I hope that this provides some insight into why I wear the "Dropout" label as a badge of honour as well as give you all some insight into why I am the way that I am.
With season 1 ofGuards of Eden coming to a close in style with one of the most influential people in my life in Joe Wicks, I've been very reflective knowing that it was coming to an end. I felt that it could be valuable to share my experience with you all and talk about what I've learned since I decided to start Guards of Eden all the way to this point.If you're considering setting up a podcast, I would say the best advice that I could provide you with is that you're not going to get everything right the first time around and that's okay. You cannot allow the idea of "not being good" stop you from getting started. My first episode with Adam is a reflection of that as I made the silly error of not using both tracks that I recorded with so his audio is too quiet (I'll be re-editing that during the season break). The greatest teacher throughout this first season has been experience and I'm so thankful that I didn't let my fear of not being perfect get in the way.
The purpose for this post is to announce something to you all that I've been working on, and to provide you with an insight into the why behind it all.
So in the interest of full honesty and openness, I stole this idea from my cousin for an interview that he was doing. He wrote his letter for his 25 year old self (about eight years of difference), so I've decided to write a letter to my 20 year old self (six years difference). At the risk of looking self-obsessed, I thought I would freestyle this letter and see where it goes. I hope you can take something from it no matter how big or small:
Published about a year ago
Before I start this blog, I would like to highlight one very important point.
With Mental Health Awareness week coming to an end, I felt compelled to post something after seeing so many amazing people using their platform to inspire those around them.