It’s launch day! Best of Both Worlds, the podcast, is up on iTunes and available for a listen. With my co-host, Sarah Hart-Unger, I discuss work, family, and how to get more out of life. We currently have 3 episodes available; we’re recording more today and they’ll start coming out weekly after this.
The first week of a podcast’s life is critical for getting it noticed. So thank you so much for giving it a listen, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and sharing with friends! I really appreciate it. (And if you have a question for a future episode, or a topic idea, please feel free to share it in the comments! I’m always looking for recommendations of other podcasts to listen to as well. I’m currently listening to Happier, Another Mother Runner, #Amwriting, and What Should I Read Next).
In other news: Monday was a long day. Much back and forth on podcast launch, all of it done from the road. I got up at 5:50 a.m., and ran outside (G, nanny, was staying over). I got ready and left the house at 7:15 a.m., drove to the airport, and flew to Chicago. I read some of IQ84, which I am working through, and the entirety of a book I’m reviewing professionally (over the day — not all on the flight there). In Chicago, I had 2 hours to kill before I had to be at my event, so I went to the Art Institute! That was a fun little adventure. I looked at the miniature rooms (which I adore) plus some photos, artsy paperweights, and famous paintings. Then I walked to my venue, getting in a lot of people watching along the way. Everyone was trying to see the eclipse! I saw some of it, but Chicago was cloudy. It did get a little darker, like there was a storm coming, though there wasn’t. I spoke to my audience, and then went back to O’Hare. My flight was on time this time (yay!) but at the gate next to me a flight was canceled after everyone had boarded. I saw one young mom with a baby and a 3-year-old hauling them off, and she was trying so hard to be cheerful at 9 p.m. “We’re going to a hotel!” she said in a very strained voice. “It’s going to be such an adventure!” Oh was I grateful to be going home — I got in my bed at 1:30 a.m. — and I was grateful to be flying by myself.
In other, other news: Two of my kids built a huge fort in the basement, and they have slept in it for two nights now. I was somewhat surprised, but it looks pretty cozy. Summer fun!
Photos: podcast graphic, paperweight at the Art Institute, eclipse watching crowds in Millennium park