I have fun taking selfies from the podcast rock for show 120
Sometimes you just have to go slow
I was having SUCH a time editing all of the little features and writing the transitions for the last show that I despaired ever getting out and actually recording it. The task loomed larger than usual in my mind. Every day seemed to bring a struggle or a challenge or another reason to put it off until tomorrow. Sound familiar? I was giving myself quite a few talking tos as well. Show 100 was also a ‘really big shoe’ and I got THAT one out on time. What the heck is WRONG WITH ME NOW? But something BC Dave wrote gave me an aha moment.
Something that you love(ed), which you were successful at is coming to an end and I will bet that deep down you are grieving (it will take time), and because you loved it so much you are hoping to finish like a 4th of July finally. Please know that no matter how your last episode turns out, you will all ways be a bright and guiding light in the lives of many.
New times call for new ways
By George BC Dave was right! I’ve been grieving the show, and perfectionism was letting me give myself the time to do that. But after a while, I just felt stuck. I was ready to move on and let go, but how? It really IS a huge task to put together the show that’s in my head – the show that’s supported by all of the cool bits and bobs I have ready to share that you’ve given me, or that were recorded in other ways. But then, it hit me.
Why do I need to do it all at once? Usually I do. I write the show, then record it all in one day. That would be hours of recording. A big job. Hard on my voice and a big strain on my writer’s brain. Why not go down the podcast memory lane and split the show into three parts? One at Descanso Gardens, one at the podcast rock at my local park, and the last one on the mountain? Eureka! That worked.
I’ve now written and recorded parts one and two and will, weather willing, hike up to the Next to Upper Zen spot tomorrow to record the last. This made the task so much easier. And it was fun to think which things I wanted to record in each area. Because I wrote and recorded over several days, it wasn’t overwhelming. It was ok because I was making progress. Sound familiar?
Cross your fingers
Tomorrow will be a big day. If I get up the mountain, then all that will be left will be the final edit of day 120. So you may get it sometime this week. It’s the end of an era my friends. I have reviewed so much material, read so many comments, remembered so many things as I’ve put this last outing of ours together. It’s kind of like yearbook signing at the end of high school. I’m sad to say good-bye, but ready for the future.
I hope you are too.