It was a bit surreal to know that my voice was about to be broadcast across West Michigan — that I was about to share with anybody listening a side of my story previously reserved exclusively for the safe harbor of anonymous support groups and close personal friends.
I thought I’d be nervous but instead I was excited. I was enjoying the moment and attentively grasping every detail of this new and exhilarating experience.
As I stepped into the studio, I was greeted with a comforting smile from the host, we snapped a few pictures and I received my instructions about mic positioning and studio etiquette.
Then the light turned green and we were live. We chatted for around 15 minutes about how I became The Unemployed Alcoholic, about the role of comedy in my recovery and about the upcoming Base Camp event at which I would be sharing even more of my story.
I was comfortable. I was confident. And I felt like I was involved in a genuine conversation instead of an interview or performance. The talent and professionalism of the host & station certainly contributed, but it also helped that for the first time in my life, I feel like I am exactly where I am suppose to be, doing exactly what I’m suppose to be doing — and that — is a wonderful feeling.
I can’t wait to share more of my story through 1-on-1 connections, media interviews, live events and whatever other opportunities arise.
All the Best. Enjoy Your Journey. And Share Your Story by contacting me or commenting below.