Very recently, when we were chatting, my friend told me something that was quite blowing my mind. It was very random, and I was joking and making lame puns when she just went, “I like seeing you this year. You are happier and more open to people.”
My first reaction was something around WHERE DID THAT EVEN COME FROM? Though I didn’t reply to her like that. That one statement got me thinking, a lot. It just seemed so absurd. I am still me and I don’t feel that much different from the past me. Is that real? Am I happier than my one-year-ago self who would sleep at 2 every morning and wake up at 4 just to study and aim for the best, totally not caring my well-being, my mental-health, and my health in general? Am I more gleeful than the old me whose world revolved around how perfect people wanted it to be?
Here is the best part: For a little bit, I believe that I am.
Have you ever had a boring day where you want to do something not so exhausting but meaningful? Going outside? Too exhausting. Movies? Takes too much time. Sleeping? I feel guilty for not doing something.
That is where podcasts come in. Podcasts are a really fun and simple media to keep you entertained. They are not taking too much of your times (30 minutes tops), you only need an earphone, and they can also educated and give you motivations. If English is not your native tongue, like me, podcasts can also help you with your listening. Even though you cannot really enjoy it by visual, most podcasts are enough to make you lost into another place. Try it.
If this is your first time listening to podcasts, maybe I can help you with picking the first podcast you will ever hear. Because, you know, first impression matters.
Do you ever realize that since the day you are one-day old, your life has been a huge series of firsts? First cry, first laugh, first food, first step, first word. The thing is, we might not realize that. Some firsts are smaller than the other, like something that is just passing by. Some others define who we are as a person right now.
One other thing that we might now realize, is that, our big firsts can be so small for other. It goes vice versa that maybe our small firsts can be so big for others. However, subjective judges aside, some of them are stories that are worth telling. Who knows how influential our tales can be?