I know you all think that I am just a 50 something woman from the Midwest who spends her time collecting teapots and spoiling her cats. I am about to crush those images for you so be prepared.
I figured out long ago that I may not be cut out for fame and fortune and I am okay with that. I like my life. Scratch that. I love my life. All of it. All the bits and pieces. All the messiness of it sometimes is what makes my life my life.
But I am like many who get dazzled by celebrity status and wonder “what if” fame knocked on my door? I thought it had one day when I got a new follower on Twitter.
Oh I was excited. I sent a text to both of my sons saying that Rihanna was now my Twitter follower. I had arrived!!!! Look—it says she follows me!!!! Who knew that a superstar like Rihanna would know about little old me.
And then Aaron burst my bubble and said “Mom—that is not a verified account. It is not the “real” Rihanna.” Way to go, Aaron. Rain on my parade. Burst my bubble, Crush my dreams.
So I decided to just be happy being little old me and continue living my life like I always have. But life is funny and because of a meeting with a wonderful man at a Social Media Breakfast several months ago I now have a great fun experience which undoubtedly will lead to fortune and fame.
I met Bill Schickel who is the station manager of a local radio station--KCMR. Bill started reading my blog and liked what I rambled on and on about, I guess, and asked me to consider being a small part of their radio family. I met with the delightful and lovely Cynthia Tompkins and the rest is history. On Tuesday mornings you will find me joining her for a 5 minute (give or take) segment on her Bright Sounds show chatting about what is on my blog. The main problem is keeping it to 5 minutes. I have a lot to say.
So if you ever want to hear what my voice actually sounds like feel free to tune in on Tuesday mornings. I usually go on around 8:30ish a.m. (Central time) and KCMR is located at 97.9 FM and can also be streamed online by going to their website here. It has been a fun thing to do and I am grateful to Bill and Cynthia for welcoming me and including me in their family.
KCMR has also moved into a wonderful facility and will be celebrating with a Grand Opening on May 16th beginning at 2 pm at their studios at 316 N Federal Ave in Mason City. They would love to have you stop in if you are in the area to help celebrate!