A Quick Update



Antique Typewriter

Hi everyone, and happy weekend! πŸ™‚ I just wanted to share a few thoughts outside of my usual posts.Β 

This morning, I participated in my very first podcast interview about my writing. Sounds great, right. πŸ™‚

Not! I totally bombed it, so now I’m nursing my injured pride back to health. It should be back in full swing by tomorrow. πŸ™‚

Both hosts were fantastic, and did what they could to help me. I should probably mention that one of the hosts was my wonderful sister, and that the podcast is her brand new baby which she shares with a friend of hers.

I was so freaking nervous that I was actually shaking where I stood in my kitchen, dressed in my usual Saturday attire of pj’s and apron. I wanted to sink through the floor as my brain’s temperature dipped below the -44Β° outside.Β 

It was no use, the words were frozen somewhere between my brain and my mouth. And I all I could think about is that awkward pause you sometimes here during a broadcast. Nooooo!Β 

I mentioned the fact that I’d totally bombed the interview to my sister as an introduction to my sincere apology, but being the ever supportive sister that she is; she reassured me that au contraire, I did great.

I guess that’s what sisters do. They pick you up when you’re down. She also reassured me that once it’s polished, it’ll sound amazing. And I’m thinking that’s an awful lot of polishing with a small miracle on the side.Β 

I did learn a couple of things from the experience though. First of all, it’s not near as easy as my much more outgoing sister makes it seem, and I’m better off sticking to my writing.Β 

Once an introvert, always an introvert. πŸ™‚


44 comments on “A Quick Update”

  1. Well done on the podcast! Vlogging is harder than it seems and I imagine podcasting is similar. I’m glad you have a supportive sister. I bet you did better than your inner critical would have you believe you did 😘

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  2. Our inner critic will often deceive us into believing we can’t do something. I try to kick her to the curb when she tries to make an untimely entrance. I am proud that you went outside your comfort zone; it demonstrates that you are willing to try new experiences.
    I really enjoyed reading about the experience from your perspective, you always do that so well. I was in my Saturday attire of Pj’s as well. Thank you for the compliments, and I am sincere when I say the interview was a success. We had fun doing it with you, after that’s what it’s about. When you come on again for a poetry contest segment, it will be easier.

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    1. Thank you, Emily my love. I hope you know how much I appreciate your unfailing support and faith in me. πŸ™‚ The compliments are all very well deserved btw. And I’m really looking forward to participating in the poetry contest. Given that the focus will be off me, it’ll be a chance to breath and enjoy the experience. πŸ™‚


  3. Brenda!!!!! Don’t think for a second that you weren’t awesome!!!! You did amazing this morning and you shouldn’t worry about it at all! It is never easy to do something for the first time and feel 100% comfortable and of course, you are your worst critic, much like I am my own worst critic as well. We all play these games with ourselves and it truly blocks all of our untapped creativity. You are amazing and don’t let anything or anyone make you feel any different!! I’m excited to chat with you again, and so thankful you were able to chat with us this morning!!

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    1. That’s so sweet of you, Jeff. πŸ™‚ I wrote this post as a means of expressing my after thoughts in the most honest way possible. It was a means of comforting myself after stepping so far outside my comfort zone. Something I should probably do more often, given how difficult it was haha πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to hearing the podcast. You and Emily make a fantastic team! πŸ™‚


    1. That’s so kind of you to say, Kevin. πŸ™‚ Do I ever hope that you’re right. It was certainly a humbling experience. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so nervous and stuck for words. We all have our limitations, and I’ve found another one of mine. πŸ™‚

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  4. Please don’t be hard on yourself. Sometimes it is a “failure” that catalyzes our growth to success. Besides, there’s so much that can be done in post-production that I hesitate to use a term like “failure”…

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    1. I’m counting on the post-production lol πŸ™‚ And it was a great learning experience. We all have to start somewhere. πŸ™‚ Thank goodness it wasn’t being streamed live haha πŸ™‚

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