I had a long internal debate about launching my podcast, Love Your Enthusiasm, after everything that transpired this past week. It’s hard to be enthusiastic when you can’t make sense of your world…when you can’t unsee social media images and videos and you feel like you can’t help anyone or solve anything.
Every night I see my curfew phone alert while double-checking my alarm. I read my book in bed while helicopters hover over my apartment building. Sirens scream across the city and inside my dreams.
When I woke up this morning, yet again I wondered if my city would still be here. Yet, the world continues waking up. The sun is brilliant and the skies are blindingly blue. The wind chimes and the birds send sweet harmonies to anyone who will listen.
We keep on keeping on, don’t we? When everything seems impossible, we take a rocket to space. We hug each other when we don’t think we have any love left to give.
While tossing and turning in bed, I thought about something Jessica Korteman said in Episode 01 of Love Your Enthusiasm.
Stay present and keep coming back to why you’re doing whatever it is that inspires you.
My why for this podcast is to bring more positivity into a world that always needs it. So, I am officially launching Love Your Enthusiasm in the midst of a global pandemic, after a week of riots and protests across my country. Because this is something that I can do.