Being on the news does not always equal big bucks!

Here is the thing about the news industry, it is cut throat (obviously) and only the top dawgs dogs make good money. NewscasterHottie and I picked up our lives to move to a new city where he could get his foot in the door. It all started behind the camera for him in a snoby, upscale city when he decided he wanted to move in front of the camera. Living was comfortable but he wanted to persue a dream of his.

He worked at a well known television station in a very large area, we will call this station BigDawgNews. He was a graphic artist but had dreams of being a newscaster. A position opened up at BigDawgNews and he expressed interest in auditioning for the job. His superior told him he would never make it, that he had a face for radio and didn’t stand a chance. (Ironically enough she is off working for a radio station or something now, didn’t cut it in the news industry I guess.) He was denied a chance to audition and was told he would need to get his start at a smaller news station.

We felt that taking a chance and following this a dream was the way to go. It equaled a 50% pay cut in each of our jobs. We rented a 600 square foot apartment that was too small and we just bairly made enough money for rent. We made friends with a neighbor who allowed us to share her cable tv, we couldn’t afford to pay for it on our own… NewscasterHottie drilled a hole in the adjoining wall and fed a cable through it that got us free cable, working in the TV business has it perks- it taugh him how to steal cable TV!

I am not even sure how we got through that first year! We lived off only Top Ramen and shopped only at Big Lots. Basically we were not living the life of luxury but we figured the opportunity he was getting was well worth the sacrifices, despite the fact that he wold only be making like $7.50 an hour. He got a job at LittleDawgNews, which was a part of BigDawgNews but in a smaller town. It only aires news to the few surrounding towns but it was a start!

He got hired to be a graphic artist and he was allowed to try his hand at reporting after several months of employment. He wasn’t on the news that often and he was still very inexperienced as a reporter but he kept improving and learning the trade. This was the “working your way up” phase of his career and we just kept busting our butts to make ends meet while he worked towards his dream.

Sometimes to get ahead you have to take a few steps back first. You can’t just jump into a television career right out of college and expect to make the big bucks, doesn’t matter how pretty or smart you think you are (or how many sexual favors you give). Everyone has to pay their dues!

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Here is the scoop!

Howdy! Thanks for stopping by to check out my new blog. I started this little gem to have a anonymous venue to share all the good and bad in my life. I wanted to be able to air that dirty laundry, talk about my newscaster hottie and you know share it all without anyone being able to figure out who I really am. It is the ultimate freedom for me as a writer and it is hopefully going to be a juicy read for you!

So lets see, I should begin by telling you all about NewsCasterHottie. I have been with him for about 6 years, I dated him before he was a hot shot so don’t go thinking I am a gold digger! He worked his way though almost all the positions within his company (from behind the camera to being an anchor man) and now is a reporter for a very large station in Arizona.

We never have a dull moment together and are facing some pretty major life changes this summer as we work to get ahead in the cut throat news industry! I am a daughter of a mostly single mother and big sister to two brothers who are struggling to make their way in this world. My father was an alcoholic and a drug user. He left when I was young. I am a white girl who grew up in the ghetto’s of Phoenix till my mother remarried. Do you know who I am? Some of you might, but keep it on the DL okay? It is our little secret!

I have several crazies in my family that I struggle to find ways to deal with, plus I know many f*&ked up people. I have been through lots and I try to keep positive but sometimes you just need to get things out in the open to move on, plus airing the dirty laundry feels so good! So welcome to my space! Bookmark me and consider subscribing to my feed, you wont be sorry!