Well, like they say, all good things must come to an end. Today was my last day on the weekend morning show. I’ve chosen to not renew my contract in News. Instead, I’ll be working for LA Unscripted, which airs on KTLA, five nights a week.
Now, over the last few days, a lot of people have asked me why am I leaving, so I thought I would share…
Anyone who truly knows me, knows I’m a girl who listens to my gut. And, over the last couple of years, my gut has told me that News and Meteorology is not my final mountain top. Yes, I know it’s an amazing job and one that I’m truly thankful for.
But, I’ve been working weekends since 2012. I worked hard for this job and happily scarified a lot for it. I put work before everything. I didn’t care about missing special events or holidays. I would come home early from family trips, just so I could work because I loved it so much. To say I was passionate and grateful for this opportunity isa huge understatement.
A few years ago, my dad passed and that’s when things started to change. I started to feel my priorities shift. They drastically shifted after my mom died last year. All of the sudden the people I loved began to take priority over work.
I’ve always made it my goal to spend my short amount of time on this planet doing things I’m passionate about. Nowadays, I want to do things that fulfill me, I want to focus on people I love and create experiences that bring me joy.
There are other projects I’m working on that have lit a fire in my belly, so, during my next chapter in life, I’ll be pursuing those opportunities that bring me joy.
There are books to write, blogs to post and trips to take and my gut it telling me that leaving news right now, is the right thing to do.
I’ll still be on-air, 5 nights a week at 7pm on LA Unscripted. And you can see what I’m up to on IG, so I’m just saying goodbye to News, but it’s not goodbye on all platforms if you want to catch up with me.
Again, I’m so grateful for this team and this experience. I’m so grateful to you – our viewers – thank you for allowing me into your home and letting me share a little bit of sunshine.