I have been having a real tough go at it lately. To be honest, I am frustrated with life and have been having second thoughts about continuing on with the podcast. I enjoy making the podcast for everyone to listen to but sometimes I wonder what cost it has to my personal life. It is my only outlet, my only creative endeavor that I have in my life. Being a father and husband take a lot of time up these days, much more than I anticipated. At times I feel lost in life trying to juggle all the different things going on from family to work…-to podcast. I struggle every day to get ahead in everything.
I started off this year with tons of plans, optimism was flowing through my veins. Today I want shave and say fuck it and just remove myself from the bearding world. I am beyond frustrated with life right now and have lost focus. I was reminded why I do a podcast kinda out of the blue and when I needed it the most. I was messaged by a listener of the show this past weekend when I was probably at my lowest. It was great to hear from him and to hear his words of encouragement to me. We hadn’t communicated in almost a year so it was good to know he was still around and listening and supported the show. I remembered how Brandon was the first person to ever message me and tell me how much he enjoyed the show. At the start I was very nervous about if people would enjoy my content. It gave me real anxiety wondering if what I was doing was really worth it and if people wanted more. I put such amazing amounts of stress on myself trying to make sure I was doing something important and worthwhile.
It was a synchronistic moment to have Brandon reach out to me at that moment. It was as if he knew I needed to be reminded that what I provided was something that he needed in his life as well. We needed each other in a way. I felt invigorated and ready to tackle the world, just as I felt when I first started this adventure over a year ago. The more I thought about how important the moment Brandon reached out to me I thought about how this person who I didn’t know anything about completely changed my mood, my outlook, my drive. I realized that without the people who listen to me babble every couple of weeks about beards and dumb stuff, I wouldn’t have this outlet for my voice. I wouldn’t have a place to dick around and goof off with my friends and share lame stories and fun adventures. I didn’t think these things were important to people, I guess I was really wrong.
I wanted to interview Brandon for this weeks podcast. I thought it was really important to learn who he was and to share it with all of you. This was the first of what will hopefully be many episodes where I talk with fans of The Beardcaster podcast. You are all important to me and to this show. You all have something amazing to share and are all great people and I would like to share that! I hope you enjoy this episode with Brandon King. I know that he is someone you have never heard of but please check this out-he is important to me. It was a really fun time getting to know someone and becoming friends, all because of our beards!!! He is an outstanding family man who has some great insight into beard oils and beard care. I actually learned some new things from him! Please check out this fun episode and tell your friends about the podcast-you may be the next guest on my fan appreation episode! Any questions, comments, or whatever email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!!
p.s.-I know I am not the greatest writer, or speaker, but bear with my ramblings. I sometimes just get off on writing tangents and don’t get a chance to really go back and review what I wrote! Thanks for understanding!