Saturday, December 11, 2010

Goooooood Moooorrrrning Jack...son...ville!

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,
Merry ME


Fire Byrd said...

Who well done you! Glad you felt able to inform the radio audience about caregiving. if you talk like you write it will have been really informative.

As for your last paragraph there is a book with an amzing title ( I don't like the book much) ....
Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Seems to sum up what I know people should do!

terri st. cloud said...

mar!!!!! look at you!!!

ah, man. i am just grinnin' from ear to ear. this is awesome!!!!!!!
you rock, woman!
so much more than you know!

Paradox said... cool! Brave Brave Brave!!! I love that you used that word and that line. "I really feel brave today"...

Paradox said...

Hello Mary. Looks like she doesn't have the file uploaded yet. However, when she does this is where to go:

Can't wait to hear it.

Pamela Jones said...

That is AWESOME, Mary! AWESOME!!!
It's really the next step -- first you find your voice in writing and then you put your own voice to the words! How amazing is that! Listen up, Jack-son-ville! Can't wait to hear the tape!

Tracey Catarozoli a.k.a Sally Sunshine said...

Quite likely you won't ever know just how many people will benefit from your loving kindness. Probably in such matters we aren't supposed to know. But remember this; if you've touched one other person who touches one other person eventually the entire planet will bask in LOVE....Hmmm, I just thought Sweetie's words beared repeating!! So brave, so wonderful, so TOUCHING!

AkasaWolfSong said...

Wow! OH WOW! I sooooo hope we get to hear this! I'm way beyond excited for you and so glad this opportunity presented itself...I know you touched the lives of many by doing your interview.

Brave is truly a mild word Ter says...YOU ROCK! :)

I am so proud of you Sister/Friend. And I love that picture! Blessings and Blissings You Precious Woman!