I just did one of the craziest things I've ever done yesterday. Well, now that I think about it maybe it's not that crazy, but it is kind of out of the blue for me. A few weeks ago I was listening to my favorite radio station here in Austin and I heard them announce that they are looking for a new morning dj to complete the morning show with the dj that's already there. My stomach turned a few time and I told myself that I was gonna do it.
From then on I would literally dream about being a dj every single night. No lie. I would think about what I would say. I would imagine talking to Bob Cole in the morning. I dreamed that I met Bob Cole on a cruise ship and told him that I was gonna be his next co-host. Also in that dream I dreamed that Harold was on that cruise and we left him in Mexico. Weird, I know!
Anyhow to say that this dj audition was beginning to consume my thoughts is an understatement. I was thinking about my “new job” constantly.
Then yesterday I finally made my demo tape. I talked my very sick husband into helping me record it. I had already written it out and after my first take I realized it was 2 minutes long and needed to be under sixty seconds. So, I began to cut stuff out. Tweak it. Then finally I had 60 seconds. It was done. I tried to be myself. Tried to portray my personality and just tried to have fun! Aaron told me I needed to be perky, so perky I was! I got one of my favorite Matt McCloskey songs and added it to the background and it was done.
Done. I did it. I did the demo that I had been dreaming about.
Now I had to send it in. Oh now I was super nervous. I listened to it a hundred times and found a hundred things that made me sound stupid and ridiculous. I had my 1000 word essay typed out really selling myself to them and telling them that they needed me and I would be the best for Bob in the mornings. Confidence. That's what I was portraying. OH Geez Louise I was nervous when I put it all in an email and clicked send.
I sent it.
I did it.
Made the demo.
Wrote the essay.
Emailed it all in.
UGH. I thought I would not be nervous anymore, but now I was super nervous. I had put myself out there. They are supposedly putting all the entries onto the internet for YOU guys to vote. So now all of America will hear me. Oh gracious what have I done!
Last night I had another dream about being a dj. This time they were playing my audition tape on the air and Bob and his friends were making fun of me. It was a nightmare! I literally woke up in a deep sweat.
So the truth is that I would LOVE to be a dj. Are you kidding, this seems like the job of a lifetime. Get to talk each morning about all the stuff going on in the world. Get to have fun, laugh, tell funny stories and meet new people all the time. Go to work SUPER early and be home in time to pick up kids from school and be mom. Go to events and represent the radio station …. oh how fun!
So, I'm about 99.99999% sure I won't get this job, but a girl can dream, right. It would be so fun and I think I would be really good at it!
I am already SO proud of you, Jamie!!! This is exciting!
that pic is adorable! i’m nervous for you! how exciting.
Awesome, Jamie! 🙂 I’m so impressed that you went for it. Make sure to let us know when your demo is online so we can hear it.
That is awesome! Do you know what number yours is?
don’t know yet, but you know I’ll let you all know when I do!
How cool are you!
I love this.
You would be great.
Definitely let us know when your demo is on.
I actually never made it to the ship, you left me in Galveston.
You are gonna think this is weird, but I have been thinking since we knew each other at CLC/FBC that your voice would be great for radio, In fact when we moved to Ohio the station we listen to often has someone with a voice similar to yours. Also when I listen to KLove there is somone on there that sounds like you. I think you would be great at this!! you sure would have a lot of sweet and funny stories to share about your sweet family!! Go Fot It!!!
Your balls are way bigger than mine.
You SO should win this.
I voted! Number 32!!!!!!!!!!! ALL THE WAY! You have a GREAT voice for radio!
i can’t believe you did this! oh wait…no I believe it! so proud of you for just stepping out and doing this thing! voted for you girl! #32 baby!
It’s up guys! I’m number 32 – http://kvet.com/pages/kvet_pages.html?feed=176610&article=8111834
I voted for you! Good luck! I definitely think yours was one of the better voices and the best female I heard for sure! Some of those folks had annoying voices!!
awesome! hope you win this thing.
So awesome that you did this! I just listened and voted for you. I think you did an amazing job!
SO PROUD OF YOU FOR doing something you were scared to do!
“good morning Austin!!!!”
Voted!!! Goood Luck Jamie!!! 🙂
i just saw your post on danielle’s blog. i loved it! i saw that you have adopted children from haiti and that you’re a fan of heartline ministries. i used to work at maranatha in 2006. i’m not sure of your kiddos ages but i couldn’t help but wonder if they were there during my stay and how crazy that is. blessings on you guys and praise the Lord for your successful adoptions 🙂