What new things did you start in 2016? I started a new job! HERE at KICKS 105.5

We all know, starting a new job can be scary, confusing, frustrating….even send you straight into a downward spiral of insecurity. Last week, I started the job that since I was a freshman in college 100 years ago, I had dreamed about. But, wow, did I have an advantage!

I was getting acclimated, sitting here in the office with all of these “new” things to learn. That’s when I95 morning personality Lou Milano said to me, “Does it feel like the first day of school?” and I said, “It kinda does, but in a much better way.” You see, I walked in today as a full-time employee, but I’ve been here for a long time. For the past 6 years, I was Linda G, the weekend girl. I’ve already been to the events, the Holiday parties, etc. When I was offered the job as Brand Manager here at KICKS 105.5, I knew that not only am I so excited and so grateful that I get to do this again every day, but I am walking into a building where I know everyone. This building is full of friends that now I get to work with, towards common goals. The older you get, the more you realize how much this really means.

I have always told my two boys, “Do what you love, because then it won’t feel like work, it will feel like an extension of yourself.” This is the reason I stayed in radio for all of these years. When my children were little, I was lucky to be able to choose to be a stay-at-home-mom. I left my full-time on-air position to raise them but always did my radio thing on the weekends. As my boys got older, I worked  full-time in related and unrelated areas but came here every weekend to do this. Being exhausted at the end of a work week, I will admit, there were times that I just wanted to chill out at home. But the second I sat down behind that mic and put my headphones on, I was in my world again. I was me again!

As I start this new gig, I am so grateful for so many things. Being a part of KICKS 105.5 for so long I knew what I was getting into even behind the scenes. But I also know who is listening and THAT is one thing I will never lose sight of. The listener! Because even though this is my job, my job isn’t just about me, in fact, it’s more about you.

So, here we go, a new chapter! But it’s from the book that I’ve read so many times! I got this!