On Podcasting…

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Wow, guys. All 12 episodes of Season 1 of my podcast is live. Huzzah!!! So exciting.

I had A TON of fun doing these.

You can find it on iTunes! And on it’s own very website here!

It all started with a crazy idea and the insatiable urge to try it out. I knew nothing about producing a podcast, and even better yet, I was pretty new to listening to podcasts! But once I got the idea in my head, I couldn’t stop thinking about all of the things I wanted to talk about and the people I wanted to talk to. I knew from my experience blogging and just from talking to my mom friends that a podcast of this genre would be something that not only I would enjoy and appreciate, but others would, too.

I really have to say, every single one of these interviews was a blast for me. It’s the meat and potatoes of producing a podcast, but I’ll tell ya, I learned a lot. I still feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of really know what the heck I’m doing, but, like blogging, it was enough to get on my feet. Sometimes it just feels good to do things that scare you, doesn’t it? It is exhilarating putting myself out there.

Why the heck am I telling you all of this? It sounds rather cheesy, really, and it’s not like I’m real successful at it. But I just have to get it out that art (I’m loosely defining art as any creative output) is worth making for your A-1, numero uno in your life: YOU. Of course, I do this to connect with others, but ultimately, I do it because I have a ton of enthusiasm for it. I want to have these conversations. I want to put myself out there and have a voice in this way.

But that doesn’t mean it comes easy. I am not immune to what Kaia Roman (episode 12!) mentioned in her book, The Joy Plan: The Voice In My Head. You know the one. She describes it lovingly as “The B**** In My Head,” or “Chatty Patty.” I’m writing this right now, and she’s sitting in the corner of my brain reminding me of the same narrative she’s been telling me forever: no one cares, I’m a nobody, you’re wasting your time, they’re all going to realize you’re a fake, you don’t know what you’re doing and they all know it. Really. And my conscious mind just has to keep pushing her off into the fringes because guess what: life is too short to not do whatever the heck it is you want to do. Create what you want to create. Put yourself out there. Or don’t, if that’s what thrills you.

All’s I’m saying is, do what brings you joy. My big return with the podcast has been an immense amount of joy! I hope that that is reflected in the podcast episodes. Moms are really cool humans, and when we do what brings us joy and share that with each other, well, it creates a really great podcast series.

WOWWWWW. If you’re still reading, I’m impressed ???