My first podcast episode was ambitious. I wanted to record it while attending my first Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. However, I had never recorded a podcast. I quickly realized that I did not know what I was doing.
The most important thing to remember about trying something new is the first step. Likewise, opening a door to a new possibility was a terrifying suggestion. It sounded like a guaranteed way to fail.
It’s important to remember value of the first anything. This includes the first step. The first step is not about firm footing or starting off on the right foot.
The first step is a beginning. In some cases it might look like a stumble. In others it will be an absolute fall.
Whether you stumble or sprint, that first step is a direction. It is leading somewhere. It can feel dizzying, but that doesn’t it will stop, it only means you have to find your footing.
It should be pointed out that mistakes were made. You can hear them for yourself in the episode. But that doesn’t take away from the experience.
Lessons were learned. First is that it is important to have a plan. Even if you don’t have a plan, there should be a goal.
Recordings can last forever. Memories were forged at the moment. There were so many that I hoped I was capturing. Later, I would discover how many times I was successful and the heartbreak of not capturing a powerful piece of history.
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