I share a lot with you guys on here but the catch is that I get to choose which stories I want to put out there for the world to read. That is precisely why I chose to take myself out of the running for a spot on Below Deck season 2.
That’s right, yours truly was interviewed to be a cast member on season two of Below Deck.
It was an exciting opportunity and definitely a bit flattering but ultimately I decided that it was most definitely, absolutely, 100% wrong for me.
Okay, so maybe not 100%, i’ll admit there was a small part of me that thought it would be an exciting, once in a lifetime experience but it was so trumped by the potential for being portrayed in a not so flattering light for all the world to SEE (not just read) without my input in the editing room. I know myself, I know how I would be potentially typecast and ultimately, it wasn’t worth it to me.
I think there’s a lot to be said for living in the moment but I think our generation, and that of the generation behind us (and on and on…) live in a world where “living in the moment” can have disastrous repercussions. I mean, thank the universe Youtube wasn’t around when I was a kid and the “songs” I would record by myself in my room are merely on cassettes that are likely in the bottom of a shoebox in my closet at my parents house. But even that is a fiercely tame example compared to the embarrassment and character shaming I’ve seen happen for young men and women in reality television. There are people out there who will only see you as dollar signs.
I’m not saying at all that this is what I think of the casting or production companies behind Below Deck, only that I decided it was in my best interest to never find out.
Plus, I happen to like the job I have now an awful lot 🙂