A Whirlwind Weekend and the Greatest Gift

As I laid down in my bed Sunday night, tired from a whirlwind week, a busy month and a tremendous year, my mind raced with excitement and memories. The days leading up to this weekend were long, but really, for me it’s been a 30-year road. A happy, fulfilling road that I never planned or expected, but one for which I am eternally grateful.

Later this month I’ll celebrate 30 years on Days of Our Lives. I remember the audition well, and remember thinking at the time that the three-year contract they were offering seemed like a lifetime. Now, looking back on the years since then, I think this 30-year gift of daytime is the best career I could have asked for.

A Day in the Life on Set

I am so grateful to have had the career I’ve had – with the opportunity to work regularly in daytime, as well as guest stints in primetime and now my online role on THE BAY. And I’m forever grateful to those of you who’ve watched and stayed with me over the years.

I know that what you all see onscreen, or read about in magazines, etc., can seem so glamorous; but I have to admit … as much as I love what I do, it’s not nearly as glamorous as it all seems. In fact, what you’re seeing is the result of a lot of hard work on the behalf of so many people – writers, directors, crews and my fellow cast mates. It’s early mornings and late nights. Sometimes hours in the hair & makeup chair.  And it’s usually a whole lot of hurry up and wait.