Well hello! I know I’ve been kind of absent here and I do apologize but things have been supremely hectic. I was very lucky to get 2 opportunities to be on air last week in 2fm, I really enjoyed myself. It was great to be back on air, because (however wanky this sounds) it really feels like its where I’m meant to be. Thank you to everyone who texted me, and called me, and facebooked and tweeted to offer support. It meant a lot to me, and was very comforting at 6am on Friday morning when I was on air for the first time in 5 months to see friendly texts from familiar names in the West and North West. Fortunately, I didn’t break RTE or libel anyone, so I’m back covering for Damien Farrelly on 2fm tomorrow morning at 6am. Fingers crossed it won’t be the end!
It’s funny, but having been through the redundancy thing and still being in the middle of career uncertainty makes me feel like I can be a better presenter. I certainly feel like I have a better understanding of what so many people are going through at the moment. I have an idea now of how difficult it is to survive on jobseekers allowance, and of the kind of sacrifices people all over the country are making. Having said that, I’ve been largely fortunate given the fact that I don’t have kids or a mortgage and have parents who were willing to put a roof over my head and feed me when necessary. It’s not easy in “the current climate”, and it’s hard for me to believe that there was a time when I arrogantly said “Sure, the only effect the recession has had on me is better deals in the supermarket!” I was kind of asking for punishment, wasn’t I really? Well, I got it. But things are looking up, and they will for everyone at some point. We all just have to keep the faith! And use the force! And believe in life after love! No? Anyway, you get my drift. Big love to anyone feeling the recession at the moment. It sure ain’t easy.