Graduated from Indiana University a month ago and am currently on my way to becoming a MP (Motion Picture) Talent Agent at a big talent agency in LA.
I love Hollywood, I love the agency side of things (passion #1) and I know I'll make a great agent for various reasons but I'm having second thoughts on if I want to make such a huge commitment and essentially throw away my early 20's being someone's bitch (assistant) before I become an agent: 50+ hour weeks, 2 weeks vacation per year and it only gets worse as you get promoted to senior agent.
The problem I'm having is my IDEAL job would be to travel the world/live in different places and eat different foods (Sort of like a 21 year old Anthony Bourdain, passion #2) while writing or talking about it on some sort of show/documentary. I feel like this could potentially be everyone's dream and everyone would do it if it were realistic but it just isn't. To make matters worse I don't even think there's a market for a show led by such a young person.
What would you guys do/suggest?
A.) Stick to becoming a talent agent: there's a lot of money, beautiful people and it's just exciting to be a process of the entertainment industry.
B.) Travel while you're young and figure out a way to make money while doing it?
I guess my bottom line is I want to be able to travel while I'm still young, free and single so I can experience all the world has to offer. I don't want to regret it while I'm some rich 40 year old married dude who's only been to two continents and whose job doesn't really allow him to travel much.