S2 Episode 6
It's me, Jill - Fear and loathing

It’s me, Jill, I’m recording the podcast again. I thought what way to start back than just with me. Have you ever felt like everyone else has got their suit pants pressed and you’re still figuring out the button up? Yup, me too. But, why? And, why do we put so much pressure on ourselves?

On a whim, I sat down with the mic and recorded a podcast. It made me realise how much I missed it. I’m going to commit to myself every week, one podcast. Whether it’s with a really exciting guest, myself or a cup of tea, I’m on it (I’m also pretty sure I’ve said that before and failed, too).

I’ve had a bubbling desire to talk about two things, guilt and failure. I’ve been feeling guilty for failing recently. Failing at work, life, being friends, being a partner. I’m struck by the number of people who feel the same. Although, why should it be surprising? It’s like we’ve all got our dirty little secret. This perpetual personification of being perfect is tiring and worrisome. People asking, ‘how do you do it all?’

You won’t get any tips or tricks from me tonight, just the white-hot truth that I stink at making it all work and doing it all. I fail, all the time.

So, let us continue as we mean to go on and normalise failure. Take the pressure off and figure out that we’re all evolving, changing and in order to do so, we must fail. You are under no obligation to get this right the first time around.

 



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