Episode 157: New Beginnings

In this episode of Thanks for Sharing, Utah therapist Jackie Pack talks about the difficulty of starting over and the importance of allowing ourselves to try new things and to step out of our comfort zone.

TRANSCRIPT: New Beginnings

Hi everyone, welcome to Thanks for Sharing. I’m your host, Jackie Pack. So it’s been a little while since I’ve recorded some podcasts, and I have to say during the break that I took during the holidays, I didn’t just completely forget about my work and do nothing. I was working on several outlines and scripts and doing some stuff to prepare for podcasts in January, and I had a Word document on my computer, and anybody who knows me knows that I kind of have this love/hate relationship with technology, and really I love technology and technology doesn’t really love me back is how I describe it. So I had this document that I had been working on, and I don’t know what happened to it. It just disappeared. I had it minimized because I had been working on it at work. I didn’t shut down my computer, I took my computer home, helped my daughter on a project, and then went to go back to my project and maybe start recording some podcasts, and oh I don’t know, get ahead of the game, and it was gone and it really deflated me, so I thought okay, not a problem, like I can come back from this. I can get back in the zone. I can remember what I was working on, and what I would find is I would sit in front of my laptop at a blank Word document, and I didn’t even know what I was doing, and so one of the things that I often say is when you find yourself stuck or when you’re in a funk, get curious. So I started getting curious and like, what is this? I’ve been recording podcasts on a fairly regular basis for a long time. Why am I having such a struggle doing this? So I lost some outlines and some scripts and the ideas that I had been working on and putting together. What is this about?

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