When I opened my account at Micro.blog a little over a year ago, I didn’t know about Micro Monday. It didn’t take long for it to show up in the Discover section, but I was never a fan of podcasts until then. A little later, however, I thought to myself: There must be something to it! The platform here is too good, give it a try. And lo and behold, I got hooked. I liked getting to know the people a little better. @jean does a great job interviewing them. Or rather, just talking to them. And you can feel that too. It’s a great personal conversation that you enjoy listening to.
The last Micro Mondays then grabbed me a lot, as it was about people with whom I already exchanged a lot in writing. And I thought to myself: Wow, somehow it would be great if I could also talk to Jean.
So I was all the more delighted when I found Jean’s invitation in my inbox. I felt honored, I was happy, I really wanted to do this. But how do I find the time for it in all my daily chaos? Alright, it wasn’t about that hour conversation. It was more about: when do I have my head reasonably clear. And that was the difficulty. But somehow I found an appointment.
I didn’t prepare myself. Instead, the following went through my head: Oh my, what have you done? You are speaking in English. Yes, somehow you can, but not perfectly. You don’t have a Deepl to translate when you can’t think of something. PANIC!
In the end, it turned out to be far less problematic than I first thought. All my worries were quickly forgotten. We just talked. Yes, I was nervous. Yes, some sentences may sound a bit funny or bumpy. But my God, at the end of the day, that’s me right now. In all my stress that I am currently managing. This is me. You hear that.
And it felt so good to just say these things and not always just tap them into the web via keyboard. Especially since Jean is simply an angel. I would trust her with all my secrets. Well, almost all of them. 😉
You know, in the conversation, even apart from what you can hear, we came to the fact that Jean gets a rejection from some. I didn’t think about that at first. But then it became clear to me. There might be worries like mine that you could talk nonsense, that the language could be a problem. All unjustified. Basically, you’re talking to a friend. And so I can only motivate anyone who receives an invitation to meet this friend in person.