On Friday, October 19, 2012…I remember feeling relieved, happy, nervous, uncertain and overwhelmed. I was determined to make the night a GREAT night. I went grocery shopping and cooked in preparation for my BIG night. By this time I had been working on ‘WHAT WOULD she DO?’ for months and my show was coming on TONIGHT (at 10:30pm to be exact). I wanted everything to be just right. I wanted to share whatever this experience was going to be with my family. I was panged with emotions ranging from excitement to uncertainty. I hadn’t done anything of this sort EVER, hadn’t been on TV in years…what if no one likes it?
The food was ready and it was SHOWTIME. I could barely stand to watch it, I refilled drinks, dished out seconds and in the small glimpses I could stand…I criticized everything (I won’t get specific…in case you missed it), for a moment I think I stopped breathing. That was the longest and shortest 29 minutes of my life. My phone was going crazy…text messages and calls. The overwhelming response was Great! It did exactly what I hoped it would…started conversations, offered varying perspectives…it made people think. I was happy to see what I had worked so hard for become my reality. As I readied myself to “woosah,” my new reality hit…I was a Producer and a Talk Show Host.
Today, October 18, 2013 is my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! Once again, one of my many thoughts is “WHAT’s NEXT?” As I am at this milestone in my life it’s amazing to look back on this journey and feel grateful that I made it through. It wasn’t easy but certainly worth it. From inception to date, I am proud that this chapter will be one of the greats in my book of life. Looking forward, I am now excited by the uncertainty. I want to take this opportunity to Thank my family and friends who have supported, encouraged and uplifted me along the way. My son, who is my MOTIVATION. My mother, who is my TRUTH. My sisters, who are my RESTORATION. My friends, who are my SOUNDING BOARD. My team, who is my SUPPORT. God, who is my SAVIOR.
Thank you cannot express my undying gratitude for your support and well wishes. Thank you ALL!
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