Every time I confess details about an argument with Sam I want to cover my face and curl up in a ball under my bed sheets. Each admission is a reminder of what an insecure, hot-headed, and stubborn person I am.
And yet, sharing these details feels right. It feels real. It feels like we’re onto something with these vulnerable conversations we’ve had in each of the four podcast episodes I’ve released so far.
I couldn’t put my finger on why until I listened to Dax Shepherd speak about podcasting. In an interview with Tim Ferriss, he said:
“Every time you think it's going to be embarrassing and there's going to be backlash, that's almost assuredly going to mean something real and vulnerable came out, and I've yet to see vulnerability met with shittiness.”
YES. The more I share my shameful moments, the more I’m met with compassion. Raw is relatable. Embarrassing leads to empathy. And while it’s hard and uncomfortable to openly admit my flaws, it’s also freeing to speak it out loud. For me, being real and vulnerable leads to less anxiety.
I started this podcast because I thought it would be fun. But now I think it’s more than that. Sam and I are doing something a lot of couples don’t do by openly discussing our personal lives with 100% honesty.
I’d love to hear from you about which segments resonate and which ones don’t. What would you like to hear more of?
Bleecker Bombs Is Back!
After a 7-week hiatus, Sam and I recorded Episode 4 while George napped and I held Layla in my arms.
Sam had a great idea to pull stories from the listeners (that’s you!) and discuss on the podcast. Do you have any family or relationship dynamics you’re struggling with? Or do you just want to vent about something?? We love to vent!
Reply here and let me know about any issues or stories you’d like us to discuss. We’ll give you our take and probably get fired up about it. And of course, you’ll be given a pseudonym. :)
Until next week,