Once upon a time, I worked in radio and ate grasshopper tacos (say what’s real).
It was a glorious time, until it wasn’t lol. For the most part, I enjoyed my radio days at Sirius XM. I made the decision to work in radio fresh out of my half a year at college, at the desk of my full time dead end job. I listened to Michael Baisden everyday religiously back when he was on 98.7 KISS FM in NYC. Every now and then he would do these follow your dreams themed shows. An entire show devoted to pushing people to follow their dreams. Whatever they were! I loved the feeling that I got from listening to his message and had a passion to work in the broadcasting field and one day have a show in which I could do the same. Long story short, I did it. Enrolled in CSB, landed an internship and clawed my way to technical producer. In that time I also developed The B Side Show and was able to host my own independent multimedia show for over 7 years. I made my dreams come true.
(Check this video that I did for The B Side Show about my radio job. You can also see me eat grasshopper tacos during one of our broadcasts!)
I admire the 20 something year old me. The one who made goals and accomplished whatever she set out to do, no matter what. No fear, no hesitation. She knew what she wanted, made a plan and got it. There was no other way. I’m getting to know her again. The idea of creating independently full time has been sleeping with me at night like a new love for this entire year. I can’t seem to shake it. I feel like I am meant to travel the world, capture images and share the stories of others through them. Figuring out how to do that and make an income that I can comfortably live off of is the issue. So I’ve decided to let go and let God and the 20 year old me handle this one. They’ll figure it out, I’m sure. She never got caught up in the fear and hesitation that the 30 plus year old me is struggling with. Things not making logical sense NEVER stopped her from accomplishing her goals. Literally everything she set out to do in her 20’s, she did it! So why can’t I? I ‘m researching, planning and getting out of my way so that she can take over and make this happen. I’ll see you chumps on top.Posted on: September 10, 2015Shavon