Yesterday, my life changed. I lost my job. Some of you may know that for the last 3 years, I’ve worked for an Emmy Award-winning talk show on ABC called The Chew. I had kept it under wraps to prevent people from thinking Bri Healthy was affiliated with the show. But yesterday, my coworkers and I were informed that the show was cancelled and would not return for an 8th season. The Chew is doing extremely well, but it was an executive decision by the network to give Good Morning America an extra hour. It was a very strange, somber day. I still don’t think it has really hit me yet. But throughout the day, I felt a sense of calm and peace, like for some reason, it was all okay.
Today, I landed in Miami for a little trip with VJ and a few friends. I’m going to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend feeling free, positive, and happy. I know I deserve to after yesterday!
I learned so much from working at The Chew. With my dreams of having my own talk show one day, it’s been the perfect place for me to learn how a talk show truly functions. I’ll never forget all of the awesome experiences I had during my time there, even as an intern when I had to dress up like an elf and give out bottles of Coke to the audience. We always said we were the best crew in television, and I absolutely agree. I worked with some of the most talented, hardworking people I’ve ever met. You’d be surprised how many people work on one show – enough to fill an entire studio audience and then some! And yes, the hosts are just as amazing in person as they are on camera.
I’m so grateful to have had this amazing opportunity. I got to be a part of a team that produced an amazing, successful program. I got to try so much delicious food (so much that I gained The Chew 15 when I interned and had to lose it back right after). I gained so much inspiration from working there and I’ll never forget how much it helped me to grow as in individual. I’ll miss working for such an incredible show and having the best bosses I could have ever asked for. But also I’m trusting in the timing of my life.
I feel like so many people’s success stories start with them either leaving or losing their jobs. Instead of moping and worrying, I’m staying positive and believing that this just might be a sign that my dreams are about to come true. I’m going to work harder than ever to make my Bri Healthy dreams a reality, and I promise that one day, I’ll have my own show. Mark my words!
Thank you all for being with me on this wild ride that is life. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I know I say this all the time, but I really mean it: your support means the world to me. I always say that if I can change one person’s life, I’m fulfilling my purpose, and the messages you guys send me about how I help inspire you and have helped you to improve your health is seriously the most rewarding feeling in the world to me. I’m so happy that you’re with me for this ride. Big things are coming soon, that I’m sure of. I’m so glad that you’re here with me for them.
Now, it’s time for me to enjoy these palm trees and this (hopefully) sunshine for the next few days. 🌴I might be a bit MIA (pun intended) the next few days, but I’ll update you as much as I can. I love you all. Thank you for believing in me. I believe in each and every one of you!