With heavy hearts, your favorite dynamic duo announced this morning that Janie will be stepping down from the Q Morning Crew.
“Change is not easy. After 14 and a half years, I’ve decided to take a step back from the Q Morning Crew. This isn’t a decision I came to lightly or quickly. The schedule has been wearing on me for a few years now. I don’t even know how to NOT be a part of this or if I can even be successful doing something else. I already have FOMO. But what I do know for sure is that this schedule and the grind of getting up at 4am for almost 15 years has really burned me out and my family gets the worst of me a lot of days because I’m tired and cranky. This pandemic has tested us all, and I think I’ve been spread as thin as I possibly could be this year. Kids have been in home school, worrying about their emotional well being, trying to balance all of that and come in here every day has been a struggle. There was a lot going on in my mind and in my heart that I didn’t let everyone see. However, I now have a great job opportunity that I’m excited about. I’ve accepted a job with a technology company as part of their marketing team. I’m scared to death but I’m excited to start a new chapter, and I’m really excited to have a normal schedule. When I told my kids, my teenager hugged me so hard and so tight and said I’m proud of you mom. They’re so excited that I’m going to have a normal schedule so that I can be home in the mornings with them and stay up with them at night. And I’ve realized that the older they get the more activities they have will be at night and on weekends and I want to be present for that. My oldest only has 5 more years at home.”
”So, I want you to know this was MY decision and when this process started. I kept saying, ‘God if you’re going to keep opening these doors for me, I’m going to keep walking through them.’ So, here we are. I’m not going away completely. I’m going to be doing some weekends so you’ll still hear me! While they’re looking for my replacement, Heather Davis will be filling in and ya’ll are used to her filling in while I’m on vacation. My last day as part of the Q morning crew is going to be next Friday, March 26. I’m not going to get into goodbyes and all that mess because I’ll start blubbering. Wheless and Capt. Dave I love ya’ll to death and I’m super appreciative of your support. And actually everyone here at QDR’s support. Mad DAwg, Heather, Brittani, sales staff, management, etc. Everyone understands why I’ve come to this decision and how hard it’s been for me. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the QDR family for all these years.”
Thank you Janie for ALL that you have done. The QDR family will miss waking up to you in the mornings, but we wish you luck moving into the future!