Why I started Feeling Fabulous
Why did I start Feeling Fabulous? I’ve been a writer for years, and wanted to do more. I’ve met with several women in the past year, and we all have one thing in common: we took career breaks to raise our kids and now we want to get back into the game and need a little push. With kids in HS and starting to drive, it’s a game changer and once it happens, your world turns upside down and you are no longer an uber driver. You find yourself lying in bed wondering what’s next? A lot of us are in the same boat and finding it tough to get back into the swing of things - we don’t have the right clothes, resume, and aren’t necessarily prepared to go out and get a job. We want to feel like we’re contributing to society - and it would be nice to get paid for our services! A lot of us are afraid of getting judged by other moms because what if we fail? It’s not crazy to think that other moms will sit back and judge if we try something crazy and it doesn’t work out. This podcast is to uplift women and help inspire them to get back out there and find their passion. My goal is to interview women who are living fulfilled lives.
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I needed to get my thoughts together
Why am I starting this podcast? Here’s the truth. I’m not a good sleeper to begin with. I’m one of those people who lies in bed with a million thoughts going through my mind and I just don’t know how to turn off the switch. I’ve tried everything (except for medication), from meditation to deep breathing to counting sheep, and nothing works. But for once, I do have something to freak out about – and it’s that my daughter started driving and I realized that I’m no longer needed the way I once was. Sure, I have a son to drive, but he will be in HS next year, and she will be driving him, so that really shortens the time I have to be with my kids and do what I’ve been doing for the majority of their lives. And once my brain latched onto this concept, I really couldn’t sleep. I am a writer and have been writing a column for years, but that definitely didn’t fill my entire day. All of a sudden I’m about to plunge into the real empty nest situation and I do not like the sound of that. I started meeting with several friends, and a lot of us are in the same boat. We don’t wear “Dress clothes”, we don’t have finished resumes and we are just not prepared to get back out there and jump back into the other world, where professionals go. We are in a mommy bubble and want to break out. I decided to take my column to the next level and start to find moms who do work, or have a hobby that means a lot to them, so that they can share what they do and how they do it with other moms. No one person will have the answer, but the way I see it, everyone has something to offer and maybe this podcast can help inspire other moms to find a way to get back out there and do what they love (besides being a mom).
Going for it!
Is this challenging? Hell yes. I’m not technical, and I’ve never done a podcast before, but when I’m determined to do something, I just go for it. Sometimes it works out, and other times I fail, but at least I know I’ve given it my all.
My aha moment was when I got a new job writing for the SD Metro and I was asked to interview a few very impressive women. The minute we started talking on the phone, I knew that this is what I wanted to do. It hit me like a ton of bricks because each of the women had different points of view and very helpful tips on how to live a fulfilled life.
“When I want to start something, I generally meet with a lot of girlfriends and I bounce things off of them” .28
“My daughter started driving last year and wow, that’s just a major game changer” 1:07
“A lot of us women are in the same boat” 1:59
“The podcast that I’m going to start is going to be to inspire other women, moms in particular who need inspiration and can glean some of it from the women that I interview” 4:01
“Once in a while, we need a little push and a little shove, it’s what I needed” 5:01
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Favorite Books & Philosophy
Selfishness, in her philosophy, means:
• Follow reason, not whims or faith.
• Work hard to achieve a life of purpose and productiveness.
• Earn genuine self-esteem.
• Pursue your own happiness as your highest moral aim.
• Prosper by treating others as individuals, trading value for value.