• Nicola D

Big Ambitions (even bigger reality)

When I started this podcast project I started it with one heck of a bang. I knew I wanted to do it, I did very little research and I just ran out and got started interviewing people. I quickly learned the intense focus it takes to edit audio, how I had to let go of perfection and shame, and that it was going to take a lot of time and effort and humility to make the podcast really work. Worst of all, I had to confront the fact that I am imperfect. (but why????)

I also had ambitions of pulling off a podcast once a week until I realized how much behind the scenes research, editing and production I had to do to complete an episode. Then I promised myself I would release a podcast once every two weeks, just enough time to research and create good content and not too much time between so that listeners lost interest.

And then I had surgery...

Since my last surgery (I have had two this year) I have been very tired and have at times found it a struggle to complete all of my many ambitious projects. Well, I have had to decide to be kind to myself and accept that maybe I will only be able to release one to two podcasts per month. So friends, I expect that about once every three weeks I will be putting out another podcast and I will probably take a good chunk of time off three times a year so that I don't overwhelm myself.

For emails - well, I will only be checking these once a week, so if I don't get back to you right away, I do apologize. To keep myself focused I am avoiding the great email vortex. I don't want to fall into the hole and lose time and efficiency. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thanks again for being such an awesome supporter. Let me know if there is something in the neighbourhood you want to hear about.

And if you are looking for some other awesome Edmonton based podcasts, consider checking out Nadine Riopel's "Welcome to Town", a podcast for newcomers about Edmonton. Honestly, it is a great listen for all Edmontonians, new and seasoned.

Happy holidays, Happy New Year, and much warmth to you and your family.

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