Years ago, when I first really started to take notice of “lifestyle” websites, the first one I really paid attention to was “Cupcakes and Cashmere”. So much so that I can remember being on set during commercial breaks looking at it with a co-anchor who said “you should do that, you would be so good at it, these are the stories that are right up your alley.” Then one day, we actually had Emily Schuman on the show for a demonstration and I totally geeked out over her! Honestly no dignity on my part!
Over the years, I’ve thought about it, but then this year after I left Fox, one person after another said you really should start a website. You’ve shared so much of your life with your viewers, give it a permanent home online that you can be in charge of yourself!
Combined with the fact that I realized that at the age of 52, instead of looking at all of my experience, a news director or some executive in New York would be in charge of deciding my fate. And more likely than not, they’d want to invest in a younger person (yep it’s just a fact that it’s harder for women to grow old gracefully on air than it is for men).
I decided I wanted to be in the driver’s seat, in charge of my own fate.
Sure I am scared, will you guys want to hear what I have to say? Will my pictures be captivating enough? And would I actually be able to make a difference?
Well I can tell you 4 weeks in and I am still scared, and I am learning as I go along, but I’ve really enjoyed reading all your comments and feeling super encouraged that we can build a great community together. Feel free to always reach out to me, and let me know what you want to see and read about, what affects your life and your happiness.
Oh and P.S. That co-anchor I mentioned earlier, she just texted and told me she just found “Happily Lisa” … she said she was in awe, and impressed, and a bunch of other really nice stuff…one of those full circle moments!!!