#25: From Penning Poetry to Being a Guest on a Podcast Show
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Hello, my Being Curious tribe!
I know I should have gotten this edition to you sooner, but this past weekend happened to be my birthday weekend. I took that as an opportunity to (mostly) stay away from screens.
But it was also an exciting day since my latest (and second) podcast interview went live on the 27th!
If you knew me 10 years ago, you would have never thought of me as someone who could be on video or be a guest on a podcast. But last year changed so many things for me.
I discovered my love for videos and podcasts. If you haven’t heard my first interview on the Gladiatrix! podcast, you can choose to listen here. It was both a nerve-wracking and exhilarating experience talking about my foray into the passion economy and discovering what I love to do for a living through a series of micro-experiments.
In my latest podcast interview with The First Times, I talk about all my firsts — first loss, the first life-changing story about female military veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, the first time I look a giant leap of faith, (not) the first time I stayed calm in a crisis, and much more.
Podcasts might be the latest new trend, but for me, they’re not a trend. Writing was always my chosen medium to express myself, and my first podcast forced me to explore a new format. It’s showed me I can express myself in multiple mediums — text, photos, audio, and video.
It can seem awkward at first, but you’ve got to remember even a podcast is just a conversation. Unlike a conversation, you can re-record a podcast as many times as you want—if you have the patience for it.
I may have started my journey with writing poetry and essays but eventually, I started dabbling in photography and videography, reporting on everything from tech and startups to music and culture, experimenting with video on LinkedIn, joining Clubhouse conversations, navigating the world of podcasts, and even doing a few YouTube interviews. I didn’t stop myself from trying new mediums. And you shouldn’t either.
It’s so much fun!
You might be strong in one medium, but it never hurts to experiment with other platforms. You might unearth a new side of yourself.
So, step out of that comfort zone — explore your multi-passionate side, and I promise you will not regret it.
If you haven’t heard my interview yet, head here.
That’s all for this week, folks!
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Photo credits and copyright: Priyanka Moza of The First Times