What a busy couple of weeks! I'd thought when Season 1 was finished that I would have some downtime to focus on my novel before digging into putting together Season 2, but not a chance!
It's been a busy summer in general, work wise, and I'm absolutely loving it. I'd mentioned during the season that I started my voiceover business in August of 2017, and CGP was barely a year old when the ominous doctors' reports and test results started coming in that ultimately led to my breast cancer diagnosis on October 2, 2018. From that point until my radiation treatment ended on March 8, 2019, work took a backseat. I was tremendously fortunate to be in a situation where I could do that without having to worry about requesting so much time off for appointments and sick days, not to mention the difficulty in getting to a good place mentally so I could focus. The downside was that any growth and forward momentum stalled. I was antsy, and I missed working, and I looked forward to being able to wrap up my cancer treatments and all my doctor visits and jump back into it. I actually kept a running list of everything I wanted to do once I finally got my life back!
And I've been checking things off left and right! I studied and took the leap over the generation gap and learned how to use social media for business. I learned how to build a website. I launched not only the new "Anything But Routine" website but also the new CGindles Production website. I completely redesigned and rebranded CGP. And in the midst of all that, the July 16 premiere date of Season 2 started sneaking up on me, and I realized it was time to get moving again and decide what to spotlight throughout the new season.
Season 2 is coming along a bit easier than Season 1 - I have a better sense of what I'm doing now and what I want to change from the first time around, when I was still learning as I went along. At first, I was worried I wouldn't be able to find enough things to talk about, but it wasn't long before I realized that just like with anything, when you start looking for something specific, you realize it's all around you. I love that I get to devote an entire podcast to positive things, inspirational stories, and when I sat down to plan out the Season 2 format, I found I had no shortage of things to talk about. There is so much inspiration in this world. Doing this podcast is teaching me that I don't have to look far. I hope it's teaching you, too!
The premiere episode is "in the can," as they say in the voiceover industry, and I'll start writing episode 2 today and hopefully have that recorded and edited and bounced before the long July 4 weekend. I'm still finalizing the rest of the season spotlights, and I'm having so much fun doing it - the beauty comes from knowing that what doesn't fit into season 2 can always make it into season 3!
What are you busy with this summer? Do you have a summer bucket list? Sometimes the planning and anticipation is just as fantastic as the doing, isn't it? Comment below and let me know what you're up to!
Have a great weekend!