It is almost Finding Joy in the Journey’s Birthday!
Believe it or Not, this is episode 52.
One year ago, I did something I had wanted to do for a long time – I started creating a podcast.
It was a fun project to do during the quiet laid-back time of Covid Quarantine.
I had to pick a name, create a logo (with the help of my then 14-year-old), record episodes, learn to edit them….
I have loved so many things about doing a podcast.
I enjoyed it so much, after a few months I decided to start a podcast about birth. I used to be a childbirth educator and birth doula and I have over 1000 blogposts on my Enjoy Birth site. So I used those topics and birth stories as the inspiration for my podcast episodes.
After a few months, I realized maintaining 2 podcasts a week was a bit much. So, I now just post Enjoying Pregnancy, Birth and Babies podcast every other week, but have been good about posting every week here.
I mentioned in last week’s episode how I felt inspired to start sharing The Gift of Giving Life, a book I co-authored about the Divine Nature of Pregnancy and Birth, consistently. To make it a focus for the year.
Upon pondering on that inspiration, I realized I needed to start another podcast. One for The Gift of Giving Life.
I was fine with that, we have 100’s of blogposts we (the co-authors) have written over the years, so I know I have plenty of topics and I know how to do podcasts now and know I enjoy it.
Taking a Break from Finding Joy in the Journey
I was asking God how to maintain everything I am already doing and add this in and He gave me an answer I didn’t really want to hear. Take a break from Finding Joy in the Journey for a few months, so you can focus on The Gift of Giving Life.
Really? It was surprising when I felt I should focus on birth again and then it was surprising, I would need to take a step back from this podcast and it was disappointing too.
I have a long list of tips and tools I still must share with you all.
I am not ready to stop!
I was pondering about just doing it all! I could do that, right?
Well, I probably could, but could I do it all well?
Consolidating My Energy Will Create Miracles!
Here is my tip for the week – consolidate your energy, focus on what God wants you to do for a few months and see what miracles can occur!
I am going to take my own advice; I was surprised by what God inspired me to do. It has taken me awhile to decide to put all my energy into it, but I needed some time and perspective, to get to a place where I am ready to do that.
So, I am choosing to take a few months off from this podcast.
I am excited to move forward with helping others learn how to harness heavenly help, so they can find joy through all the seasons of life. I am just going to focus on the pregnancy and birth seasons for a few months.
I am going to be back with season two of Finding Joy in the Journey by September of 2021, maybe sooner. Maybe I will change the name to Harnessing Heavenly Help… we shall see.
I am going to be having guests on The Gift of Giving Life, once I learn how to do that. So maybe I will start having guests here too. So many fun options!
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