As I’m sure you’ve noticed, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on this site. If I’m being completely honest: I was totally uninspired and bored. I wasn’t in love with the layout, my content…ANYTHING. So, I put it off to the side and ignored it along with all of the other problems I had piling up.
A few weeks ago, I was looking at my credit card statement and noticed I was still paying for a subscription to Audible. I had signed up for it months ago and had downloaded a book, just to check out the experience. I didn’t hate it, but much like everything else, I became distracted and didn’t use it again. Trying to cancel my subscription, I found I couldn’t do it from the app (annoying). I logged on my Amazon account and was just about to pull the trigger when I noticed I had 4 credits for books just sitting there. Never one to pass up a deal, I decided I would download 4 books and give them a listen. If at the end I was uninspired by the audio experience, I would cancel. Easy.Confession: I downloaded self-help books. Why? Well, the first book I had my ‘trial’ with was called Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop. At the time I downloaded it, I was sitting in a Firestone waiting to get my tires replaced, slowly calculating how much money the whole adventure was going to cost me. Staring at social media feed for hours on end would have put me over the edge and that’s when I got the idea of an audio book. When I logged on, this book was one of the top recommended. The title made me laugh, and I said fuck it! I finished the book over the next few days, listening mostly on my commute to work. I liked the style and pulled some good insights from it. Because of that book, Audible now recommended every and all profanity-laced titles with claims of helping me get my shit together. Well…it worked. I downloaded The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson and You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero. Guess what? They fucking WORKED.
Since listening to both books, I’ve taken on a whole new attitude. I am responsible for everything that happens to me. I am responsible for making things happen or not happen. Life is about taking risks and allowing failure. I’m putting good energy forward. Since doing that, here’s a few things that have happened: I was asked and I accepted an offer to headline a comedy show (a first!), my favorite pizza restaurant asked to use one of my pictures on their Instagram account, which gave me an in on getting a contact for sponsoring the podcast. I’m also meeting with another local social media power user for a potential new project. Things are looking up!
Why am I telling you all of this? Because it made me realize it’s time for some serious change. No more excuses and no more bullshit. The first thing on my agenda? Give Funny Broad a fucking makeover and fall in love again.
You (hopefully) noticed a completely revamped site layout and cleaned up a lot of things. I’m super happy with this look and feel. It’s sleek, clean, and easy, just like me. I’ve got really big plans for the near future.
I have a vision for what I want Funny Broad to be and I’m going to DO IT. My passion is back and my head is racing with so many awesome ideas. This site will be used to highlight comedy, the comedy scene (local and national), helpful articles, guest takeovers, and all sorts of fun stuff! I’m super excited and I think you will be too.
Thanks to everyone who’s stuck with me. I couldn’t do it without you.