In sports, a building year is one when you’re not surprised if you fail or lose. It’s a far-sighted strategy. It’s when you might forgo near-term wins while strengthening the team for bigger wins later on. It’s an investment year. And while I am far from a sports aficionado, that’s what this year was for me.
When I say “investment,” I don’t mean the kind on Wall Street. I mean my professional ones.
Joining fun new TV families and making on screen friends
some of which got this LA lady back to her LA roots.
I also picked up a fake LA family, complete with 2 kids.
And was adopted into the Allstate family as their financial expert along with storm chaser Reed Timmer, home expert Mike Holmes and DIY Svengali Carter Osterhouse.
LA is my original hometown, whose stairs used to be my partners in crime.
This year, I also found other partners—producers—who never broke a sweat. Experiencing a different kinda LA pitching than I grew up with.
It was actually a year spent more in the outfield for me, staying on camera but building more skills behind it.
It was a year of development. A year of writing a book that hasn’t come out yet, a product that hasn’t launched yet, and developing scripted and unscripted shows that haven’t aired yet.
It was a year of makeovers for others
A year of building up a crew to knock it out of the park in the next one.
A building year of doing what I love
And building strength with those I love.
And building the strength to say this was a building year.
And the confidence to know that my buildings will be strong and awesome.
And the realism to know that, even if they’re not, I can always go back and rebuild.