Pandemics make you do the damnedest things, don't they? Like deciding to do a podcast.
It's not like there's not a million other choices out there (literally, there are over a million podcasts today). So, why bother trying?
Because, in a middle of a pandemic--while we are social distancing and trying to stay alive long enough to see what the world looks like on the other side of this--we need a little bit of straight talk and sass.
Or maybe it's just me? And that's fine, too.
We have been given a festering turd burger of a year. 2020 has been unrelentingly cruel. We are dealing with unprecedented trauma (much of which we haven't even begun to process). We are gaslighted daily from our leaders and basically abandoned to sort through this mess on our own. At the same time, we have found our voices and our power, and we are determined to make good and lasting change. This is a scary and exciting time. It's utterly overwhelming.
What I learned from writing A Sassy Little Guide to Getting Over Him is that some feelings are universal. A stubbed toe. A whacked funny bone. A broken heart. We tend to believe that our anguish is unique, and no one can possibly understand it. But once we start talking about our experiences, and listening to those of others, we see we aren't alone in our grief, shame, frustration or curiosity. And I can't wait to start having some of those conversations, learning, laughing, growing and healing through them.
Right now, I'm working on the website, waiting on the logo, starting to calendar interviews, cringing at having to edit audio, and keeping this podcast a secret but from a few close friends and future guests. I can't wait for us to get to know each other. And I can't wait for this world to change. Let's be a positive part of that, shall we?