I’ve been in an interesting position for the last 13 years of my life. I have been in thousands of people’s living rooms, kitchens and even their bedrooms.
Years ago, I put thousands of people to bed. For about ten years, I woke them up. I was a TV News Anchor.
Yes, it is a job. But there is something about that job that actually defines a person. Not only regulated by a contract that states what you can and cannot do while you are on and off the job, but also by defining how you treat thousands of people you meet that you don’t know, but that know you.
It is an odd position. I’m not saying I was famous. I don’t consider it fame. People in my community and in many other communities nearby knew me and learned about my life, my family and my personality. I was something of an acquaintance to them. I enjoyed being able to bring a smile to someone’s face and help them prepare for the day ahead.
During my 13 years, I had some amazing experiences and met some incredible people that I otherwise never would have encountered. I’ve interviewed Pat Sajak and Vanna White. I’ve seen a president, interviewed governors, state senators, even Nebraska legend, Tom Osborne.
Just a few months ago, I walked away from all of that. I decided that I needed to be me once again and that I had amassed enough knowledge and confidence to embark on a new career. I started my own business. I quit my job, I canceled my gym membership, my husband and I vowed to not go out to eat anymore, we tightened up the bootstraps and decided that we’d live as cheaply as possible until I started to make money. We knew it would take time and that it wouldn’t be easy. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have a husband who supports me 100% and encourages me to follow my dream. He scarifies a lot for my happiness. That is the sign of a very good man!
I do public relations. PR is a category that covers many different topics. I do promotion of events, groups, businesses, assist with social media, writing press releases, media training and many other things. These are all things that I was able to learn and perfect during my 13 years in various television newsrooms.
The last three months have been wonderful. I’m well rested, I’m not stressed, I’m ridiculously happy and yes, I’m still living cheaply. My business is starting to pick up and I have high hopes for 2016. It will be a year of success, empowerment and joy.
With Bloom Boost Media, I’m hoping that I will meet my goals and show my kids that they have options. You don’t have to always take the one track into business and stay there your entire life. I’m 37 years old and ready for the next step into a world I never even thought I’d enter. Being your own boss is certainly nice, but holds great responsibility. I’m ready for the challenge! Stay tuned!