Holy cow! It’s done! “Don’t Be Sorry – The Podcast” is a real thing.
I need to thank Tony G at Canby CTV5 for pushing and pushing and pushing until I got my rear into the studio and made this happen. He apparently had read one of my past posts where I discussed how I get projects almost to the point of completion and then just let them go. Tony G is doing some really awesome things at CTV5. The great thing is these facilities are open to the community. You should definitely check them out. He is a pretty rad guy too. So, if you see him in a local establishment buy him a beer. He drinks PBR, so it won’t cost you that much. If you get the chance to sit and talk with him, I bet you’ll want to buy him a second beer so you can keep the conversation going.
Also, I have a small group of friends that have been extremely supportive of not only this blog, but the podcast too! I appreciate all of the kind words and constructive feedback.
My hope for both the blog and podcast is to get real stories out there from what I call “Everyday People.” These are people that are overcoming their circumstances to do great things. The reality is, overcoming your circumstances is a great thing all by itself. The community needs to hear these stories.
It is my belief that by sharing these stories, other people going through their own situations may find strength. We tend to hear stories about celebrities and such overcoming their own obstacles which is great. However, Everyday People may have a difficult time relating because their lifestyles are vastly different.
One of the beautiful things about the human body, is that it can heal. There are times where it needs help in healing. I find the strength in community. I find it in hearing about other peoples ability to over come the circumstances. I also love to watch it happen. It is like watching a flower blossom.
I chose Darren Karr as my first guest for a couple of reasons. One of them was he was a very important person in my life as I was going through my divorce. Darren is pretty much a straight shooter and will often tell you what you really don’t want to hear, but need to. It isn’t that he is a negative guy or a pessimist. He is a realist. He gets it. He helped me get it.
Darren grew up in a Portland suburb. Went through college, the Air Force, got married, had two kids, got divorced, got married again and ran for Governor, twice. WTF? Ran for Governor???
Exactly. It goes to show that you don’t have to born with a silver spoon in your mouth to make stuff happen. Please understand that I am not bashing those who were born into wealthy families or anything of that nature. I feel like there are people out there that feel you cannot realize your dreams or even attempt to realize them unless you are one of the elite. It is just not true.
Another reason why I asked Darren to be my first guest is that he was preparing to move out of state. It was really awesome that we got to spend this time together before he left. It is even more awesome that I was able to capture it on video. I know I will see Darren again (probably this year when I head East). He is going to do great things in this world. I won’t completely disclose where he moved to but its not too far from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. So, you never know what he might do next!
A better life is out there. If you want it. It will not be easy. There may be a transitional period where it is worse than you can ever imagine. There will be people that don’t understand why you are doing what you’re doing. If you choose to fight through it and keep focused on what you want, I am telling you, it is out there.
Darren didn’t necessarily want to be the Governor. He wanted to wake people up a bit. Get them to see that their are more options out there than just the regular Republican or Democrat ideals. He knew, as many of us do, that the current system wasn’t working. What did he do? He wrote a book. He spent his own money driving around the state, not to talk about his ideas of how it all should work. But, to talk about the idea that decisions should be made on a collective basis. With the best people giving input on a particular subject.
He mentions in his book that it is an outdated and old way of thinking if you feel that the best people to make policy are the ones sitting in the Capital building or in government offices around the state.
I feel the same way about life decisions. I understand the value of the counselor or the bishop or even your parents. I know its important to go to them for input or guidance when needed. But, it is also important to get input from the people that have been through the circumstances. The ones that have overcome the problems.
It is important to get input from the Everyday People. That is why Don’t Be Sorry exists.
Peace and Love.