About 18 months ago I mentioned to Ben I’d be keen to start a podcast that talked about slow living. Maybe it would just be me, maybe it would feature interviews, maybe it would be interesting to a few people. So I made some recordings, interviewed some very kind people, Ben edited them together and we were on our way.
Fast forward to now, and never in a million years would I have imagined the ways our little podcast could have changed our lives. Not only does life look different because we’re now self-employed, but it’s slower and kinder and more intentional all-round. We’ve made massive shifts in how we live (yoga, meditation, mindful living, more sleep, less time on screens, more family time, more adventure, more kindness, less stuff, less stress, less clutter) and continue to take small steps every day towards a life closely aligned with our Why.
All from saying yes to an off the cuff, out of the blue idea to start a podcast.
Before we jump in to today’s extra special hosts-only century celebration spectacular, I just wanted to say thank you to you for being here. Thank you for listening and engaging and trying things along side us. Thank you for your questions and your guest suggestions. Thank you for the inside jokes and the beautiful emails I get every day. Thank you for accepting our weirdness and being OK (for the most part) with the slow way we speak and the silly ways we banter. It’s an absolute privilege to share a little slice of your week, and I’m insanely thankful for you.
With that in mind, today’s episode is a really fun one. We opened up an AMA (ask me anything) on Facebook last week and got some cracking good questions. Today we talk about TV and books, the things we miss about pre-slow life (Ben has a surprising answer to this one and it’s really got me thinking) and where we would spend 24 child-free hours anywhere in the world. We also share some of our favourite music, areas of life that challenge us to live slow and the utterly boring story of how Ben and I met.
It’s a celebration of the past 100 episodes, peppered with lots of chat about slowing down – including a particular issue that’s been sitting not quite right with me for months, related to the difference between having a fast-paced job and living a fast-paced life. I feel like there might be a full episode in there somewhere…
In the meantime though, enjoy this extra special 100th episode of the poggie! Much love. xx