Something new - Cookies & Tea with Andi
Updated: Mar 5, 2021
For a little while, I’ve been thinking of starting a casual #podcast - push my #comfort zones a bit! I finally actually recorded the content of the first episode a few nights ago which goes into what the podcast is, why I’m doing this... I won’t go into that since that’s basically the first episode, but a few thoughts came up after recording that I wanted to put down in words somewhere.
I wouldn’t say I’m too uncomfortable with #public #speaking (I suppose a podcast is still “public” and still “speaking”, although the nerve-wracking live aspect of it is certainly lost in a recorded podcast), but I was completely flabbergasted with just how incompetent I become when a mic is put in front of my face. It’s like I lost the basic ability to coherently speak, my words turn into fluff, and everything in my brain is suddenly operating v e r y s l o w l y. What’s up with that? I’m guessing it’s something subconscious… it’s possible that I’m so concerned and want to speak at a certain level of efficiency and clarity, that the pressure of this expectation is ironically hindering me from doing just that. I know, I have no words (pun intended?). The mind works in strange ways…So here’s to me trying something new to learn and improve some more skills!
There are so many options for different podcasting directories these days (Spotify, iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts…) and maybe this will expand and grow to that point, but for now, I think I’ll be keeping it simple and personal, and more in the current moment/process-oriented. I’ve decided to upload episodes on Sound Cloud and host them here on my website at this link if anyone wants to join me! Until next time!