Erin's Journals

Thursday, February 9, 2022

Just a thought… As much as you want to plan your life, it has a way of surprising you with unexpected things that will make you happier than you originally planned. [Nikhil Chourasiya]

As always, you can watch a video version of this journal on my Facebook page, or here on YouTube.

Well, I have some exciting news. I mean it is exciting, but it’s also news that’s meant to put you to sleep and even if you think it’s not for you, just read on for a few minutes and you’ll get a link to a little movie that I made. And wouldn’t you know it – I just missed out on the Oscar nominations, too!

So here’s the news. You know how last year I started doing a podcast of sleep stories because it was my dream? Well, here’s what happened: turns out people – you – like to listen to stuff for free. And I can’t blame you; I mean, you don’t pay for this, you didn’t pay to listen to me on the radio all those years, and so…subscriptions to Drift with Erin Davis were not what Apple or Frequency Podcasts had hoped. If you did subscribe (thank you!) rest assured you’ll be getting money back on the remainder of the period, when the next billing date comes up.

At first I thought, Well, that’s that…all that work and time and love and personal expense all up in smoke. But Rob saw opportunity and that’s exactly what this is: a chance to create something just perfect for you, for free.

So, starting now – like right now – you can listen to these sleep stories – gently told fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and other timeless classics, and even a few I’ve written myself – for free.

We’re also excited to be partnering with enVy Pillow. So much more than just a corporate sponsor, it’s a perfect fit for us: enVy Pillow was created and built by two business women (Registered Nurses) Kathy and Kim. They started this now-internationally successful and environmentally conscious Canadian company making really special pillows that I’ve been sleeping on for some 20 years now, and that I’ve recommended to my sisters and friends alike. They have more than just pillows on their site, and are waiting impatiently for their newest shipment right now, so they’re sleepless with excitement, too…but I’m so thrilled with this development.

The best news of all is that this means you’re getting this labour of love of mine, this dream, as a gift. And you can start listening now by going to your favourite source for podcasts and searching for Drift With Erin Davis or just clicking here. (A podcast app is probably better, because you can subscribe for free and get notified whenever there’s a new sleep story.)

Now, to celebrate, I decided to teach myself how to use iMovie even more than I already am putting my video journals together. So give me one minute and here’s a teaser (a trailer as we call it in the “movie business” LOL) for a brand new story that’s waiting for you at Drift.

Enjoy it, and I’ll be back with you here on Monday.

Rob WhiteheadThursday, February 9, 2022