It’s scary; but I think I’m falling in love again.
With podcasts. And audiobooks.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m probably late to the game (if there’s any such thing as that).
But I’ve recently started discovering a whole new world of excitement with podcasts and audiobooks.
Before now, I couldn’t seem to understand why so many people were raving about them.
And true to my nature, I made a conscious effort to stay away simply because everyone was praising them.
You see, I prefer to go against popular opinion.
Whenever the majority of people seem to be jumping on a particular bandwagon, I choose to stay away.
This time though, I was wrong.
And I’m always happy to be wrong — because it means that I’m learning something new.
To be fair, I’d tried a few times in the past to listen to podcasts; but they were never able to hold my attention beyond the first 2 minutes. (Yes, judge my millennial attention span).
But this time it was different.
I decided to commit a full 30 minutes before clicking the exit button.
Two hours later, I was still listening.
Within those 2 precious hours, I’d finished one book & started another.
And to think that one of them was a book I’d been trying to read the paper version in forever.
What made it even more beautiful for me was that I listened while doing the dishes, laundry, & cleaning the floor.
That’s when I knew I’d hit gold.
Anyway, let’s just say the rest is history.
This post is probably not helpful to anyone reading it; I wrote it mainly for myself.
But if like my former self you’re a podcast-sceptic, I’d encourage you to give it another go.
You just might find yourself falling in love with it.