One this day two years ago I lost my morning show gig. One of those pull you out in the middle of the show and flip the station while they are telling you that your services are no longer needed. At the time I was crushed. I had built up a name for myself in the country format in my hometown of Kansas City. A ten year career in broadcasting over.
However on my way home that fateful day I remember feeling very free and happy and excited that my world was open to a new adventure. I wasn't sure if I could do it but I had always wanted to try being a voice artist from my home studio which was already built.
It took me six months until I got my first big break. A fellow voice artist offered me a job voicing home listings on a daily basis. It wasn't mega money. But kept me afloat and the dream alive.
I began getting more and more clients. Slowly but they were coming on board. Today with the economy being what it is, it's still a struggle wondering everday if I'm going to make enough money to cover the mortgage this month. But at least I'm in charge of my own career. That has truly been a blessing over the last two years. Yes today is an anniversary for me that is now a good memory.
Oh and incase you are wondering. My old station... ratings and sales are in the toilet. Oh the irony! ;)