My Coming Out Journey

Friday, August 2, 2019
I'm Back In New Jersey!
Posted by Ross  

Thanks so much Bonnie!!! Really appreciate it!  So, this is my first day back in New Jersey and it feels great!  Now the work begins....looking for work and then a permanent place to stay oh and love of course.  Again, for anyone that might be reading along with me (thanks again btw) I'm looking for work as a Radio or TV Host....maybe even do some more acting.  I'm also getting back into writing as you can tell.  Being a Radio or TV Host can really be highly competitive. You can be too tall, not tall enough or your voice too this or that. Yet I will give it my all.  This time around I'm definitely going to try and go for my dreams. If there are any of you out there here's what I've learned. You should always go for your dream because giving up and trying to play it safe really isn't safe at all. I'll tell why from my own little point of view. That little "safe box" can turn into a prison when dreams are unfulfilled. So, I always tell everyone! Go for your Dreams! So here I go! If there is anyone that's ever been in that situation or is in that situation would love to hear how you are: Going for Your Dreams!!!  Stay tuned.

Ross


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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Tomorrow's The Big Move
Posted by Ross  

Well folks, tomorrow's the big move to New Jersey! I'm very excited to be returning home again after being away 15 years. I'm trying to line up work but it looks like it will also be a struggle. I was hoping for radio work but so far after submitting my air checks no responses. For anyone not in radio, here's a little behind the scenes info. Radio is all about who you know and having the voice they want. If you don't have what they want, well, you don't get the call back. It doesn't mean you don't have a good voice... just not what they are looking for. I'm not going to give up. I've also done TV and voice-over work so I'm trying all avenues.

In Boston I worked for an LGBTQ digital publication and I would still like to continue working somehow in LGBTQ. I spoke with someone who said it's really grown in the last 15 years so I'm hopeful. Most of my family is in New Jersey so it will be nice to be around them for more than my weekend visits every season. Sometimes I wonder "why did I leave in the first place". However, I think we all do it as part of the journey in just discovering ourselves and exploring new places. Then, in the end, it's like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz or my favorite version The Wiz! Stay tuned and thanks for reading!

Ross


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