Journey to (Likely) Start a Podcast

I'm road-tripping this summer because I want to talk with people in small towns across the US, randomly - and see how they're doing. In life, business, etc. And, doing some planned/scheduled interviews of intriguing small biz owners I know too around the US.

The plan is, I launch a podcast out of this journey, although as this is a journey of discovery and because I can't see into the future - it does depend, on who I meet, what I learn, and what it makes sense to do with it, thus, this is a bit TBD, with a podcast being the plan (launching it as a podcast, this fall). 

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Meandering with Hazel

I'll share little video updates via short blog posts here - with of course, some random social sharing about [waving my hands around] *all the things* we get in to also. 

We = me and Hazel! She's my 6 (or 7ish?) sidekick best dog friend (she's a Catahoula Leopard Dog, which is the Louisiana state dog, fun fact) traveling with me on the journey, living her best life.

So... she's making human and sometimes dog friends, often tho, brief interactions with likely dogfrienenemies, and ultimately...she is growing her human fan club, everywhere we are.

I am also trying out TikTok - probably embedding some of those shares here (as soon as I learn how, lol) - @sarahbrabbsfrommichigan - and I'm on Twitter @sarahlbrabbs (don't forget the L in there), and occasionally I share on Instagram (sarahbrabbsmichigan) or FB. There's more background about this podcast/me, below.

More about This & Me

I'm a small business owner and like well... basically every small business owner I've talked to it seems like, I've also gone through a lot on my business ownership journey (10+ years).

As a small business owner, for many of us there's lots of uncertainty (I mean for me it started in 2013 with - is this hobby? or a business? lol) and also, loneliness - at least for many solopreneurs (pre those days before hiring an employee or having a great team all around rah-rahing everything about your biz / working for you with gusto and delight...). :)

Because what I do ultimately is help others experiencing issues, or not clear about decisions or people in their life, maybe stuck at a major life crossroads, this means not only do I do my own work / learning similar of course- I also have made it my life's work or mission, to learn about humans, communication, and behavior. And learning about people really starts by listening to and observing them. Which is the main reason I find myself currently in Garden City, Kansas, finalizing this (my first) blog post, on this journey.

And starting 4 years ago, I had this vision for a journey like this - it wasn't the time though. Now, it is. I'm fortunate to be able to follow my curiosity, learn / connect with others around the US, and see how it will translate to my work - podcast, business, etc. 

It's a bit of a calculated risk, but then again, that's the life sometimes of someone who helps others - especially go through personal transformations and changes- and does it well- through her work. There are a lot of people that don't do this well, even unintentionally harming others, or there are those do this kind of work... unethically. 

But I'm not one of them. I'm good - and all in, all here.

Here we go!