I’m combatting a small case of the blahs with learning things. I’ve had the Classroom in a Book series FOREVER, which I purchased long ago to learn my audio editing software better. Sigh. BUT, I have ended up always ‘just getting by’ with the minimum needed to do the show. I’m ‘TOO BUSY’ to apply myself to learning audio concepts and editing for real. Well, after being tempted to kill time with yet another rerun season of my binge TV of choice, Survivor, I decided to Survive MYSELF and USE time instead of kill it by starting the lessons in my book.
I also lately purchased the book, Phonetics For Dummies
It’s pretty cool and is teaching me HOW we make sounds in speech and how to document these with the International Phonetic Alphabet. Very useful for learning dialects and accents in voice acting AND for helping me learn how to better shape my mouth and place my tongue etc. to overcome my facial challenges from the bike accident. So I started reading this one too.
Then Mark and I recorded a new announcer bit for the show in our fancy new recording space. We are starting a BC Bravery Sports Report, where you can call in with your personal best celebrations, or tell when you try some new active thing. We’ll kick off with Dawny’s Half Marathon. Then just after, I interviewed Mark to answer a question for Dave. I think it will work out as a cute segment.
But I have to be honest, I think the summer blahs are getting a bit to me. I notice I’m eating more than before. Not bingeing, just more often than usual. Methinks boredom or anxiety is in the mix somewhere. Hence the learning projects.
We’re off to the salon to get our hair done. And we have writing group tonight. I think it is SO cool how much Mark ended up loving this group, since he really started going too by accident when he drove me one day. Goes to show, trying new things can add joy to your life!
I’m writing a new episode for the podcast in drips and dabs. I just haven’t been as inspired lately. But I keep plugging away, so a new show WILL appear one of these days. Cheryl says it is just the season and the weather. I hope so, because between BCs taking a comment break, and ME being too dang hot, I’m starting to drift down the lazy river of ‘who cares?’, BUT I know this is just a mood and so I’m not paying it much mind – other than cutting myself slack so as not to turn the show into another chore to avoid. Hope YOUR summer days are filled with fun and rest BCs!
How about you?
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PSS, some BCs have asked me the difference between blog postings and status pages. Blog postings are where I develop a complete topic triggered by my status thoughts. Status thoughts are how my day went, what’s on my agenda, and how my body feels today – and not much editing or thought goes into them. That’s why I don’t clog up your email with them. 🙂
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