25 April 2016
For 3 years, I wrote a TV column for Esquire magazine. For 2 of those years, it was my only, last remaining entertainment related gig. It was the reason I continued to read entertainment headlines to keep in the know, the perfectly legit excuse to watch as much television I liked (and even some that I didn’t really like). But as they say about all good things…
It’s safe to say my entertainment journo days are behind me. It’s been too much fun, and I’m so lucky to have met amazing people who inspire me, who make me laugh, and through whom I got (and still sometimes get) to live vicariously. I’ve learned heaps and saved even more – despite watching at least one movie a week, I once went two years without paying for a single movie or concert ticket.
I’ve met and spoken to so many famous people, and it’s funny what sticks in your mind – and which ones you forget. Oh, the stories! Perhaps I’ll write them all down one day, but don’t hold your breath. I don’t like to write about myself too much, especially if it’s the past. It’s what makes me a terrible blogger.
The past… That’s what my entertainment journo days are now. If it sounds final, that’s because I think it is. I am closing this chapter, by choice and circumstance. Writing is how I process my thoughts and life, so I guess this is my way of turning over the last page and closing the book.