Dying With Laughter
Sickboy Podcast has changed my life...
I was scoping out my calendar to see how long it's been since this all started. 20 weeks ago Brian, Taylor and I sat down and recorded the very first episode of Sickboy Podcast. We had no idea what the hell we were getting ourselves into. We just wanted to record a conversation, a conversation where I shared what it's been like to live with CF. We laughed about things like, "the perks" of CF, the consistency of my semen and having sexy nurses stick tubes in my bum. Fast forward a few weeks, I throw down a blog post to tell friends and family what we are up to. The blog post went viral and the support started flooding in. This was when we realized how immense and important Sickboy really was. We are now 10 episodes in and things have not slowed down. Crazy coverage in the press, huge love and support from listeners all over the world and currently over 50 guests lined up to share their story!
This week our episode dives into mortality. Knowing that CF has drastically shortened my life expectancy, this is one of those things that I've had plenty of time to meditate on. I'm okay with death. In fact I've lived with this notion of a young death for so long that I don't really want to grow old. I'm comfortable with the idea of a short and sweet life. Having said that, last week we had an interview with a radio station. One of the questions asked to Brian and Taylor was "What will happen to the podcast if Jeremie dies?" This question got me thinking. It reminded me of our episode with Layton. A good portion of his episode touched on the legacy Layton is leaving behind for his son Finn. Not money or belongings, but something that Finn will be able to remember him by, something that will make a difference in his life. Now, I don't have a kid, never will... and I feel like this is one of the many reasons I've never really thought about what my legacy would look like. But now I'm realizing that I do have a legacy. I've been working on it for the past 20 weeks. I'll continue to work on it until the day I die. My legacy isn't for the kid I don't have, it's for the world. Jesus that sounds cheesy, but hey... I'm speaking truth. I want these conversations between Brian, Taylor and I to change how we interact with one another as a species. I want these conversations to shift our perspective on what it means to live and to die. I want Sickboy to make a difference.
Sickboy Podcast has changed my life, I hope it changes yours too.
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