Today I learned, after much anticipation, I indeed did not proceed into the Top 20 from the Top 40 contenders for Kelly Ripa’s Co-Host for a Day Contest. But that’s alright, because I have learned some valuable things from this surreal experience:
I realized what a support system I have in place. I have been amazed and humbled over the past couple of weeks how quickly people who have known me over the years helped support my dream by voting for me on Kelly Ripa’s website and sharing my link on their Facebook pages.
So here’s a major thank you to everyone who took the time and who made the effort to try to convince Kelly Ripa’s producers for me to be her co-host for a day. I am absolutely gracious and will never forget that.
I also received official validation from producers in New York City that I do have enough talent to be considered to host a TV show. They were the ones who chose me, along with the other 39 contenders.
Before these past couple of weeks, it was simply a goal in life to be considered to be a host. Now, my dream has been legitimized.
For the rest of my life, I’ll have the satisfaction in knowing I made it to the Top 40, out of all of America.
It would have been convenient for me to have realized at age 18 that being a TV host would be what I would want to do for a living. However, it took all this life experience in the past 17 years since graduating high school (like being married 8 years and having 2 kids) to get to the level of confidence and emotional intelligence I am at now.
Back when I was young, I didn’t have what it took. Now, I do. Now, I’m ready.
So here’s to seeing if I can still reach my dream job of being a TV host. I’m still working hard on my dream.
One door closed, another shall open. At least, it will if I keep knocking on enough doors.