You ever had a favorite shirt that eventually just didn't fit right? Maybe the it shrank (or you grew...). I've had several pieces of clothing like that over the years, and it's really frustrating. I'm the type of person that likes to wear clothes until they have holes and my wife throws them away when I'm not looking.
I've been struggling for the past few months about what to do with my podcast. Nothing felt right. It was something that fit so well at first, but now with a lot of changes in my life (a toddler, new role at work, and more) it just hasn't felt right.
I was driving to work, minding my own business, when it hit me right between the eyes -- I'm guilty of a big scary thing called "dehumanization."
It happened while I was listening to The Marie Forleo Podcast, which a friend had recommended. In the episode, Marie interviews sociologist and author Brené Brown.
I really hesitate to do this because I've done it so many times in the past (anyone remember way back to Xanga?), but I want to start blogging again. This time, though, I'm really just doing it for me. You're welcome to listen in if you want to hear my random reflections, but fair warning: It's gonna be real messy and I'm probably not going to post on a predictable schedule.
I've been avoiding this decision for a few weeks. Some part of me wanted to just act like everything was fine and hide until the voices in my head (and those of trusted friends) went away. But alas, they never do.
So I'm finally admitting that I need to make a pivot.
The first interview was a little rough. I had a hard time listening, asking questions, and preparing what I wanted to ask next all at once. But, I had a good conversation with a friend about it, and I got the idea that I should divide the main interview into distinct sections.