About a month ago, I went on a search for boating podcasts/radio shows because I really desperately needed to fulfill my hunger for talking about boats while I was patiently waiting boat show season. That’s when I discovered World of Boating and fell in love.
After listening to several episodes, I had this moment and it was the same moment that I got when I’ve accomplished a dream or found something that really truly fits in with my life. All in about one month, both of those happened.
Their humor fit in with what I’m so used to at work and I was totally “OMG YES” when I started listening. Not only it is humorous but most of the more important boating industry stories/events are talked about.
I listened to past episodes that included call-ins from professionals at IBEX or other boat shows, talk about Tampa Bay’s Gasparilla, and talk like a Pirate day. I found myself laughing so hard and saying YES I AGREE WITH YOU or OMG I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU JUST SAID THAT (even though they couldn’t hear me)…. so that’s when I decided I needed to contact these guys.
Yes, I did a little stalking reading to learn more about them that’s not said on the radio. I sent a long message on Facebook, they mentioned me on the show a week later and read most of my message. I was extremely nervous so it took a lot of guts for me to get it together and leave a message for them, but I did, and they played it on the show.
They laughed about the mention of my sidekick, Eisenhower The Crab, and then even tried to give away a date with him and I…individually. That was pretty hilarious by the way. I loved it and even sent an email stating what Eisenhower’s dating ad would look like.
A week or so after that, they asked if I could join the show that Saturday, January 30th, and I said yes. That was the introduction of me, Boat Show Girl, and I knew from that moment that things will never, ever be the same because I finally have a full introduction to my niche in the industry, I am writing down dreams and goals, all the while fulfilling them. Knowing that is a dream come true in itself.
So here’s to the guys of World of Boating for asking me to join their crew – thank you, thank you, thank you and I’m looking forward to many more call-ins.