If you happened to be a fan of the Style Network, you may have noticed something changed as of yesterday.
Yesterday, our network went away to welcome a new network, Esquire. In a span of two weeks, my life has changed. Just like that. I have been making the commute to that office for almost ten years. Now, I have no need to go anywhere in the morning. Just like that. It’s one thing to leave a job because you’re ready to move on to other things. Leaving your job, without a choice is another. Leaving your job because the ENTIRE network is folding, is a whole other beast. It’s crazy that I’ve put in nearly ten years of my life for something that no longer exists. It’s crazy, y’all. I promise it is.
Yes, I’ll miss the whole producer life. It was good to me for a long time. I’ll miss being around some of the fashion industry’s best. Running into and working with Kimora, Betsey Johnson and Jeannie Mai was a definite perk of the job. I’ve been a part of some things I could have only dreamed of as a girl coming from Michigan. For that, I’m thankful. What I’ll miss more than that are the people! When you give that much of your life to a place, people are more than colleagues, they’re family! They have watched me grow up. I’ve gone from a single lady to a woman, married with children. They’ve been a part of each and every step and cheered for me and supported me the whole way.
I’ll miss them and our beautiful office space.
Well, now I’m starting a new chapter. I’m not sure what it will look like. I had considered looking into some things with other networks. OWN was on my list for a minute. The thing that stands out more than anything is the time I now have to spend with my babies. I’m looking forward to being able to be there for them in a way that I haven’t been able to. I’m also looking forward to diving into my entrepreneurial efforts. We’ll see what mama can cook up. So while I’m sad, I’m excited about what’s next. I thought it only appropriate to share my journey with you ladies. I’m sure I’ll need your advice for WAHM life.
One more thing. If you’ve watched Tia & Tamera, Giuliana & Bill, Clean House, The Amandas or any other Style Network shows, thank you. Here’s a little something my talented buddies put together to say goodbye to Style. Enjoy!