All my life I have wanted to be a basketball player. God showed me early in life that aside from shooting free throws, basketball was not for me. On the bright side, I’ve found much success and happiness in broadcasting and I’m finally starting to trust the process. Ironically, I am a part of the Washington Mystics (WNBA) organization as an in-game host. I was super excited for the game against the Connecticut Sun because both teams had multiple players from my Alma Mater. There were ladies on both teams that I had cheered for, interviewed and partied with in my college days as a Terp.
Of course I went over to the legend, Brenda Frese, head coach of the University of Maryland women’s basketball team, who was also there supporting her former players. I introduced myself, reminisced and took a photo. To my surprise she remembered me or at least pretended to saying something like, “I remember you used to do the post-game interviews… good to see you still at it.” It was a full circle moment as a realized I’m actually making a living doing the things I had once dreamed of. I thought of all my friends from college that are now doctors, lawyers, teachers and business owners. Go us!
Just because we may not have become professional athletes, we still turned our passions into professions and that too deserves some celebrating. You don’t need to sell out arenas or have your name on the back of people’s shirts to be a success story. I have a little bit more time before I reach my goal of being the next Oprah, but I see it’s okay to stop for a minute and pat yourself on the back sometimes.