Hey everybody, welcome back to the show. I’ve got a great episode, but first want to just tell you a little bit about this past year. I know it’s been a while since I had an episode released. I appreciate your patience. I have been a little busy. I’m currently sitting here with my two-month old son in my arms, so as you might imagine I’ve been very pregnant this past year. Although it’s been crazy, it’s been the most rewarding year yet. I never pictured this for 2019, but here we are. Now it’s 2020 and life has changed but it’s all good.
I wanted to kick off this year really strong with a bit of inspiration for you all. I sat down with Anthony Iracki who joined us back in 2018 on episode four. It was one of our most popular episodes on the Becky Talks Parks podcast, so I wanted to invite him back and actually sit down with him for several episodes this season. I wanted to talk about some of the challenges that we go through as young professionals in parks and recreation. I love this field. I love his career path. But it’s not always easy.
So we’re going to be talking about the ups and downs of being a young professional and developing your confidence. This season, we’ll be talking about supervising others, presenting at conferences, finding your voice. Today, we actually talked about this past year in 2019 – the things that we enjoyed doing and things that we maybe wasted our time on. We also talked about how we wanted to see 2020 look. I think that some of the reflective questions that we ask you can ask yourself too. And we really want you to participate in this conversation too.
This podcast is really a sounding board for young professionals to think about their career path, and remind you that there are others who are striving forward and who want to make a difference and who want to have a big impact in their community. We’re here for you, just reminding you that there are other people just like you who are really excited about their job, although it’s not always easy. Sometimes we get burnt out and lose our passion, it’s natural. We can’t always show up every day and love 100% of our job. But we do have that overall purpose… our Why. That’s what makes it a little bit easier to wake up every morning and try our best. So, with that being said… let’s jump into the episode!
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