TFG1Mike 365 2023 Day 3
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Creative Burn Out!!
Hello all and welcome back to TFG1Mike 365! It’s Day 3 of 2023!!! New Year brings new hopes and dreams to all of us I think. In case you haven’t read any of my blogs before, you can find all the blogs over at FROM THE DESK OF TFG1Mike! Normally my goal with this series is to wake up each new day, and find something on the internet, or in real life to write about. It’s already day 3 of 2022, and my burn out levels are on high. Not because of this project, but because of everything else I’ve been doing, and have done over the last two years.
Normally I don’t get burnt out creatively, but right now I’m exhausted! I have yet to find the balance of where I was 2 years ago…. In 2021 when Karen was alive, we had this Sympatico way of life. She would work, I would work on the podcasting and all that, and then we’d have time together etc etc, but with her gone, my anchor has been lost. Plus I moved across the country in 2022 from WA to IN! So yeah even though I’m doing things with the podcasting, and I enjoy it for the most part, my energy reserves are beyond an empty tank of gas.
I’m not sure how to deal with this, how do you deal with drained energy? How do you deal with having a feeling of not caring about being creative anymore? I’ve always said I do the podcasting thing for me and the friends that I do it with, but I often wonder who listens to me drone on about stuff? Don’t misunderstand, I know there are a lot of listeners out there, and over the 15 years of me doing this, and the 13 years of the network (almost 14)… that people have and still listen to the content that The GCRN produces, but often I wonder which shows are they listening to, and do they feel that we do a good job at this whole podcasting thing? And I THANK ALL THE LISTENERS THAT HAVE INTERACTED WITH ME over the years!!!!! LOVE Y’ALL!!!!
I love the recordings, because it’s my friends and I talking about things we like to talk about. Or it’s me “interviewing” other geeks about many different things. From toy collecting, to cartoon habits, podcast listening and producing, comics, and more! Those are The GCRN Origins! And that’s where my podcasting is at this point. At least when it’s just me and others I’m interviewing. The records with Steve, Kevin, Michael, Dan, and all the others I do reviews or topical talk shows with are always special, and they are where I started, but right before the pandemic, a switch in my brain flipped…. I needed to do something else with podcasting. To get those creative juices flowing again!
Right now though at this moment I’m so beyond burnt out, from one end of the microphone and headphones to the other, I’m ready for retirement! (NO I’m not retiring from Podcasting)… I’m still barely getting started with the ideas I have, as well as the rest of The GCRN crew. What I need to do is find the balance, or slow down a bit.
I’m actually working on that slow down by creating a more expansive recording schedule for myself. Right now though, I’m burnt out, and I need some sleep. Gnite Everybody!
Join me tomorrow morning January 4, 2023 as I’ll be writing about Podcasting, I’m in No Rush!