Hello from my side of the mic!
I’m John and thank you for pushing the play button (that’s if you pushed it).
If this is your first time here, don’t worry! You’re in good company, friend. And if you’ve been with me for a while, “Thank You” for always checking in on the site. It’s nice to comeback here and surround myself with creatives and life adventurers from all parts of the world!
As with any update entry, here’s what I’ve been up to and what’s coming.
If you’ve been keeping up with my adventures, I recently moved back to my childhood home on the island of Guam. After almost 4 months, and a few extra pounds, I am once again traveling back to Ohio.
This is one of the many perks I love about what I do—more on that later.
Due to my ex’s schedule for the upcoming months and possibly into next year, we decided that it would be in Kai’s best interest for me to go back and hold down the fort for a while. After my parents and I talked about it (mainly about their child leaving the island for another decade or so…again), they fully support my responsibilities as a dad and how important it is to their grandson.
It was fun to forget about being an adult for a while and enjoying what the island has to offer.
Warm weather, even on rainy days.
FOOD! Well, you kind of figured that one out!
Just in case you’re a cat fanatic like I am, the Pride is doing well!
Mama Paws has acclimated to life indoors and helps keep her kids in check when they get a little too excited. There were a few times where I catch her acting like a kitten and it’s so heart-warming, you know? A stray who survived outdoors doing what she can to provide for her litter finally has a home to call her own with so many people to love her and her kids. It hits pretty close to home with us doing what we can in our day to day lives.
Speaking of kittens…
Silver…he’s still adventurous as he was when I first saw him. Of the three of them, he’s the one that gets in the most trouble. From getting locked in a room he snuck into to hanging upside down on a curtain, he keeps us on our toes with his antics. I love it!
Diva is still a bit skittish but loves meal and snack times! OH! So last Wednesday, right, she was sad that her brothers didn’t want to play with her. Being a big softy, I stopped reading my tablet in the middle of a LitRPG and downloaded a cat game—just to see what would happen. She absolutely loved it! I was able to take a few pictures and a video of her just having a BLAST!
And finally, Tiger. He’s the biggest one of the batch. If I didn’t have four cats back in Ohio, I would’ve definitely packed him up and take him with me. He used to be a big cry baby, meowing everywhere, but now he stops and thinks. You can tell he’s thinking about something because he scrunches his nose. After so many failed attempts of trying to get a picture of him “scrunching”, I still have hope I’ll snap a shot before I leave.
Work has been pretty steady. I am currently working on an eLearning course and auditioning for roles outside of my comfort zone when time permits like animations, audio dramas, and videogames—more character work.
One thing that I know that I’ll be tackling when I get back to Ohio is upgrading my recording space. I can’t wait to share some pics with you, the before and after.
There was a project a couple of weeks ago that I did and is by far my favorite one I’ve done throughout my 3 years of doing Voiceover.
The request was very simple,
“I’d like someone to read/record what I wrote but I’m embarrassed about it…please don’t laugh or make fun of me.”
I was just as confused as you are after reading that.
So, I messaged the person and they were so hesitant about sharing what they wrote. Eventually, they shared it and said if I don’t want to read it then I don’t have to if it’s too cringey. All I wrote back was, “Give me a couple of minutes 😊”
It was a poem about self-empowerment. The fact that it was their first time ever writing something like it was what they were embarrassed about. After recording it and polishing it up, I sent it and the message I got back is why I love doing what I do.
“😭 It sounds great and I am grateful that someone took the time to do this for me. Thank you!”
For as simple as this was, it taught me two important things:
- Someone in this world wants to read what you write and
- Someone in this world wants to hear you
Again, by far my favorite project I have ever done.
Well friend, that’s all I got! Thanks again for hanging out with me!
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Anyway, I hope you have a great day and a great week ahead.