This last week has been a whirlwind.
Sometimes life throws just the most awesome and terrifying lemons at you.
Last Monday, a long-time fan of my blog who happens to know the area in which I reside, suggested on Twitter that I date Ben, a local radio host. Why? - I will never know. I joked back about being nearby (I will not confirm or deny that I may commonly be within walking distance of said radio studio), and the co-host of the show started interacting with me, agreeing that I should meet Ben. I laughed it off and went about my day, brushing it off.
The next morning, I woke up to a message from the co-host:
“Can I meet you today?” (And he specified a location, but not important to the story..)
“Sure.. I’ll be the one with 7 cats.”
“I’ll be the guy with my face.”
I can count on one hand how many times I have been legitimately nervous in my entire life. I’ve added a finger in the last week. I don’t have a solid reason why I was nervous, I’ve met plenty of near-strangers before. I think it was more because I had no idea why a local radio host would want to meet me.
I went to the specified place at the specified time, and met Jack. He told me about their morning show, and essentially asked me what I thought about coming on the show and talking about my blog. While part of me inside screamed “HECK YES!” (I mean, my “About Me” says I’m up for radio spots..) another part of me became sick to my stomach. Doing this would mean giving up a little piece of my anonymity (location, specifically) – and would require me to present my blog to people in my life that I know listen to that station.
The cat’s out of the bag – I’m in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Twin Cities metro. (Dontcha know?)
Friday morning, I presented my 5 “Don’t for Dudes” on Up And At ‘Em with Jack and Ben, with a surprise ending. (I may or may not be asked out.. you’ll have to listen to find out.. and listen this upcoming Friday to hear how it went!)
I think sometimes nerves are a sign that something big is going to happen. Maybe not.. but if nothing else, it’s a great story to add to the collection.
Sometimes, instead of throwing life’s lemons back, you need to attempt to put some vodka in those suckers. Take a chance — Life’s much more fun that way.