I love my office at home! While sitting at my desk, there are three different views. To the front, I have a view of a quiet, small, beautiful lake, large trees and my gardens. In the early morning hours there are ducks and geese relaxing on the water, giving me a very serene and peaceful view to start my day. At dusk, the western facing sunsets are simply magnificent.
To the back of my desk is of a wonderful credenza filled with framed photos of my mom and dad, my nanas and papas, my honey, children and our pets. Then there are the hundreds of books, some enjoyed and some that have been on my ‘to read list’ for years.
The third view, the worst view of my office – is when I open the many drawers below the desk that are full of files, documents and clutter, accumulated for almost 20 years.
I recently decided to go through my files and do some purging and organizing. I discovered many long-lost love notes from my sweetie, notes that were tucked into the lunchboxes of my children, outdated insurance info, garden blueprints, important company e-mails (why was I saving these?), my first professional reel, and my first contract with Evine 18 years ago. But then I hit the jackpot . . . photos, taken over the past 15 years, of promo and marketing pieces that my network has done. I knew many of you would recognize some of my friends and colleagues and enjoy them just as much as I did when I first pulled them out of my messy files!
My first Tucson remote 12 years ago! I was so nervous to be traveling with such industry professionals as Kendy Kloepfer, Karen Connelly and of course, Chuck Clemency. What if I goofed it all up? Chuck would never, ever let me live it down!
Shooting the annual holiday greeting card was always such a hoot! We would sometimes have to shoot for hours because we had such hard time being serious when we all got together!
This promotional piece was for one of the first shows I ever did with the CEO of Invicta, Eyal Lalo. There was so much anticipation because this was the first big diamond piece we had ever done on the network. Every executive of the company was in the audience watching and I remember it sold out in minutes.
The beginning of ‘Host Pick’ at the network . . . and still one of my favorites to this day. It was so much fun to enjoy such elaborate hair, make-up and wardrobe (and of course, Photoshop!) on some fabulous off-site location. I must admit . . . I felt a little like a movie star . . . if just for a day.
Now that my drawers are cleaned out and organized, and I’ve found my little ‘treasures from my desk’, I don’t think I’m going to put them back into the same cramped files. I’m not quite sure what I’ll do with them yet . . . I think I’ll just let them sit on the top of my desk for a while as I decide.