129: The whole point of The Creative Impostor (time for a shift)
"I don't want to be interacting with people on a day-to-day basis and have them feeling like, 'Andrea...she's just really collapsed.' That's terrible. That's not the energy that I want to be putting out into the world. That's not how I want to be perceived. And it's definitely not how I think of myself." ~Andrea Klunder I don't know about you, but at this moment, at the end of March 2021, moving into April I am feeling like it is time for a shift. That makes sense. It's springtime in the Midwest. It's about those green little plants that are popping up out of the earth. It's about opening the windows for the first time in ages and doing some spring cleaning, clearing the dust. And WHOA, has it been one long winter! I'm going to go ahead and categorize summer 2020 as winter, spring 2020 as winter. It was all winter, as far as I was concerned, for, you know, pandemic reasons. And I decided to do a little spring cleaning for my VOICE with a voice lesson -- coaching session actually -- but I have not had a voice lesson in more than 10 years and this opened up a bunch of cans of worms (ew!) -- about health, recovering from trauma, fears about aging, identity, the way people perceive me, and the stories we tell ourselves. Thank you to Davin Youngs for the session and the insights! (Meet Davin in episode 082.) Now as we move into this shift together... What is challenging or confronting you in your creative life and work? What are you exploring? What questions are you asking? What do you want to talk about or hear about on the show? Email me your thoughts and requests, share your own experiences, ask some questions. You can send a regular old email, or attach a voice memo. AND/OR join The Creative Impostor Collective on Mighty Networks to attend our Community Zooms and we can talk about it there. It's free to join! *** Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/129 *** JOIN THE COMMUNITY I've have TWO opportunities for you! Join The Creative Impostor Collective for free on Mighty Networks! Subscribe on Patreon to the Craft & Culture private podcast to follow along my next voice journey. I'm sharing more behind the scenes reflections on the various Podcast Envy and Creative Impostor interview episodes and more of my personal story, in the hopes that it helps you to realize that you are not alone on this creative path and inspires some idea in your creative life and work. You'll be helping to support the show (and me!) in exchange for bonus content. You choose your monthly support level of $3, $9, or $27/month. Connect with Andrea Email or Voice firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @thecreativeimpostor LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you’re a Creative Impostor listener.) Show some love for The Creative Impostor! I would LOVE if you could leave me a short & sweet review: http://www.ratethispodcast.com/creative. Send me a screenshot and I might even read it on a future episode. Get your books from somewhere OTHER than Amazon. Bookshop.org is a B-Corp - a corporation dedicated to the public good — online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. When you order from Bookshop, through my link, 10% of your purchase goes to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores and 10% comes to The Creative Impostor studios through their affiliate program. Grow your own online community using Mighty Networks! It's where we host The Creative Impostor Collective and when you create your own group with the Business or Community plan, we receive a thank you bonus from them for referring you.