Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Together Show
Last January, Tim and I were asked by our good friend Erik if we'd be guests on his new podcast, the Together Show. I'll admit, we were extremely [EXTREMELY] apprehensive about getting personal on the internet, but truth be told... we were really sold on the idea of the show.
You see, Erik is a former divorce lawyer. Like, the first time I met him, the conversation turned to the importance of thoroughly discussing each and every financial detail of our future before we got married because most people just don't ever bring up money until they're well into their marriage and it's a problem in one way or another, and voila -- divorce. (Yikes!) He also was wearing a suit. Real lawyer-y stuff.
Over time, Erik realized that he was sick of watching relationships fall apart and instead wanted to focus on why people decide to stay together. Anyone in a relationship knows that it's actually work. My belief is that "work" isn't a bad thing at all, even though the word has negative connotations like "Monday morning" and "cubicle". To me, work means commitment. Work IS love.
It was really cool to watch Erik's journey and, like I mentioned, it was seriously scary to agree to such a public-yet-vulnerable interview. (And vulnerability man. It's tough.) But at the end of the day, I'm so grateful to be a part of Together. Sure, it was a little bit intimidating to speak into a microphone about the most important part of my life for a few hours, but I have connected with so many people because of it. When you get a look into other relationships, it can make you feel less alone. You might discover that challenges you and your partner have been facing aren't odd at all, but quite common. (Or, my favorite part of the podcast -- that in an age of social media perfection, you're reminded that we're all human. Perfection is actually just a VSCO filter.)
ANYWAY. If you've ever wanted a very personal look into my life, you can tune in here. (And if you loved it, catch Part 2 here.)
If our podcast sparks any questions at all, leave them in the comments below. I'm an open book and would love to chat!
Also, please SUBSCRIBE to Together and tell everyone you know about it. I really believe in the mission and can't wait to see this passion project grow.