Do you ever feel like you’re called to do something but you don’t know what it is? I feel like I want to share my life experiences but I don’t know the best way to do that.
I want to share my cycling journey and thought I’d try YouTube but I tend to forget to record video when I’m in the moment. I’m not coordinated enough to record while I ride, I just recently managed to grab my water bottle for a drink while riding my road bike. Normally I have to stop to grab a drink.
I started a podcast months ago, made one episode, and then think “Oh, I should record this” when I think of something deep or clever. It’s usually not a good time to make a recording with a lot of background noise. When I finally have quiet time the thought has passed or doesn’t seem relevant anymore.
Maybe I’ll try recording podcasts while I ride. It may keep me from pushing myself too hard, I don’t want to be gasping for breath as I’m trying to talk. Maybe I need a script. Speaking off the cuff is a challenge for me. I’m good at listening, but not good at speaking out loud about my thoughts, feelings, or needs.
I thought I’d drop TikTok but I like the option to upload multiple short videos, or record in the moment when I remember. I can now post 3-minute videos. The introductory cycling journey video I posted (and subsequently deleted) on Youtube was 2 ½ minutes. So maybe TikTok is more doable.
I spend more time agonizing over these little details than actually creating.
Then there is always the blog. I can type quickly and post easily here, so maybe I should really start with the blog consistently and see where that goes.
Consistently. That’s my word of challenge. What is preventing me from being consistent? Where am I consistent in my life? What do I want to be consistent with now? What can help me achieve consistency?
Being in the moment.