It's incredibly brave to walk away from a job you really wanted. Harder for some than others. My dream was to be a top TV news anchor. I started working at a small station in Michigan after college. They didn't have enough hours for me to be full time, so I grabbed as many hours as I could as a reporter and then I worked as a nanny just about every other hour of my life to make ends meet. I drove an hour to and from work everyday and worked 12 hour days. All supposed to be worth it because it was my "dream job." The hard work I didn't mind, in fact I liked it. The long hours, not so long when you get to tell cool stories and edit them to be told on TV. What I did mind, was how I was treated. Nothing I did was ever appreciated at the station. Nothing I did was ever good enough. I could work on a story for 18 hours and still my boss would hate it. She just didn't like me. Didn't value me as an employee. I tried for a while to change her opinion of me but I couldn't change it. She didn't want me there...so I didn't want to be there. I resigned via letter one day. I typed it out thanking her for the opportunity. I printed it and signed at the bottom. I left my work cell and keys on her desk and never looked back. That was one of the hardest decisions I've ever made. It was about opportunity and experience, of which I had very little. I had to put my self-worth ahead of a dream and that's what I did. Looking back years later it was a great decision. Sure, I could have been a fine news anchor in a cool market once I moved up the ladder and bounced around a bit, but I wouldn't have had the chance to experience a lot of what I have today.
I'm retrospective because I'm so excited and happy for my husband. He made a bold decision and said no, when most would have said yes and continued to be unhappy out of fear of the unknowns of the future. Now he's blossoming and watching his dreams come true. It's going to be cool for fans to see all of this unfold and see the true potential that's been there all of this time!
I truly enjoyed meeting a lot of Arrow fans and wrestling fans alike this weekend. The energy was so positive and contagious. I can't tell you how many times I was told "welcome to the Arrow family" even though my husband is the one with the role. It felt so genuine and it's nice to just be accepted. I did a few panels this weekend and enjoyed them so much. I also was asked what's next for me so many times. I want to enjoy this new chapter. Just know though, that I'm passionately working away on some things. I'm having fun and I can't wait to share them!
I hope everyone is well and counting their blessings! I sure am 💞