My Name is Germán (as in “Herman” for English speakers). I come from a far, far away land called Chile. You may have heard it before as a synonymous for “earthquake”, or maybe you saw on TV how 33 miners were heroically rescued. Or even, if you are a soccer fan, know a few names of very succesful (and rich!) players across Europe. The thing is, I live in a small but generally “proud of themselves” country (except for that Hitler wannabe who was in the government for 15 years. Not proud at all of that…).
But I’m not here to tell you all about the country I live in, or how wonderful it is for foreigners to spend their vacation here.
I’m here to tell you about my own experience, living, working, and dreaming in a place that’s not a powerful world power but it isn’t also a place filled with disaster and poverty.
I’m just a guy trying to reach his dreams, (as many others) doing what is considered here to be a “non traditional” job. So most of my experiences are about spending all my 20s trying to be successful and crashing into walls.
It’s All About The Music
Unlike other “normal” jobs, this is one field in that you actually don’t get paid every time you work (or get paid a very low amount of money). And you never get a formal work contract.As you might think, after successfully getting my music degree, I started to swim in the exciting and vast sea of the jobless and struggling artist. Working to get paid gigs, joining bands, trying to get paid composer jobs, and doing piano teaching to survive.
So where am I now?? I’ve decided to use my past experiences and work for my very own projects. As things haven’t worked out with other people, I might as well work for myself and try to step out.