Most importantly, more money--- a more stable schedule, Mon-Fri 8-5 a.m and better benefits. I will finally have my holidays off and work a normal schedule with more pay. No more working until 10:30pm on Christmas Eve or going into the office on Christmas Day cos as I know and you guys realize... news is ALWAYS going on. I will still be able to use my experience because I will be sending releases to the media and speak on behalf of the city if needed. It was a hard decision but I am THRILLED about this new chapter in my life! SOOO EXCITED. So I hope you can all be happy and proud of me that at least I can say, "yeah, I was a reporter/anchor once..."
My Momma has taken it the hardest. She was so proud to have a daughter on tv :) and I'm sure I'll miss when people ask me, "you're Micaela Lechuga on the news!" But I gave it my all for 3 years and for 3 years it was my passion and news will always stay that way. Just in a different sense. anyway... so yay!!!
Cheers to this new chapter in my life! Like Ann Arnold before me, I can leaving on a high note-- my morning show had fabulous ratings and honestly, I think (I as well) we all were surprised because who wakes up to watch the news at an ungodly hour on the weekend? lol I can leave knowing I made an impact...
and as my Papa said, "You can't look backwards... only forwards."
God led me to this descion... you just have to listen to him and the moment I realized this move was good for me, I haven't stopped smiling... haven't stopped being excited.
"I'm just a CITY girl... living in a lonely world...." - ah, journey
my website pic... sigh.