The secret is out, and it won't be long before the obvious question comes my way: "What in the hell are you doing?!" The short answer: I'm living my dream.

It was about this time 10 years ago when I got my first on-air radio gig. Sandwiched between two co-hosts that live on completely opposite sides of the political spectrum, I never had ambitions to work in broadcasting. But there I was, on a Lubbock AM radio station, talking all things gubment (that's government for you out-of-towners).

If you had asked me at that time what my dream job in radio was, my answer would have been a swift and emphatic, "Duh, working across the board from Wes Nessman on FMX's The RockShow!" Back then, I would have also acknowledged my loathing the sound of my own voice, so I accepted that my dream gig would never be a reality.

The thing is, dreams really do come true. Yes, I worked hard and been through the ringer, but it all started with a dream.

Flash forward: I went through becoming a weather forecaster, to a professional hospital patient (thank you, degenerative spine and new hip!), back to TV weather, all the while raising three kids. On Monday, February 18th, I started at 94.5 KFMX on the anniversary of the worst day of my life, which I'll share another day.

If you would have told me, even just a year ago, that I would be sharing The RockShow with Wes, I would have throat punched you for teasing me and playing with my feels. I guess the point of the story is, don't stop dreaming and reaching for the sky, because dreams really do come true in Texas.

By the way, if your dream is to meet Metallica band members or escort them to the stage in Lubbock, be sure to check out our last-minute Metallica giveaway!

LIVE THE DREAM!