A few weeks ago, I happened upon a lovely friend's facebook post, where she was introducing her very first podcast attempt! As I read her post and began listening to her podcast, I began feeling incredibly nervous. My palms began to sweat. Not because I was nervous FOR her (she did GREAT!), but because I had also been wrestling with the idea of creating a podcast since about this time LAST YEAR, and the thought truly terrified me. Why? Because podcasts expose weaknesses. Podcasts require a type of openness that paintings don't require--a LOUD, spur-of-the-moment type of openness. And, unless you have your podcast totally scripted, they allow the speaker to make mistakes.
After listening to the podcast, I began to more seriously consider the idea...and the root of my fear. The truth is that creating a podcast IS a lot like creating a work of art. In the beginning, there will always be at least some level of fear of judgement and/or failure...and with time, it'll dissipate. But in order to reach that point in time, it is necessary to take that initial step into the unknown.
So, after taking a deep breath, I took my first step... and guess what? I LOVED it! Sure it's not perfect, but neither am I, and I am okay with that. Full of rookie "mistakes" and recorded in one take, I hope you enjoy my first podcast attempt--and if you don't, that's okay too. :)
Thanks for listening!
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