“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”
― Erin Hanson
I had a goal for 2016.
But it wasn’t a goal that I talked about with my friends, with my family or in Summit, our goal-setting group.
It was a goal that I had tucked away in the back of my mind.
It was a goal that I was embarrassed to talk about because I thought it might be an epic failure.
It was a goal that scared the living daylights out of me.
That goal was to start a podcast.
You see, I’m no stranger to podcasting.
In fact, I’ve launched and grown 2 podcasts in the past. I kept one going for over a year and it was even kinda successful. But neither podcast show was awesome enough to motivate me to keep on podcasting once I got busy with other projects. So they both fizzled and died.
When I got the crazy idea to start an interview show talking with inspiring outdoor women I tried to put it out of my head.
I made excuses why I couldn’t and shouldn’t start another podcast.
I was too busy.
I was too scared….what if I failed?
I hate the sound of my voice.
I don’t enjoy the technology part of editing podcast episodes.
I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get any guests for the show.
I wasn’t sure if anyone would even listen.
So, so, so many big fat excuses.
And then I woke up one morning.
And decided to go for it.
I decided that there are stories that need to be told to inspire people, especially women to get outdoors and onto a trail.
I told my excuses to take a hike.
And then I punched my fear of failing in the face and immediately started scheduling interviews.
You can listen to my thoughts all about launching a new podcast right here.
I’m excited (and terrified) to announce to you today that the Hike Like A Woman Podcast is here.
Here’s what you can expect.
Every Saturday morning you’re invited to tune in and listen to our newest podcast episode.
My goal is to leave you feeling inspired, motivated and like you have a friend in the outdoors.
Some of the stories we share might make you cry.
Other’s might make you laugh until your belly hurts.
But my goal is this…to simply tell the story of you and so many women in the outdoors who do epic things even when they think that they live a positively plain life.
You can follow the podcast on our Podcast page, and check back on the blog every Saturday morning for show notes and new episodes.
In return I’d love to know what you think of the show. I know it’s not perfect and honestly, it probably never will be but your feedback will help me try to make each episode better.
I’d also love to interview YOU for the show! If you have a story to share head on over here to schedule an interview.
Thank you so much for your support.
Thank you so much for being part of our community.
And thank you for inspiring me to not only climb real mountains but figurative mountains as well, even if it means that I have to punch fear in the face.