A new chapter, and a normal sleep schedule
I have happy news. Friday was my last day at KHON2. My contract ended Thursday, and I chose not to renew it, though I appreciate that management offered to work with me.
It was an option, but I didn't want to stay on an early morning shift, so my managers offered me a day shift as a reporter. I was excited about it. I'm so grateful to have understanding, compassionate managers who were willing to accommodate me. I am lucky to have worked for such kind people.
However, as I thought about it, I'm just tired from two years of early hours and some personal tribulations, and I need a break. It felt like the right thing to do.
It was a tough decision because the station is great and the job is fun. I appreciated my time there. I will miss working with some really fantastic, hardworking, cool, talented people. I am sad I didn't get to connect more with the folks I didn't know as well on the day and night shifts, but - small town - it's possible our paths will cross again.
When I start the job search, I'm open to all industries. As with the last time I was unemployed, I wasn't expecting to return to news. It just happened. It was a happy timing, and one I am grateful for. I do know, though, I will decline any job that has me regularly up pre-dawn.
For the immediate future, I would like to relax for an undetermined time. I will still be blogging for this paper as hobby.
My plans are to spend more quality time with my daughter, husband, and ailing mother. To spend more quality time with myself. To maybe complete my training hours to get my yoga teacher certification. To meditate and rest.
If you tuned in to our morning show, thank you. The viewers were always so nice!
If we worked together, thank you and I will miss you. It's a great station, and I hope I see you again.
I've already deleted that 2:30 a.m. alarm clock. Here's to sleeping in!