--- FALL ---
It has got to be one of God's most beautiful gifts. I was relishing the sights and sounds of the season as I munched on my Starbucks Sugar Skull and Pumpkin cookies. Besides the good food and the beautiful colors, there is so much festivity to Fall. It is the celebration of life itself it seems. And, there is so much to show and tell.
I have been putting off free-writing for a very, very long time. And by putting it off I mean I have been avoiding looking at my computer, clicking on 'New Post' and typing something - anything but recipes and fixed-format posts -, and I have been keeping myself over-occupied in the kitchen to avoid the subject. 2016 has been my #Almost30 year and one of my biggest personal goal is to restart my vlogs. Each one of us should be able to get our voice out and heard - in some way or the other. Often, there is no good listening ear at the other end, in person, so you need to find your medium. In 2010 I started my Radio-TV - as I called them - weekly vlogs. Now, I am not the cyberspace's camera-friendly video blogger, so I used to do voice overs. My friends loved the entire deal, and I loved the energy I used to get from recording them. And then - gradually - life happened and I stopped doing those!
Basically, the number one reason was not being able to find the privacy (or the time to retire to a private place) to record a voice over. I was home alone for 3 months (during the days, o'course) in 2010 and that is when the Radio-TV happened. Now, I do not have a soundproof studio room like the fancy shmancy vloggers. My bedroom in the condo that we used to live in was almost sound proof because nobody used to be around during the day. My study room / home office now in the mansion of a house we live in now is as public as a fish market (minus the stink) and there is no way I can pull off my RJ voice there! And no, there are no soundproof spots in this villa. I mean, when Gubbster (my niece) is not around the place has an ambiance of a cemetery (minus the cawing ravens), but I cannot really sit down anywhere and go "This is Abbie's Radio-TV!".
In a month's time - almost - I am turning 30 and that is a big deal for me on my planet. I figured it is the perfect milestone to get my voice out again. It is now or never! - Bon Jovi serious! - And I have found the perfect recording studio which would have zero noise. The ARROW! --- No, not the Stephen Amell Green Hood Arrow, but my super hot SUV --- her name is ARROW and she is a she! I am going to sit in the driving seat in my garage and record the voice over. O'course during Fall and Winter this would be smooth. But it would be "Houston we have a problem!" in the summers when the temperatures shoot up crazy. I would have to sit in there and sweat it out then.