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Old 03-20-2013, 12:05 AM
 
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Maybe you can travel to larger cities on your days off . . .
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:40 AM
 
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See, here's the thing. I think playing it safe is the most dangerous thing you can do. I mean, the problem with staying put and saving money is that...you never save enough money. Twenty years from now, the OP will still be in Bakersfield wondering what would have happened had he made the move. These are the guys who eventually buy sports cars in their mid-forties and run off with their secretaries.

Don't tick off your uncle. Just tell him that you'd like to chase the dream for a couple of years. Who on God's name would fault someone in his early 20s for wanting to do that? Keep him apprised of your progress. Chances are he'll be rooting for you to succeed.
Yes - exactly. What's a life without dreams and trying to fulfill them? You have to listen to that thing inside you that tells you where you need to go. Otherwise you will stay stuck in some rut and the longer you're stuck the less likely you'll find what is calling you.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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If you leave on good terms, you should always have a place to go back to and that's more than some people have..I'd say plan to move to where you know people, see what happens..It's a nice thing to have connections and job experience before you move.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:17 AM
 
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Yaowa.....So, did you leave and start a new life elsewhere? Update please, we are rooting for you either way.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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Thanks for all the input guys. I'm still in my hometown working at the dealership. If I did move elsewhere I would need to have a lot of money saved up, which is the stage in where I'm at right now. I'm gearing up for an end of this year decision. That's when I will make the big decision.

Although there is something I left out about my issue....My real reason to move, is because I want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. I'm originally from LA. Moved to Bakersfield at age 5 due to the aforementioned success of family dealership. So I have lots of family still located in LA. I got one life, one chance. I don't want to spend the last years of my youth chasing something that isn't guaranteed and miss out on all the money I could have made at my current job. That's my biggest issue.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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Thanks for all the input guys. I'm still in my hometown working at the dealership. If I did move elsewhere I would need to have a lot of money saved up, which is the stage in where I'm at right now. I'm gearing up for an end of this year decision. That's when I will make the big decision.

Although there is something I left out about my issue....My real reason to move, is because I want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. I'm originally from LA. Moved to Bakersfield at age 5 due to the aforementioned success of family dealership. So I have lots of family still located in LA. I got one life, one chance. I don't want to spend the last years of my youth chasing something that isn't guaranteed and miss out on all the money I could have made at my current job. That's my biggest issue.
Follow your dreams, just leave on good terms with the dealership so you can come back if needed. ALWAYS have a back-up plan entertainment is a hard thing to break into.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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Actually....Many successful career actors live elsewhere and commute for auditions etc. You are only a short drive away, couple of hours. You could do both. Have you considered that? Especially with the support you have where you live. Folks that live in Hollywood or L.A. still need to have jobs to support themselves while they seek their acting careers.

You might find it costs more to live locally to the industry while seeking your career in entertainment, then it would be to continue your success in Bakersfield...monetary success...and drive for auditions etc...which would most likely be occasionally, rather than daily auditions. And, since you have family in the L.A. area, perhaps you could stay w/ them when you have an audition the next day...Lots of things in your favor!

Just some options to possibly consider. Like my Grandmother would say....Don't cut off your nose to spite your face...jobs are not always easy to come by, especially lucrative jobs.

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Old 04-13-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I'm sorry, no offense meant, but at 24, with a ''silver spoon'' already up your hoo hoo, what could you possibly know about ''culture'' and ''educated'' folk?
As a Californian, I would give the OP the benefit of the doubt in that regard. Bakersfield is known as the armpit of California. I know it sounds snobbish to say that, but there is a lot of truth to it.
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