Rules of dating a musician
He comes home when I’m asleep, and I leave while he’s still asleep.
It’s kind of depressing at times, but we make time to have a date night at least once a week and have a good time.
Primarily he plays an upright bass in a jazz band that plays around town, and is an audio engineer for some of the shows coming through town.
While I am supportive of him and his career, there is no denying how NOT frugal it is to be a musician. The upright bass alone is several thousand dollars.
For the past few years while he was in school, there have been a few music related expenditures, but I know it’s only going to get worse.
While I adopt minimalism, his profession requires him to have a certain amount of possessions.
In addition to her love of personal finance, art and music, she is also a karaoke master and a cat mom to Miles and Thelonious.
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If you think it’s expensive to be a musician, it’s also expensive to date a musician.
It’s going to be a balance moving forward as we both get settled into our respective careers and interests.
I hope that for both of our sakes that things become more lucrative for both of us—I think that will soften the pain of being apart, because in addition to lack of time, we’re not flush with the funds (yet)!
While he’s not on tour or anything, we have completely opposite schedules.
I work 9-5 during the week, he works 4-6 nights a week.