I love teaching. I truly, truly do. You could say it is my calling.
But how cool would it be to moonlight as a TV travel host? (Or even better, begin a second career as a TV travel host?) This is a rhetorical question, because we all know the instant answer is, "AMAZING!" I am now hoping to find out. I have sent in an audition spot to the travel channel Travel & Escape with wildly hopeful ambitions to become their newest host for the show "My Top 10".
|From Pinterest (oh Pinterest - you addictive thing!)|
Look, I know I'm not some young, 20-something college grad. I'm not supermodel thin or tall. My eyes are a bit too small, and my nose a bit too big. When I talk, I tend to overemphasize the 's' sound in words. (Why do I do that? I didn't even notice until I made this audition tape - it's so weird!) I might not be the stereotypical television personality people usually tend to envision. And I'm okay with that.
I am okay with that BECAUSE: I know am funny and admittedly quirky, I love to experience new things and I'm willing to try just about anything, I have tons of energy, I'm smart and can research on the fly, and I know how to get an audience interested in stuff (after all, I teach elementary kids - that's like putting on a one-woman TV show every day, all day).
|Quirky enough for TV? Just maybe!|
There are too many cookie-cutter looking TV hosts out there. Travel is about unique experiences and adventures. So hopefully the producers of "My Top 10" are looking for a unique host to match that. Hopefully I stand a chance in... well, you know.
If not, I have to admit it was still a lot of fun to make the video. I will treasure it always! Please take the time to watch it, comment, like it, and for goodness sake, share it so that Travel & Escape says, "Holy cow, look at all the views and likes! We just GOTTA hire her!"
Like I tell my students, "If you're gonna dream, dream BIG!"