I'll cut to the chase. My last day in radio is Friday, July 5th, and on Monday, July 8th, I'll start my new job doing corporate communications for a company based out of Birmingham (who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent!).
I've spent over half of my life on the radio - I started as a college freshman at the campus radio station and haven't looked back. However, as you know if you read this blog, my life has changed quite a bit in the past couple of years: moved to Alabama, met the love of my life, got married, and had a beautiful baby girl.
I am beyond grateful for the gifts that my career has given me - especially for those I just listed. If I hadn't taken this job in Birmingham, none of the above would have happened, and now, I can't imagine my life without my handsome husband and my beautiful daughter.
My radio career has taken me all over the country - Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Connecticut and Alabama - and has introduced me to some of the biggest characters and personalities one could ever imagine. I have always said that working in radio is "better than working for a living", because when you love what you do, it's not really "work".
However, the time has come to take the skills that I have acquired along the way and apply them in the next phase of my career. I am beyond excited for this new opportunity. When I say that it is better than I could have imagined, I am not exaggerating. (And I am not just excited about getting to sleep in a little later each day....) I really do think that God was looking out for me and guiding the entire long process for me to make this transition.
To those of you who have cheered me on while I was making this big decision, thank you. Change is not always the easiest, but your encouragement and counsel made it a lot easier. Thank you to all those I have worked with over the past almost 20 years, too - it's been a fantastic ride, and I'll be cheering all of you on from the other side of the radio.