When the time is right, the time is right. That saying applies to my decision to leave Need to Know to finish a book I’ve been working on for years. Yes, years. Now it is due to my publisher in March 2012 and I want to do a great job. But I also want to do the best I can at my place of employment, and I want to be there for my family. As many working mothers know, the constant juggle between the professional and the personal is tricky. In order to achieve a reasonable balance, something has got to give.
When I learned the show was going to shift focus and turn toward the political, it seemed I had to consider bowing out. I’ve covered politics before, gone on the campaign trail, covered conventions. I can tell you it isn’t for the faint-hearted or the already overscheduled. So when the time is right, the time is right.
I leave you in good hands. The staff of NTK is dedicated and wonderful. There are good things to come. I’ll be watching — and I hope you will too.
You can keep up with Alison Stewart’s upcoming book and future projects at AlisonStewart.net.