Just this past week I was officially released from my agreement with Food Network on being cast in their upcoming show, Food Network Star. I made it to the final rounds of casting and was just informed that they have gone in another direction. So, to put it simply- my life has been on hold since I got my first email and phone call in early December, telling me I had advanced to the next round and to continue to stay available until April. I'm incredibly glad I went through with it, as having my own show is my ultimate dream, but the timing apparently just wasn't right for me this year. I was told that they really liked me and that they would keep me in mind for the future, among many other incredibly kind and generous things. And those are always nice things to hear.
Although I can say I'm a tad disappointed that things didn't go the other way, I'm just glad the process is over, if I'm being honest. Spending 3 months waiting for a phone call or email to tell me I had to pack my bags and leave for New York the next day was not my cup of tea, but it was an exciting process and I'm proud of myself for making it as far as I did and getting the positive feedback that I got. Unfortunately, I had to turn down a few excellent offers during my holding period, which were very difficult decisions to make, but all in all, they were made for the right reasons.
The unknown is a tricky thing to live with- especially for me. So, now that I know where my tomorrow will be spent, I can rest a little easier and cherish what I have in my life at the moment. I also want to take this time to apologize for any mood I may have been in over the past 3 months...I'm sure I wasn't always as calm and kind as I would like to be...and now you all know why. But I'm back now and have no plans of going anywhere any time soon!
I would now like to share with you my initial audition video that got me my first callback. I'm so very proud of it, as my husband shot it and edited it in just a few hours. He has been my rock throughout this process and was willing to allow me to chase my dream, knowing that he would have to stay home with the kids on his own for months...longer if things went my way. He's amazing. And I'm incredibly lucky.
So now I would like you all to see how brilliant he actually is...
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Thanks for listening, as always.
Follow your dreams. No matter how out of reach they may seem. If they don't come true, it only means that they haven't yet.