In radio, career comes first, relationships come second
Career comes first, relationships come second – it’s something I’ve programmed into my brain ever since I first decided I wanted to get into radio.
My name is Crystal Vas, I’m 23-years-old and I’ve never had a long-term boyfriend. Will I ever get a partner?
It seems every time I get close to someone a new job opportunity pops up and I’m moving across the country again.
I feel ungrateful even letting that thought cross my mind since I absolutely love my job and coming to work everyday, but I can’t help but question if all these relationships I’m sacrificing will mean I’ll miss out on getting married and having kids one day? I’d be lying if I said there hasn’t been nights where I’ve laid awake in bed thinking about it.
At the moment I’m working at Power FM in Nowra, and will be moving to Star 106.3 in Townsville next week… how exciting!
When I got the offer, I didn’t even hesitate to say yes.
It’s finally happening, I’m going to work in my first competitive gig, something I’ve dreamed about since I got my first gig in Tamworth in 2013.
But it did mean I would have to have a very difficult conversation with someone I’ve been dating for a few months now, someone who was hesitant to date me in the first place because he always said, “you’re going to move and leave me,” a sentence I’ve heard multiple times from guys in the past.
But yes, that’s exactly what I’m doing to someone close to me AGAIN, moving and leaving. We’ve only been dating a few months, I can’t expect him to move across the country, can I?
Long distance is out of the question for me. I know I’m a needy b**** and if I can’t cuddle you on the couch whilst we watch House Rules and eat Tim Tam Slams, it’s not going to last.
So is this always how it’s going to be for me? Relationship or career?
Can you have your cake and eat it too?
I guess only time will tell, but for now it’s back to Tinder.