Everyone who knows me at all, must know that my dream life is to be living in a brownstone in NYC with two dogs and working as the host of Good Morning America. I mean, I don’t exactly hide the fact that that is my dream.
On the first day of classes that’s my answer, when I meet someone and they ask what I want to be, that’s my answer, it’s just my answer, because it’s true. I probably spend around 8-10 waking hours thinking and working for that dream to come true.
I know it’s a large dream. I’m aware. But, it’s okay, because when I think of myself at my happiest, that is where I want to be, and that is what fuels me to to keep going on my worst days. I just imagine how awesome it will feel to finally do that, and finally accomplish what I’ve been working for for so long, and my day is okay again.
What you don’t know is why that is my goal, let me tell you a story.
When I was a young girl, I had a hard time sleeping. I couldn’t stay asleep, and I woke up really early. So I went into my parents room and they told me to watch the news. So I would go into the living room and turn on the TV, and watch the news. And I loved it. I was hooked, I loved how happy they were so early in the morning, and I loved how excited they were to be at work, and I loved the feel good stories, and I would always feel bad for the sad stories. I loved watching them, and how excited they made me for the day, and I guess I just told myself that that’s what I wanted to do, make people excited for the day, no matter how I do that, I don’t care, I just want people to wake up in a good mood. I want people to be happy, I want to be that light for them.
Good Morning America, I think really tries to do that, they really try to help put people in a good mood for the start of their day.
Yes, they do cover the breaking news stories, and the sad stories, and the exciting stories, but they also have fun, and they add a little humor in, and the anchors banter, and they really try to make it a show about encouraging people to go out and have a good day, and that is how I look at the news, whether it’s morning, noon, or night, I want to be the person encouraging them to make their day the best it can be.
And I’ve never been one to aim low, sure I could work at a market that’s not number one, but why work for mediocre, when I could work for the top market in the world.
I know it might not happen, I know I might have to settle for the Today show, but it’s not going to stop me from dreaming, and working hard, and never giving up. I can’t wait for my name to be next to Robin Roberts and Ginger Zee someday.
Live in Times Square, this is Good Morning America, with Elizabeth Hadley, or at least someday it will be.