Hello all my radiant rays of sunshine, I hope you’re doing well! I’ve had this weighing on my heart and I wanted to share it with all of you here in this amazing community. I ask you to please share your thoughts, opinions, ideas, all are welcome.
I have been thinking about wanting to start a podcast often over the last 2-3 years. I feel like the time has come. I have decided to open this up as a forum for discussing the possibilities. There are many directions this could take. I have fiddled with many topics and titles over the last few years, with quite the running list on my phone. The one that always comes back to me and speaks to me at my very core is, Embrace Your Shine.
Why do I want to start a podcast, you ask? I did not always believe in my inner magic. I could not see the beauty of my soul that others so clearly cherished. It’s taken me a long time to appreciate and love the qualities that make me so uniquely beautiful, magical, and lovable. I want to remind others of how special and magical they are. I want to encourage them to look inside themself and know they are beautifully different, just as my husband always tells me.
As I have mentioned before, storytelling is a powerful tool. We all have a story to share that can touch others in ways we never even imagined possible. Stories have always done this for me, which is a huge reason I love creating and sharing stories with others. Stories and art naturally spark our imagination and remind us to play, to connect with, and nurture our inner child.
Believe it or not, I did not always openly share my creative talents with others, not even my closest friends and family members. It was not until I was in high school (about 13-14 years old) when I had a teacher that was captivated and moved by my writing. I could not believe the way she saw me. She saw the depth of my raw, sensitive, and caring heart that poured out through my poetry. I started to let others into my highly protected and sacred world of creativity.
Don’t get me wrong; there were times I allowed individuals close to me to peek inside my creative and imaginative world. However, I was a very- sensitive child, and my fragile sense of self-worth had been crushed and maltreated by those that were supposed to protect me. Trust is a delicate matter, especially in the vulnerability of a child. Early on in my youth, I had shut down, at times, refusing to allow my muse the opportunity to play.
Though my confidence had begun to grow, and the seeds planted in early childhood began to blossom, I still felt unsafe and insecure in who I was. My garden needed; to be cared for with tenderness. It needed to know that no matter what happened, it was loved and appreciated. Over time I began to nurture and tend to my garden, which grew into a greenhouse. I learned to love every intricate detail making up its one of a kind ecosystem.
I want others to know there is light within the darkness. I want to be a ray of light that reminds them how magical they are. I want to help others to embrace their shine. So many beautiful souls have touched my life, helping me to shine brighter in the world every day. I want to put more light out into the world. I love that I have the opportunity to do some of this here on the blog. However, I feel pulled to do more.
Please share your thoughts with me. When you think of me starting a podcast, what do you envision? What titles and topics circulate in your mind? My goal is to start recording soon and have 7-10 episodes ready to air by my birthday in early September. I want all of you to be a part of this journey as you continue to light me up every day, even if you don’t realize it. Thank you all for always being a part of my light that helps me shine bright (especially on my gloomy days)!
Sending lots of love and light (and of course warm hugs)! 🙂