Has there ever been a better time to decide what our lives should look like? We are emerging from a once-in-a-century cataclysm where our lives were upended, our communities remade and our priorities readjusted. Now as the call to return to “normal” grows more insistent, we get to ask the question: what does “normal” look like? Did the old normal serve me? What do I want my new normal to be? And what will that mean for my career, my community, and my family? These are the fundamental questions to building our lives – and now, rebuilding them. As a therapist and coach, Shoshanna Hecht has been wrestling with these very questions in her practice – and now, on this podcast. With guests from all walks of life including media, culture, politics, tech, business & activism, Shoshanna examines the overlap of our goals, relationships, boundaries and priorities, and how we can navigate them all with self-awareness and intention. What do we want our lives to look like? Welcome to Your New Life Blend.
What if you could get a do-over and try out the Dream Job that got away? Not a side hustle, not a lateral move – just straight up starting from scratch to catch a glimpse of what might have been.
That’s what CEO and happily-married mom Alisha Fernandez Miranda did when she took a leave from her company and crossed the ocean to take a year of unpaid internships in the dream jobs of her childhood. Oh, and she kicked it all off in February 2020. The resulting memoir, “My What If Year,” is a wild ride of starry-eyed immersion in Broadway, high art, and the other dreams of her youth… and the kind of self-reflection that can only come from throwing your life into upheaval, and then doubling down during a global pandemic.
In this episode of “Your New Life Blend,” host Shoshanna Hecht talks with Alisha about what inspired her to take this leap, what changes it has brought to her life, and how to listen – really listen – to yourself.