Thursday, October 20, 2016
Podcasting On Dating, Relationships, and Love
All this time, I thought I was only interested in writing... blogging... communicating online. So when I was invited to be interviewed on DRL Dating, Relationships, and Love with Tennesha Wood, I hesitated.
I thought, What can I possibly say to a young, single mother that I didn't already write in a blog post?
And... What if I don't have anything to say? What if I suck at this whole 'talking-it-out' thing?
And when Tennesha told me that she doesn't provide guests with questions in advance, I was thisclose to canceling.
But I stopped myself from sabotaging myself, I got out of my own way, I acknowledged my fears and insecurities... And I did it anyway.
And you know what?
It was so much fun!
Over amaretto sours, Tennesha and I chatted about so much! How I thought I was at the top of my game at 22 having graduated from Columbia, landed a job, and lived in a hip Brooklyn neighborhood. (Man... 22-year-olds think they know e'rything! I didn't know nothing!) How I got pregnant and hit rock bottom. But most importantly, how I picked up the pieces, started dating as a single mother, and became known as Mommy Delicious.
I also talked about a few things that I've never shared here before, like how I found out Aiden's other parent was cheating on me (hint: Myspace was involved) and I dropped a few gems as well about how to maintain your sanity and sense of self as a single momma tryna find her own way and raise healthy babies.
Turns out, I don't only like writing and blogging on the Internets. I like talking too! And I don't suck at it. At all.
Check out Dear Mama, the latest podcast on DRL Dating, Relationships, and Love with Tennesha Wood featuring yours truly! You will laugh, you might get angry (in solidarity with ya girl!), and you will feel inspired.
Oh, and tell a friend to tell a friend!