12.22.2006

End of an Era

Technically, tomorrow is my last day at WCCO-TV, but today is harder for me because it's my last day producing my own show with the people I've worked with every day for so long. I've only been here at the station for a little over an hour today, and I've had to fight back tears a few times.
I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom. I know there are a ton of women (even here at the station) who would love to be able to stay home with their kids and can't. I know I am blessed to be able to do this, and I'm excited, excited, EXCITED!
At the same time, It's very sad for me to leave this place. I have loved my job and the people that I work with. I've been working at 'CCO for nearly five years, minus a few months spent at Target Corp. across the street. (Side note: I'll never forget the day I was sitting in my Target cublicle three days before my wedding and got a call from WCCO asking if I would be interested in coming back. I was so excited! I interviewed on my honeymoon and started a month later.)
WCCO-TV is a great place, and I am proud to have been able to work there. I just wish goodbyes weren't so hard!

6 comments:

Stephanie Balvin said...

I hate goodbyes too! But when you see your baby girl and hold her in your arms, it will be as nothing else matters in the world. Hold on to that today, hopefully it will be an easier good bye.

Lori said...

Goodbyes are hard!! Praying that the wonderful memories will help you as you leap to another stage of life!

margaret said...

Saying goodbye to friends that are coworkers is definitely the hardest part of the stay-at-home parent decision. I remember it all too well. You'll end up keeping in touch with a few that are closest to you, and remember... you'll get to bring the baby there to show her off!

Erin Virginia Leckrone said...

Audra, you can do some of my work if it'll make you feel any better...

bruce said...

Looking at the picture of you with Bill... Well all I have to say is you are one gorgeous pregnant girl! Can't wait to see your baby.
Love you,
Dad

David and Bethany Rinn said...

Audra, It sounds like your last day was a success. I am so proud of you for all the hard work you did at the station, BUT, even more, I am so proud of all the incredibly important hard work you're going to do at home with your family. That's work with an eternal impact...love you!