Working the holidays… it’s part of the news business, news never sleeps. This morning, a perfect example! Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Tornado Warnings on Thanksgiving Day!
So, back to working the holidays, I don’t mind. To be honest, I haven’t had a Thanksgiving or a Christmas with my family in Arizona in seven years. I’m not sad about it, we make our own holidays whenever I can be home. And to be honest, that’s a little more fun… who’s heard of Thanksgiving in January? That’s when we usually celebrate it!
Working the holidays isn’t bad. I work the same shift almost every day at WTHR. We’re a family. Yes, we even fight! But, we have fun! We joke around, we care about each other, and I consider them genuine friends. From the producers, to the production assistants, to on-air talent we’re all working the holiday. So, no, I’m not sad about missing Thanksgiving with my family… my surrogate family is right here at WTHR. Today we even had a pitch-in… our Thanksgiving feast started at 7am, and what a treat it was! It’s not the holiday that makes it special, it’s the people you spend it with.
When my husband I were dating, we always picked up Jack in the Box tacos for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We had to work, so we made our own traditions! And, I love Jack in the Box tacos!
However you spend the holidays, I hope it’s special, and you get to appreciate everyone who makes your life better each day.