Nov 3, 2017
Welcome to episode 8 of Positively Life After Fifty, and Day 2
in my quest to podcast for 30 days straight, in honor of the
National Podcast Post Month of November.
Am I ever getting off to a rocky start! In fact, if you were able to hear my podcast yesterday, you are one in a million. In fact, you and I both know that you are already one in a million whether you listened to my podcast yesterday or not because there is no one quite like you. Ok, where were we before I started channeling Mr. Rogers?
One reason why this show is so different is that I don't have music today, well, I might put some in at the end. And I won't have any quotes today because I am in the middle of a podcasters biggest nightmare right now, at least for me it is. I worked for hours yesterday, shut my computer off at 1 am, and when I came back to it today, there were 20 more new bugs needing to be squashed. So today hasn't been any different. Here it is almost 11 pm, and I'm still up writing this. But I did take some time out earlier and had dinner with a friend. She's still teaching in the trenches,
As I was eating dinner with my former colleague and listening to some of the things she is dealing with not just in the classroom but also the committee presentations, her teenagers, elderly parent issues; it all reminded me of not very long ago when I was teaching. I was working 10 to 12 hour days six days a week and dealing with all those problems and more. So it kind of puts things into perspective.
I also think about the news of the past months; all the shootings, fires, and floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes. I'm not trying to make light of this; it is a serious issue for so many.
There are people without electricity and people who have lost loved ones. As I think about all these issues, suddenly my problems of getting my id3 tags onto my audio file and getting my media player to look not weird on my web page don't seem that big of a deal. Suddenly all those issues just don't seem important.
The work will get done, the problems either will get solved or they won't, and ill find a way to make it work somehow. What's more important is that I make time for friends, I take time for family, and I even carve out some time to take care of myself, to regain a sense of balance and perspective. And I'll tell myself that I'm worth it, because yes, in fact, I am one in a million. And so are you, and so are the people you love.
And tomorrow's going to be a better day. I promise.
I'll see you tomorrow. Until then keep looking up, and never give up.