I’m never certain.
There’s always another perspective to consider.
Another option to weight up.
There is no black or white, right or wrong, good or bad.
Life is lived in the third way while I struggle to squeeze round pegs into square holes.
I’m seeking security and safety certainty, solid ground to stand on, and all the time drifting in an in-between state where is there no beginning and no ending, no winning and no losing, only the labels I put on the things and the emotions I feel and how they inform me about the experiences I have.
This is where my life is lived.
This is where I rise and fall, stumble and pick myself up.
This is where I laugh till I cry and cry till I laugh and try to work out why.
May I never be certain.
May I always be searching and learning and discovering.
This podcast means a lot to me, and I’m grateful that you’re here.
I love to create. Ideas excite me but ideas alone are not enough. They can be like eating a Mars Bar to deal with my hunger when what I really need is a good meal.
This podcast is my good meal.
It’s helping me have the type of meaningful conversations with people I’ve always wanted to have.
Each time I sit down to record with someone I learn something about them, about me and about our world.
I’ve also learned to check the remaining memory on my digital recorder’s SD card!
What moves us?
What events in our lives have led us to where we are today?
What are the stories we tell ourselves that have shaped how we see our place on this planet?
I like to get into it with people and I hope you enjoy the results.
You can follow all that Gabrielle is up to here:
Podcast homepage – https://widtaabbqs.home.blog/
Oh, what a sample this is. One of the most joyous I’ve dropped yet. Join Gabrielle and myself on Sunday 24-February were we really get into it.
I know what Star Wars was to me.
I’m not sure I know what it now means to me.
Parts IV, V and VI will be one of the great epic sagas of my life. The narrative and characters and morals of the original trilogy are fused into my DNA. We cannot be separated from each other. But I have grown and changed and I see the world from a different vantage point than I did when I was nine.
And, so, Star Wars sits differently with me now.
It’s like I went into a retro clothes store and found a replica print t-shirt that was a favourite from my late teens or early twenties. Only it’s a little old and faded. Maybe also slightly misshapen. The fact that it’s also a size too small doesn’t deter me enough not to buy it.
Now each time I wear it I have that obvious self-consciousness of dressing too young for my age. That and it’s doesn’t fit so hugs a little tighter around my belly. Part of me, though, likes how the short sleeves frame my skinny biceps. That feeling of snugness gives me the delusion of having actual muscles.
Then I catch my reflection in a full-length mirror and see the ridiculousness of my situation. I need to let go but I’m afraid of what letting go says about where I am in my life right now.
I’m not ready to give up and let go of Star Wars, but my meh-ness at each new instalments only intensifies the inner conflict I feel – my very own struggle between the dark and light sides of the force, knowing true peace and purpose lies within and only I can bring balance to the force.
Ep3. I’m learning folks.
Every time I sit down to record with someone I find out something new. In this episode, I’m grateful to some advice from soon-to-be guest, Jason Dibbs, for telling me to always have a Plan B when recording.
Today with Sheree there was a moment when I could have given up, could have said, ‘Sorry Sheree, this just isn’t going to happen in exactly the way I want it to.’
But that’s not what happened.
This is a podcast about people who find a way, despite the obstacles, no matter what it takes.
When I met up with Sheree we face background sound issues, memory card storage space issues and my own inexperience as a podcaster. We found a way though.
So around the 22, 23 minute mark of this pod when there’s a distinct change in the quality of audio, STICK WITH IT. What Sheree has to tell us is worth it.
Her story is filled with courage and commitment. She is not afraid to make bold moves in her life, to take a risk.
This is a great chat and I’m honoured that Sheree would share her stories with me.
Do it up.
You can catch up with Sheree and what’s she’s up to here:
Keeping up with the Penguins – http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/
Twitter – @shereestrange
HuffPost – https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/author/sheree-strange/
Medium – https://medium.com/@shereestrange
And, Sheree MCs each month @ https://www.facebook.com/thesydneypoetrylounge/
eight and a half for “Piece by Piece” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U_MC4mabNM
Tara Ward for the art and design – http://www.tarawardphotography.com.au/
Podcast homepage – https://widtaabbqs.home.blog/