November 21, 2022
Why I Launched a Podcast About Sobriety
Recover with Colleen is live with 22 episodes

Recover with Colleen is live with 22 episodes

After years of talking about creating a podcast, I stopped talking and just did it. Turns out, I’m not too old. Or too late. Or too inexperienced. I didn’t need to wait until I had it all figured out.

I have no idea what I’m doing. And I’m doing it anyway.

There’s so much to know in starting a podcast. But like so many things in life, you can’t think or even research and know how to do something. You have to try. Do. Fail. And learn as you go.

There is no hack for inexperience. There is no way to be “the best” before you start. So I pulled up my big girl panties, dropped my pride and did the thing.

In recovery, we’re advised to find people who have what we want and ask them how they got it. And then do what they say until we know better.

Those who have podcasts advised me to prioritize the quality of my content over everything else. It doesn’t matter if my sound quality isn’t radio-ready. Or that my show notes don’t meet Hollywood marketing standards. Or that my liberal use of the word “literally” in each episode qualifies as a tic. Literally.

Who am I to share my story and message and guidance to help people in recovery?

Who am I to not?

Speaking of existential questions, in case you didn’t know, we’re all going to die. And if you look around at our leaders and cultural icons, there are no adults driving the bus here in Earth School. No one knows what they’re doing. Or who we are. Or why we’re here.

Meaning and purpose are created in our own minds. To each his own.

It dawned on me that no one that I respect and admire is inherently more qualified than I am. They may have more degrees or better stories. More experience and business acumen. But confidence and success are learned and earned the hard way. So I’m doing it. Getting into the game. Not because I want to be Joe Rogan. Or Brene Brown. Or Dax Shepherd.

I just want to be me. Podcast now included.

While I waited for Apple, Google, Spotify, and God to approve my show, I compiled 22 episodes for the launch of Recover with Colleen. I do deep dives into how to manage symptoms of post-acute withdrawal syndrome, create confidence for social events, curb emotional eating and other compulsive behaviors and use nutrition to heal your brain.

While sobriety is a theme of this first season, the premise of the show is that recovery is a life-long journey to get out of your own way and become your own best friend. My primary focus is the mindset and self-care strategies that move us from worry and regret to resilience and confidence.

There are already so many podcasts about recovery. It would be easy to assume that mine will get lost at the bottom of the pile. But scarcity is only one way to look at a situation. You know what else is true? There is an abundance of people who are ditching the drink. And most of them will be looking for a good podcast.

If you’d like to listen, click here to access links to various pod catchers. Let me know what you think!

PS. Whatever your hard thing is, just do it. In April of 2020, my hard thing was to stop drinking. Facing fear head on has given me the courage to follow my heart.

When you encounter fear, consider yourself lucky. For fear is the only place you will find courage.

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