I had an amazing, uplifting, rejuvenating experience yesterday. A co-worker of mine I'd only met once or twice before and I were talking at our big annual meeting and she, totally out of the blue, said she had stalked me on the internet and was watching Happy Hour with Cameron Stiehl (#HHWCS)! I don't usually talk about it much with my day job people so that alone was pretty cool. Then she got kind of teary and said she thought her daughter might be gay and that before watching the show, she didn't know how to handle it or have any language or experience to draw from. But now she feels like she gets it, loves our guests (especially Lonnie Haley!) and how we talk openly, and has been able to have good talks with her own family. I have to tell you, I just about cried right there. She was thanking me but I am the grateful one. If we can help just one family be happier and stronger, we are headed in the right direction.
The #HHWCS team and I are taking a short respite from filming to get the rest of our Season 2 episodes up and make plans for Season 3. There are so many wonderful opportunities opening up for us, we're super excited and want to make sure we take the time to handle it all in the best way possible. Stay tuned! And please do reach out to us if you're interested in being a guest on the show. We'd love to have you.
Huge thanks to everyone who has helped make this happen from that first moment through these first two seasons. Cheers to the future! Can't wait to continue sharing stories and building true community with you all - one cocktail at a time. <3