So long STAR 94…almost one year later!

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It’s been almost one year since I officially stopped being an employee of my previous radio station. You can read about my departure here! And wow…what a year it has been! I have literally stopped and smelled the roses and it’s been pretty eye opening, in a good way!! When you get up at the crack of dawn for so long, you sort of forget how tired it makes you until you stop getting up that early. ha ha. So for almost a year now, I have consistently been getting eight to nine hours of sleep which in my book is AWESOME and I am gonna enjoy it while it lasts!

Friends4I have been doing something I truly love and that is writing. I love to tell stories, I love to be real, share honesty, share the good AND share the bad, but I love to be able to share it all with no filter! I have also loved setting my own schedule and with all of that has come a freedom I have never known. I love being able to take my two daughters to school and pick them up. I have never been able to do both carpools before and I know that won’t always be the case but boy, am I gonna take advantage of it while I can. The look my three year old gives me every day when I pick her up at lunchtime is truly, one of the best moments of my day! Every day, she is SO excited to see me and it just fills my heart. I have especially loved having a little more time to travel and spend time with the people I love. We have taken more trips as a family this past year and I can’t wait to see where we’ll go in 2016! I’m allll about creating memories and living life! I mean did you SEE our Christmas card??!! lol

I am super grateful that so many of you have taken the journey with me from the radio world to this website and have followed along with me. THANK YOU andFriends2 please tell a friend! ha! 😉 I also appreciate that you have asked over and over WHEN I will be going back to radio! That makes me so happy! The truth is, I don’t know yet. Really. I have had a few conversations with several radio stations but I need to decide what and where would make me the happiest. If I am gonna go back to the radio world, it has to be for the right place. I want it to be the right fit for both me and my family and I want it to be somewhere where I can totally be me!

Speaking of radio, there have been so many changes going on at my old radio station too which people have asked me about. The truth is, I don’t pay attention. NOT because I don’t wish them well, but because I moved on. That’s what you do when you leave a job and/or end a relationship right? And let’s be honest, two of my bestest girlfriends still work there…so I will never have anything negative to say and I all I wish is for them to continue to be happy and successful! Plus, the people behind the scenes who were the cause of alot of the overall grief, were terminated, so it’s like a whole new radio station there really! Unfortunately, people were not very accepting of the new morning show after we left, which I guess I understand but it’s too bad. It wasn’t their fault that I didn’t work there anymore. I even chatted with most of the new show after I left and they are all pretty good people. I have only ever wished them well. I have worked in radio my whole life and radio has always been about change.

Friends3Speaking of change. I feel like that’s what my life has been this year. Change. I have had allll sorts of emotions this year…happy, sad, scared, excited but duh, don’t we all have those emotions like every single anyway??!! lol I said almost a year ago that I remain #Faithful. And I am. I know that right here is where I am supposed to be right now and if that’s gonna change, then the man upstairs will point me in the right direction. Until then I am going to sit back and enjoy this crazy ride called life!

As always, please feel free to comment below or email me at cindy@SurvivingMommy.com, I love keeping in touch with you all! Thanks for your support and friendship!

XO Surviving Mommy

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15 Comments

  • Lori Vann says:

    I remember crying listening to you on the radio talk about your breast cancer, and laughed many times along with you guys. I’m so glad that I got to listen to you for so many years on Atlanta radio, and to move onto being blogger friends through GSMM. Hugs!

  • Taylor says:

    I LOVE your attitude and enthusiasm Cindy! Your faith inspires me! #Faithful So glad you’re treasuring every moment with your girls and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you! xox
    Taylor

  • Lea Ann says:

    Enjoyed supporting you on this journey and counting to do so!! Joining you in being #Faithful to what 2016 changes will take place that will put us where we need to be in this journey 🙂

  • Tami says:

    I love that you can be so real, Cindy. Sure….we’d LOVE for you to be on radio again. But I’d want you to be happy and excited about it at the same time. So, IF that “makes a lot of sense” radio opportunity comes your way, you will not be without listeners. Enjoy your life, my dear!

  • Sandra Boyett says:

    Thanks Cindy, I really needed this today. I feel like you are a part of my family. The last year has been very challenging for me health wise. I had to take a Disability Pension and the shock of busting my butt for 31 years for what benefits I receive has been hard to come to grips with. I like you, am putting the past behind me and as aa daily reminder I have a new tattoo on my wrist ;New Beginnings. I lost a lot including my home, but I know God has better plans for me. One of the hardest things for me is losing 31 years of friendships that turned out to not be what I had believed were true friends. I have my family and non work friends that will always be here for me. Thank you for being a true positive in my life!

    Sandra

  • Ashley Davis says:

    Love you my amazing friend! I look forward to the day you are back on the radio bc I love to hear your voice!!! Made me feel like I was talking to my bff everyday! Looking forward to some great memories with you all this year! Xoxo

  • Juanita says:

    I’ve been listening to you since you came to Atlanta and was glad to find this after you were off the air waves. I really had a difficult time when you switched to mornings when you were on the radio because you really were a big part of my afternoon. I couldn’t listen to all of the morning show, but I read your blog on the station web site and kept updated on you that way. Even though I’m not married and don’t have children, I can relate to a lot of your topics on Surviving Mommy.

    I’m glad you are able to get off the tread mill for a little while and take the opportunity to savor life. There is a lot to be said for that….

  • Robin Adair says:

    I recall that incredibly sad day last year, because it was right around my birthday. It hit hard. As a transplant to GA, finding your station when I moved down here was like finding a little extended family.

    Listening to you and Jimmy each morning – provided a reassuring feeling – in a time of much uncertainty. I, like so many, changed stations after you left, it just wasn’t the same. I like my current station OK, but still – it’s not the same.

    SO… I say this: Happy “New Life Filled With Lots of L❤VE, laughs, family and Fun!” Anniversary Cindy!

    You bring so much joy to others, it’s nice to hear and see that you are sharing in it yourself!

    We will all wait patiently until you find the right place for YOU and your family. In the meantime, we’ll continue to bask in the sunshine of your amazing storytelling!

    BTW, I think you need to write a children’s book in your “downtime” Lol! Thanks, hugs & love! ❤

  • Your contentment with the road ahead is a beautiful testament to the peace you feel within your soul. Your light is shining, Cindy!

  • Bee says:

    you are right where you are supposed to be. That’s what makes each day special. Have you thought abt parting your hair down the side instead of th middle? I know it’s a petty request but it reminds me of an ex- boss. LOL

  • Christine says:

    You are an inspiration and I love reading your blog. Change looks good on you, mama!!!!

  • Michele says:

    You answered so many questions I had but was afraid to ask. You are an awesome mom and a hero to many! Keep doing what you are doing that makes you happy and make sure WE are the first ones to know if or when you go back into radio! Thanks for always giving great information that for the most part is very humorous! Here’s to a great 2016!

  • I always loved listening to you on the radio but am glad that you are so much happier now. Sometimes things like that happen and in the end it turns out to be for the best, like it has in this case! I hope if you go back to radio that you’ll keep blogging too…I enjoy reading all your stories!
    xoxo
    Lisa

  • Ken Stoltz says:

    Hi Cindy it’s Ken Stoltz, I am glad to hear you are happy and life is working out well for you. There have been changes in my life as well.
    My daughter Karen got married on 10/23/15 to 11 Alive personality Matt Pearl
    She is SO HAPPY!
    My son graduated from GA LAW School and is working for a local law firm
    I am still with Piedmont Hospital.
    I will be 65 on April 6th. I will continue to work at least for another few years. Best of luck to you!
    Do you ever hear from Ray. If so tell him I said hi.

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