Y’ALL. I just discovered the BEST THING. Ok, ok I just got around to finally doing what I should have done ages ago, but it was fantastic.
It went like this: Luvvie Ajayi (also known as Awesomely Luvvie) started a podcast, “Rants and Randomness.” I will follow that woman anywhere and EVERYWHERE, so I saved the link so that I could subscribe to her podcast later. Weeks went by, and I kept meaning to do it but it meant sitting at my computer and remembering to do it and yadda yadda yadda….
Until a few weeks ago when she interviewed her friend Glennon Doyle. Who I will ALSO follow anywhere. Cursing the universe that sometimes needs to club me over the head before I do what’s good for me, I went and downloaded all the podcasts like I had been meaning to.
I started with Glennon’s interview. Glennon laid down some SERIOUS truths. Honestly, this was the best interview with Glennon that I’ve heard lately. It was more honest and insightful discussion than I’ve heard from her in a while. Recently she’s been doling out a lot of recycled book ideas (which are good, but it was getting repetitous). This interview was all new nuggets of wisdom. Two of my favorites:
“Church is where we go to make comfortable people uncomfortable, and uncomfortable people comfortable.” – Glennon Doyle
“If you’re sitting in a group of 900 white people, and you’re talking about race and nobody leaves, then you just didn’t say enough.” – Glennon Doyle
YES. So much righteousness. Perhaps Luvvie brings out the best in her, or maybe because it was a conversation between girlfriends? Anyhow, SO MANY GEMS.
BUT BUT… YOU GUYS… You know WHAT ELSE? Did you know that at the end of every episode Luvvie asks her guests to talk about what sort of self-care they do? She doesn’t advertise this secret sauce to her podcasts, but it’s GOLD. You get to hear awesome interview with badass people (because I trust Luvvie to bring the awesome), and THEN they lay out their specific recipe for how they manage to keep badassing through the ages!
By the way, I LOVE Glennon’s approach to making sure she’s achieving balance. I’m going to be mulling for a while on ways to use that one. But I’m not going to tell you; you have to listen to the podcast.
I’ve listened to a few more podcast episodes so far. Each one has a line or a quote that I’m scrambling to write down to thing about later. It’s not Luvvie’s comedic voice that comes out in her writing; what comes out in her podcasts are time hanging with your best girlfriend. She’s relaxed and insightful and the conversations are fun without feeling structured. It’s so great. I should have gotten on this train so much sooner. But now that I’m here, I encourage you to join me!
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