Sept. 11, 2020

What's the worst that could happen?

What's the worst that could happen?

I have become obsessed with podcasts!  I listen to them when I first wake up in the morning—to catch the latest news, to find out how the US election is going, to know what the state of the world is before I am ready to re-engage with it.

Pre-covid, I listened to podcasts on the train to work and on the way home, but these days my commute consists of walking downstairs and into my office.  After I’ve had my breakfast and started to work, I take breaks throughout the day to listen.  Often I just continue listening to the news episodes that are lined up on the app, but sometimes I switch to a podcast in French to keep my language skills up, or more often these days, one of the dozens of podcasts that might provide the motivation I need, or the info I’m missing to finally start my own podcast.  

Today I think I finally stumbled upon that episode or maybe it’s more I am finally ready to begin, and the episode just happened to be there.  Whichever came first, here I am writing this blog and starting to finally record my own podcast.  All of the podcasters have told me that it won’t be that great.  They say that you get better with practice, so maybe this first episode will never see the light of day, but I’m going to do it!  I’m going to make it happen.  The worst thing that can happen is that it will be awful and no one will ever want to listen to it, but if that’s the worst thing, that’s not so bad, is it?

Because it could also be amazing!  The podcasts could become great.  They could help thousands of teachers around the world and provide that creative outlet that I’ve been searching for.  No idea why I want to share in this way, but it’s been something I’ve been thinking about for quite a long time and it is finally happening!