The title of this blog is misleading, because being a radio co-host doesn’t always suck. And yes I feel grateful to have a job where I work with fun people and get a chance to bring a smile to people’s face daily. Also, I’m not technically a co-host, because a co-host is a 50/50 partner in hosting the show (thus the CO in host). I’m more of a side-kick. In other words, if your name ain’t on the bumper sticker then you aren’t a co-host.
So being a sidekick is sort of like being the center for the quarterback. You are involved in every single offensive play…you give the ball to the QB, but he is the one who will make the magic happen and in turn get the glory (and major cash). And that is obviously fair in seeing as though he or she has the bulk of talent and responsibility. Now, the center is happy to be on the team, and to be part of the magic, but he secretly wishes that God had given him the body and abilities to be the man!
The difference between me and the center is that Fitz is my QB and I’m basically tied to his sweet ass wherever he chooses to go (or not go). And quite honestly, if he would choose to go to another city or station I would likely make more money…a lot more money. Why? Because the new station and Fitz will want the whole team together. If Fitz chooses to stay at a station then they already have his team tied down. Understand? Good because you need to understand all of that to fully enjoy, and understand my first and only country song called, “Stuck” which is posted below. And I also want you to understand that I absolutely LOVE living in the northwest, and I adore the people here in Washington. If it were up to me I would live here the rest of my life, but that won’t likely happen because the cost of living is ridiculously high.
When you have a family of 5 like I do that means you are going to want a nice home in a decent school district, and safe city. So here in the northwest that means you will need around $100,000 to put down on the average home. The average home will cost around $500,000. Compare that to other states like Texas where I sold my 4 bedroom home for $150,000! My rent alone here is $2,300 a month, and that is actually considered a great deal.
So how much should you earn to comfortably afford the average 3 or 4 bedroom home in Western Washington? It would likely be around $150,000 a year! So with all of that being said I hope you can understand my frustration with this beautiful part of the country, and knowing that it looks like things aren’t going to get better anytime soon. I love ya and hope you enjoy my song!