'I never thought I'd realise my TV dreams', says Anna
She has gotten to grips with her new-found career in the media after calling it quits on the sporting world, but Anna Geary once feared she would never be able to realise her dream.
The ex-camogie star felt she needed a change from her former job in corporate marketing and made the move from Cork to Dublin last year.
Despite the risks involved in freelance work, she is glad she made the move.
"I worked in corporate marketing for years and I decided that was not for me," she told the Diary.
"My post-grad was in PR and communications, (and) being an ambassador for the Camogie Association, I knew I wanted to work in the media."
The Cork native has since worked on carving out a career for herself and would love to emulate the success of RTE star Jacqui Hurley.
"Last year, I did Ireland's Fittest Family on RTE, so that was a huge platform for me," Anna said.
"It's hard because I've always had a passion for media and broadcasting. It has always been a dream of mine but I didn't think I was going to be able to realise it."
The former Rose of Tralee contestant admitted she felt uneasy during her early days in the media.
"I felt quite vulnerable when I stepped into the industry first (because) you see the likes of Lucy Kennedy and Jacqui Hurley, who are so good at what they do," she said.
"I work with RTE and TV3, and there are a few other things coming up this summer, so it is all going well and long may it last."
"There is uncertainty because I am freelance, so you don't know from time to time what is happening (with work)."
"At least if I love what I do, I'm going to be enthusiastic about it," the 28-year-old added.