I was recently interviewed by fellow nomad Britany Felix for her awesome podcast Living Unconventionally. I was in the middle of my Japan trip, experiencing an epic cold and negotiating emotions about a recent traumatic experience in my community. I pride myself on being resilient and so instead of putting off the interview, I decided to go with it and lean into my imperfect conditions. Just like my recent speaking engagement at the Digital Nomad Summit, I put my whole self out there; I didn’t over think what I was going to say, I just let the conversation flow in an authentic and imperfect way. That seems to be my style. I am starting to think I would make a terrible actor or celebrity as I can’t seem to hold anything back. I will tell you this, though, it feels fucking awesome. There is something so ridiculously freeing about being yourself and taking off that mask so many people wear. Is it embarrassing – hell yes! Is it scary – absolutely! Will some people hate it – you bet! Does it sometimes backfire – Yes! Does it bring me joy anyway- without a doubt!
I love talking about the nomad community and nomad values and can even admit a bit of an obsession. I remember this feeling when I first got into sustainable seafood and fisheries – I wanted to know everything and learn as much as possible. And the more I find out the more I want to talk about it and ask the questions – any question, all the questions. I am so grateful that Britany let me ramble in a classic Emma way and still thought it was inspiring and refreshing. I believe everything I say in the podcast with all my heart and after listening to it think I only put my foot in my mouth once – not too bad!
So here is my first podcast interview as Emma the Nomad – you will cringe, you will nod your head, you will laugh and you may not make it to the end.
*****Language warning. I use the F-word and other swear words in the podcast.
Part 1 (55 mins)
Part 2 (43 mins)