Recently, I was talking with a woman I thought could probably power up my neighborhood in case of a blackout. She has that much energy, which is why I want to feature her in the blog. A lot of people reading are not necessarily in traditional jobs or perhaps you are but you’d like to expand your opportunities. Maybe you’ve met people like Sue Vogan and you think, wow, how does she do all that? Where does she get the energy and could I ever do something like that? She’s an author, a radio host, and a book reviewer and probably knows more about Lyme disease than anyone on the planet. Here’s part one of my Q&A with Sue Vogan:
LGL: Sue, when we first talked I was absolutely blown away by all that you do and how well you weave everything together. How have you managed to do that?
SV: My day begins the minute my bare size sevens hit the floor in the morning. My day is divided between writing books, reviewing books, journalism, the radio show, and my bill-paying job (property management). When I have time, I write helpful military booklets, design useful things for military families, and am working on a Lyme disease game I hope will be in stores this Christmas. I welcome breaks, adore people who make good coffee, and cherish each moment of every single day. I thrive on activity. However, I could never do it all if I didn’t have a schedule and sticky notes!
LGL: How did you become involved in radio?
SV: This was not a career choice – in fact I didn’t see it anywhere on my list of things I wanted to be when I grew up! However, it was a career choice that my military husband decided to entertain. He landed an on-air position with a top-40’s station and things were looking pretty good – until the military unit decided to take a 30-day cowboy-and-indian trip. In radio, you are either there or you’re replaced. I decided to help my husband out by learning his job and filling in for him for the short time he would be away. Things were looking pretty good – until they liked my job performance. After the initial marital stress of who was better than whom, they offered us both a position. With the military, times and addresses change. My husband went to South Korea and I went elsewhere to wait for his return. I would not see radio again until after I wrote NCO: No Compassion Observed. I was interviewed on Tropic Wave Radio and soon was offered a position – that was over two years ago.