This is something kinda new for me. I haven't done a blog in several years as I used to do one every day when I was radio full time. Since then, things have been so squirrelly with some health problems and adjusting to managing a retail store full time (getting older is a bear!). It doesn't seem like that long ago but it's been 3 years since I'be done a show full time on the air. Gosh, where does the time go?
I'm asked a lot if I miss it. The answer is yes and no. I miss being creative and interacting with you the listener but don't miss the rat race that corporate radio has become. There's nothing local anymore as everything is prerecorded or piped in from elsewhere. A couple of stations try to provide as much as they can but the talent is overwhelmed trying to do so many stations. The control rooms are empty. If you need information (weather, emergencies, etc.) don't tune to a radio station! There's no one there! It's sad but all things change and there's still many growing pains radio has to go through to survive.
In the interim so much water has gone under the bridge. It's hard to believe! But life is good and I've adjusted to being out of the limelight pretty well. I say that knowing full well that I am probably more visible at the store than I ever was as far as meeting face to face. I am always humbled that a day does not go by that someone recognizes me or my voice. It just amazes me! I can't thank the Good Lord enough as I have been so blessed!
I watched the American Music Awards last night and was blown away at seeing Luke Bryan on stage as a co-host! It was an amazing show and enjoyed all of the entertainment. And to see Luke win was just the icing on the cake! But the best was to see both Garth Brooks and George Strait together on stage. What a magic moment!
I just spent my morning going over finances and doing taxes. I have put it off for quite a while as I have really been in a good mood and didn't want to mess it up. LOL! Usually at this point my nerves are pretty frazzled and I am ready for a long stiff drink. But today was different as all went pretty smooth and taxes are filed. Add on that I actually have a few bucks left in my account! YEA! Thank God for small blessings!
I have the day off and am ready for some relaxation. Going to go outside and enjoy this beautiful weather we have today.
Smile and make someone's day special! Have a good one!