The Next Frontier: PODCASTING

A friend and I just released our first podcast! We have been brainstorming, planning, and working on the format, content, and ideas for a while. It’s almost like preparing for childbirth. We are excited about sharing our experiences with others, but the little, fearful voice in my head is afraid no one will listen–or like it. It is a GIANT leap of faith to put ourselves out there into the podcasting world.

Sheree (Day 8 — Sheree McMillen) and I both love speaking–teaching classes, providing support and encouragement, presenting to large and small audiences, etc. We also love listening to various media, including podcasts and audiobooks. We have both listened to a podcast and heard a “professional” describing our experiences from their clinical perspective, along with advice on how to cope and what to do. We felt they were dispassionate and detached. They could explain from an academic standpoint, but they hadn’t lived it. It was the equivalent of hearing someone tell YOUR story of TRIUMPH in a monotone voice.

Instead of fuming, we decided to take action. We decided to {figuratively} bare our chests, sharing our experiences–the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Life hasn’t followed the straight path either of us imagined when we were younger.

However, we have survived and are learning to thrive despite, or maybe because of, the challenges we have faced on our meandering paths. To honor the lessons gleaned from the twists and turns in life, our Podcast is called Meandering to Blessings and we will begin publishing regular episodes SOON!

At various times, we have all felt alone, yet we experience the same struggles, doubts, and fears. We share our stories, the lessons we have learned, and the blessings we received as we meander our path in life. Our podcast offers hope, encouragement, and laughter to equip us for the challenges we face on the next turn of the path.

Everyone faces adversity, but no one should face it alone.  Take a minute to listen to the first episode…while I teach the butterflies in my stomach to fly in formation.

meanderingtoblessings.podbean.com

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