I started listening to This American Life my final year of grad school. I was lonely, basically going to class two days a week and driving home to Chicago the other 5. I would listen to the podcasts on the (seemingly long) boring drive.
Once I started working full time after I graduated, I stopped listening. Not for lack of interest. I was adjusting to working, adjusting to new friends, adjusting to breaking up with the boyfriend who suggested I started listening. Etc…
I started listening again today. I remembered how much I liked it I also remembered how heart-wrenching it can be, and how thought-provoking it is.
Here’s to many more!