Guess who was on the radio this morning?
My writing coach/friend Carol O'Dell was filling in for her friend as host a local show on caregiving. She asked if she could interview me. ME??????
I think being on the radio is probably one of those things one can't say no to. Well, you can, but probably shouldn't. How many times do you get to be heard, and don't have to worry about a TV camera adding pounds to your already pound covered body. Perhaps if anyone else had asked I might have hesitated. But I really, really trust Carol. I trust that she wouldn't ask me to say anything I didn't want to say. She leads with a very gentle nudge that makes it feel like what you're about to do isn't new at all, but something you've been doing your whole life.
So there I was this morning on WBOB radio! Carol asked questions about being a caregiver and had me read portions of a new essay I've written. The hour was split up with commercial segments so the time went pretty fast. I didn't really have time to think about what I was going to say, so I just let it rip!
Carol is going to send me a taped copy of the show. If I can figure out how to pass it on I will.
I really stepped out of my comfort zone, which crazy as it seems is about the size of the inside of my house. I guess it's like having Stockholm syndrome. On one hand I feel like I'm being held captive by circumstances beyond my control. On the other, I feel scared if I venture too far from home. I really feel brave today. How's that for a different kind of feeling!
Wishing for you a chance to push past your self-appointed limits,