And, just as anyone would on the last day of a job they love, the 32-year-old journalist struggled to hide how she was feeling about it all. The only difference, of course, was that her tears were broadcast across the entire country.
“I have to keep it together but I don’t know if I will,” she told Sunrise‘s co-hosts Sam Armytage and David Koch.
“Look, when I started this job they told me I could write my own ticket to the world and we certainly have done that.”
Over the past three years, Bartholomew has been travelling around Australia to report the weather from a range of locations. Spending so much time on the road would certainly take its toll at times, but she only had fond memories to share this morning. (Post continues after video.)
“We’ve visited over 700 locations, probably eaten about 550 bacon and egg rolls, driven tens of thousands of kilometres. I’ve made friends for life right across Australia — including, of course, those great blokes I work with each and every day,” Bartholomew recounted through tears.
“I’ve laughed so hard that I’ve cried. I’m now crying so hard that I’ll soon be laughing… I’ve packed more into three years than many people get to in a lifetime.” (Post continues after gallery.)