flexible on hours/days I get work done as long as everythings done.
- If I got the energy after a full week's work, it's also cool videos for my travel vlog.
- I'll be away from my boyfriend this whole time :( He said he can visit if i'm 6-7h drive away... we could probably make it work but it's shitty.
- I have less than 100 hours of driving under my belt (this one mainly stresses my mom out, but it's a little nerve-racking for me too)
- Summer plans go down the drain. Probably won't make it to my friend's wedding (the 2k expense was worth it if it's a 1 month trip, but spending 1500 for a week is way over my budget). No fun times in Montreal with my friends. And some (free) work engagements I'll have to abandon.
- Maybe no burning man? ( I don't know why that's on my mind since I don't even have tickets yet)
- Applied for this grant with this cool project i'm part of, but i can't be employed to get it. So they'd have to find someone else and start over. Feel bad ditching people mid-way...
And to be honest, it's kind of scary in general. Don't know if that's a pro or con. But i've never really been by myself for a long time - longest was my exchange semester in Poland and that was like 2 months max.
What do you guys think? I'd probably be all over this if I was single and without prior engagements. It's like this attached adult life I wanted to avoid snuck up on my somehow.