I’m excited and delighted to announce that a new season of the Women Living Well After 50 podcast is coming soon. Last year in August, I had to press the pause button on the Podcast due to ill health. I was pleasantly surprised since that time, to see that the interest in the podcast continued despite no new episodes being published.
Like all things, when you haven’t done something for a while, you can feel a little overwhelmed or frightened at the thought of starting again. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to continue the podcast or not and I had lost my confidence in my ability as an interviewer. We all have self-doubt at times and second guess ourselves, don’t we?
The Freedom to Change my Mind or Direction
Over the holiday season I was mulling over the podcast and still couldn’t make a decision. During January, I was thinking about what I wanted to do this year. My WOTY is Freedom and I want to explore this guiding word during 2024. Pondering my WOTY, it came to my mind that I have the FREEDOM to decide and the power to control what I want and what I don’t want in my life. It is up to me.
With the thought of Freedom of decisions, I asked myself the same question I had asked way back over 3 years ago when I pressed the GO LIVE button for my very first episode –
What is the worst that can happen?
Freedom means I can decide to do something but if it isn’t working for me I have the Freedom to change my mind or the direction I’m taking.Sue Loncaric, Women Living Well After 50
Season 7 Women Living Well After 50 Podcast
Over the last week, I have restarted interviews with wonderful women who have a story to share. Women who are living well and enjoying life after 50.
It was like riding a bike doing the interviews. I hadn’t done them for quite some time but fell easily back into the role of interviewer and was reminded of how much I enjoy this role and how much joy the podcast brings to me.
It’s great to be back!
For Season 7 there will be some changes hence the title The Freedom to change my mind or direction. I will be publishing a new podcast episode FORTNIGHTLY rather than weekly as I did in the past. This gives me the FREEDOM to conduct interviews in a more relaxed way rather than trying to schedule several interviews in a short space of time.
The schedule will take the pressure off the ‘behind-the-scenes’ work – setting up and conducting interviews via Zoom, navigating time zone differences when interviewing overseas guests, editing post interview and creating cover images, uploading to Buzzsprout the podcast platform I use, producing a video version for YouTube along with writing a blog post and social media promotion.
The first episode of Season 7 will air on Monday 12th February at 6am Brisbane time.
While you are waiting perhaps you might like to revisit some of the previous seasons’ episodes. There are quite a few to select from. You can find them HERE
Would you like to be a guest?
Each week, I am contacted by women or their agents wanting to be considered for an episode on the WLWA50 Podcast. I don’t accept all requests as I want the episodes to be interesting and in line with my values and philosophies for living well after 50. Some of the guests use the podcast as a platform to share their passion or their services and I’m happy to promote and help women who want to inspire and encourage others.
Going forward I will still accept these guests but I also want to interview women who have a story but are not looking to promote their business or book or whatever. I want to highlight that we all have an interesting story and can be an inspiration to others just by living our life in our way.
If you feel you have a story or experience you would like to share with others, please contact me and we can discuss.
Equally, if you are a listener and have some ideas of the topics you would like me to cover then please contact me with your thoughts.
Looking forward to bringing new episodes and inspiration to you through the Podcast.