MOON MUSINGS 11.21.2022

I feel like so much has happened in the last ten days and I am so excited to share it with all of you!

First and foremost – I finally recorded, uploaded, and released my very first podcast. It is listed in almost all directories, but so far, most of the engagement has been through spotify.

I had a lot of difficulties with the set-up, including getting the soundcloud and voicelifter working. In fact, I was getting quite frustrated.

I recorded the entire first episode – only to learn, after, that the microphone didn’t pick up the sound.

Luckily, my sweet husband, seeing my frustration, stepped in to assist.

And by assist, I mean that he literally just walked over and turned on the power. Ha!

As though tech issues and program learning weren’t enough – as well as studying all the ins and outs of podcasting – I was also out of internet service. It was spotty for three weeks and the last week, it didn’t work at all. After 1000 different calls, techs coming almost daily, no resolution, and really bad customer service – I resolved my issue by leaving a bad review (anywhere and everywhere I possibly could) and switched internet providers.

I would also like to note that I am in the process of getting sound blankets to help absorb the hollow sound from the empty room I recorded in. While I, of course, am a bit of a perfectionist and have very lofty professional standards – I also have to admit that this is a work in progress as it’s all so new to me.

I literally had to learn several new programs in a little under a week.

So what is the first podcast about? It’s an introduction into the history of storytelling, why I chose the genre of storytelling, and concludes with a written story about my own life – introducing myself as the host.

All future broadcasts will be available weekly, on Tuesdays at 5:00am (EST).

I would love to hear what you think.

In the same week, my sister and her husband came to visit us from Idaho.

While I have considered her husband to be my brother-in-law for some ten years (or so) now, they just officially tied the knot last month.

Due to schedules, it was a very quick turnaround trip – but was fully packed with laughter, love, experience, and adventure.

One of my favorite parts of the visit was going to, ‘Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience,’ in which Van Gogh’s art literally came to life. It was brilliant and beautiful!

I’ve been feeling so much better!

I’ve completely revamped my diet to The Carnivore Diet with Fruit and have been so impressed with how much my inflammation, everywhere, has decreased – how much energy I’ve have, and how vibrant I feel.

This is especially wild as I have predominately lived a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle – and I’m now adding organ meat, like liver, to my diet.

I’ve also lost seventeen pounds.

A lot of my shows have concluded – either in a series or season finale. While I enjoyed a lot of shows like, ‘Black Bird,’ ‘Bad Sisters‘, ‘Dark Winds,’ ‘The Guilded Age,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Life & Beth,’ ‘The Midnight Club,’ ‘The Rings of Power,’ ‘See,’ and ‘Surface‘ (I really do watch far too much television) – I would really like to highlight five of my favorites from this year:

I’m currently watching, ‘Dangerous Liaisons,’ a bold prelude of Laclos’ classic 18th-century novel focusing on the origin story of how his iconic characters, the Marquise de Merteuil, and the Vicomte de Valmont met as passionate young lovers in Paris on the eve of the revolution and ‘Dead to Me.’

Admittedly, I’m really looking forward to ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘The Great,’ ‘Billions,’ and ‘Succession‘ returning – and I’m really missing, ‘Animal Kingdom.’

What are you currently watching?

Concluding that list also makes me feel like I should be sharing my current top five in books, as well.

I’m currently reading, ‘Medusa,’ by Jessie Burton as well as ‘Circe,’ by Madeline Miller

I joined my sister’s book club and am also re-reading, ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ by Sue Monk Kidd. Next up in the book club: ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.‘ by Gail Honeyman.

What are you currently reading?

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