|Photo courtesy of ESQ Photography|
I feel so blessed for this new opportunity and cannot wait to join the already stellar morning crew of Ali, Kent and Britnee. Please watch me at my new time from 4-7am on NewsChannel 4 and 7-9am on Freedom 43 TV's "Rise & Shine." For those of you not familiar with "Rise & Shine" it's definitely a different type of news program! Lance, Britnee and I have a lot of fun joking around and interacting with viewers. Please give it a try! The new gig starts January 31st.
Goodbye Weekend Friends
|My second week on air at KFOR-TV. Oh the memories!|
|No, that's not Russell Westbrook...it's Ed Doney!|
|I will miss these goofballs!|
|Morning show ladies!|
For the first time in my career I will have weekends off! WOO HOO! This means I can race or train in the mornings and actually REST the rest of the day! I can go to friends' weddings and not have to take two vacation days! And of course, during the week I get done with my shift by mid-morning and have the rest of the day to workout and do whatever I want! But most importantly, I will be doing 5 hours straight of doing what I love...giving the weather! And I get to have awesome and very experienced counterparts! This will only help me improve and grow as a meteorologist. I'm pumped.
Waking up at 2AM. Yikes. No one should get up that early. I am a natural night owl. I usually stay UP until 1:30 or 2 and LOVE to sleep in. I'm not talking about 10AM sleep in. I'm talking about I-have-to-set-my-alarm-to-wake-up-at-2PM-sleep-in. I guess I never grew out of that "teenage sleeping" phase. This will be a challenge initially but I will have to experiment and see what works best routine-wise. I know other morning show people in the biz either go to be really early (6PM) or take a nap when they come home after the show and go to bed a little bit later (9PM). In order to have somewhat of a social life (dinner with friends, trainings), I will likely try the latter. When I filled in a few weeks ago I was so foggy for the 4AM that I got up and worked out at 1:30 in the morning! Yes, I swam laps at 1:30 in the morning! That was a first! But it worked and got ride of some of the haze. I will let you know how it goes! But no matter what...mama needs her sleep.
Thank God for coffee!
Timing is everything. I believe the Lord had his hand in this whole deal. I feel so blessed than I even GOT a job at one of the best places to do experience and study weather on Earth. I never thought David Payne would leave but he did. And he left right when my contract was about to expire. Crazy timing! I feel blessed that my station's management and fellow employees support me 100% in my new move to weekday mornings.
|Picture courtesy of ESQ Photography. This is my EXCITED FOR MORNINGS face!|
I hope you will join me on this new adventure. I start January 31st! See you in the mornings!