Deep apologies for my absence.
I’ve been knee deep in assessments at TAFE and I’m slowly climbing to the surface.
There’s also an exciting element to all these assessments, and that was preparing a pitch to the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
If you don’t know what a pitch is, basically it entails an entrant to provide a varied degree of resources and information, proposing some sort of story/idea.
In the journalist world, if you were writing you would be pitching to your editor about a story you wanted to write and why it was worth it. In this day and age, the turn around is huge. All dependent on who you work for of course.
My turn, involved a snippet of my newly named podcast, Own Up.
Much like the Anonymous Confessions, the idea still exists.
Without giving too much away it requires anonymous members of society to reveal something off their chest in to create a podcast.
I’m excited because this was a huge step for me.
You can sense my excitement by the tone I used to count down, the moment I pressed send.
This would have been at least something that has painstakingly taken me 2 months to process and finalise.
As a partial perfectionist it was never easy. Especially when each teacher I would get an opinion from would have such a varied answer to any query.
In fact, that’s one thing I’ve struggled with.
Accepting the fact that no matter what I create, someone can critic it and say it needs to be fixed. While someone else could focus on a completely different aspect of it.
I feel like I’ve got a long way to go but this is just the beginning for my career.
One that I finally feel like is aiming towards something that I can create and really master.
I’ll know whether ABC are interested around early December and if they will take it further.
If not that’s okay, and doesn’t mean I can’t do my own thing anyway.