Is there something you have always dreamed of doing from a young age, but still have not had a chance to do it? What if a perfect opportunity came up where you could pursue that dream? What if circumstances were all aligned, and you had the chance to go for it – would you do it?
I’ve had a passion for music forever. One of my earliest memories is being selected for a children’s choir back in Scotland and performing. I sang all the way through Junior and Senior High School. I listened to the radio every chance I got, and when MTV came around – BOY OH BOY – was I in heaven! I spent all my money on new cassettes, then CDs, and now I probably download more music than I should. I lost my music for a few years when I married for the first time. It wasn’t a priority because I was so busy surviving as a Navy wife – and then when we divorced as a single mom. When I married Jim I had an opportunity to return to college and get my Degree .. and I chose Communication so that I could get started on my DREAM … to work in radio. Of course, life again had other plans for me and I continued in my career of Marketing. While I love every single second of what I do, I still missed my music.
Then a friend introduced me to BGLRadio.net . I was invited to tune in and listen, to come hang out and chat with the other listeners. TO share my passion for music with other people. Now I have an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I’m trying to become one of the volunteer DJ’s on the radio station in my spare time. I have to go through an application process .. which I’ve already submitted. I was asked to submit a short demo .. which I’ve done. And tomorrow I’m taking the next step and interviewing with the Station Manager to learn what the job as “DJ” entails to see if it’s something I really want to do. For him to see if I’ll really fit in to the station mix. I’m a little bit .. ok .. A TON BIT .. nervous. Because this is important to me. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was young.
I don’t think we’re ever too old to follow our dreams. I think we set an example for the young people in our lives when we do try to reach those seemingly unobtainable goals … whether we win or lose. Some of you may think I’ve lost my mind .. but I’m just sitting here on my sofa with a stupid grin on my face probably the happiest I’ve been in a very long time.