The last week or so has been, well, inspired.
I’ve been blessed with an amazing day job for the last 18 years and where I’m at today is the happiest I’ve ever been.
Last weekend Jodi and I gave up control of the children for the first time since Hattie was born, we had a dream weekend. Jodi actually said “It feels like we’re dating again” I have no words that can describe how awesome it was to re-connect better than her words.
A friend, former colleague, mentor, decided to jump into the blogging world. On his first share, (believe me I know the internal anxiety behind that one) he credits me as an inspiration. Dude. Rob, that is an amazing compliment. You have no idea how much I appreciate your friendship, guts, and artistry. I hope you continue, your perspective is unique and impactful. Rob’s blog, follow this guy! Encourage him, his photography is top notch too, hopefully he shares a few gems in the near future 😉
Monday rolls around, I have a real early start to the week and set the alarm for 430 am. I get a lot done at a tedious task. I took ownership of getting the job done efficiently, directed people on what to do next, and when the tough work was done, I bolted to tackle the next challenge. I get a text from my brother. It’s a link to a podcast.
It was the perfect time for me to hear that message.
Earlier I mentioned a day job. Truthfully that’s a weird thing to say, I only have 1 source of income, I love my job. I have been treating blogging as a hobby. I love the reach I have achieved, I run into people I haven’t seen or talked to in a long time and they reference one of my stories and we chat like no time has passed. I freaking love that I now have a running conversation with people I might only see once a month, once a quarter, so on & so on.
For a couple months an idea has been brewing in my head, I’ve vocalized it to a few friends.
Back to the podcast Beau sent me. The message was that Someday=Never. Someday I’ll… Someday I’ll…Someday I’ll… Every time you hear someone say this chances are they never do. Well, that’s been me. Someday I’ll start a podcast. Someday = Never
I’ve been uncertain in the theme, equipment, concept etc. Will people show up to talk? Will people listen?
So here I go, my concept is simple: I want to chat with someone weekly, tape it, and release it. We don’t have to have a topic, when I talk with any of my friends, one story leads to another & into another. I laugh my ass off all the time.
I don’t know the first thing about how to edit, upload or market this idea. I don’t know how to convince people to come to my garage and shoot the shit, I don’t know what it’s going to cost, but I’m doing it. I have no fancy equipment yet. I’m going to record one this week, and the next, and on and on for at least 78 episodes. (That is 18 months, I heard that exact action plan on one of Rudy’s North Cascade Hiker Podcast.)
I want to have fun with storytelling, and this is the next level. If you have advice, if you want to help, if you want to come over and chat, (maybe get a little intoxicated 😵) … well let’s chat!