What curveballs has life thrown you?
In this episode, the traditional Episode 000: All About The Podcaster gets turned sideways, as I sit down with the four people outside my birth family who have known me the longest and best. We share a lot of wine and Sortilege (delicious Canadian maple whiskey) many laughs, and our unplanned adventures.
- Debbie tells about being in a house fire, how the random conversation she had a week previously with a firefighter – and the good catch her now-husband made that night – helped her survive
- Bridgitte shares about the challenges she has faced and lessons she's learned in dealing with fibromyalgia, a very real condition that Bridgitte's doctors sometimes doubted
- Dede talks about the key role she played in the final years of her father's life, and the sorrows – and joys – she experienced during that tumultuous time
- Shannon describes breaking from tradition to homeschool her three children, talking about their journey in the seven years since as "a true adventure"
- I discuss the mysterious illness I've been living with for 3 1/2 years, tendinosis (chronic tendinitis, or inflammation of the tendons), and share about the scary lows and unpredicted highs I've experienced while living with this condition
This episode might be my favorite, because in it, five real women talk about the setbacks that have come into our lives, and the good that has come out of those setbacks. Unplanned adventures happen for every one of us, and I'm including you, listener, in that. Our discussion highlights the true power of looking at a setback not as a dealbreaker, but instead as a learning experience. I hope you enjoy listening to it just as much as we enjoyed creating it!