Five Learnings After Recording 500 Podcast Episodes - Almost 30

Five Things We Learned From Recording 500 Podcast Episodes

tune in:

apple podcasts

SOUNDCLOUD

SPOTIFY

STITCHER

yOUTUBE

show notes

Hey, We're Krista & Lindsey!

Almost 30 is a place where you can come as you are to learn more about the topics that fuel your conscious evolution. Our mission is to inspire and empower you while still keeping it grounded and fun. We're here for your evolution - even the messy parts!

our story

Explore by Category

Our Partners

Want sweet discounts on some of our Favorite things?

yes please

about the pod

visit the shop

Summary:

We recorded 500 podcast episodes of Almost 30! It’s actually mind-blowing and hard to wrap our heads around! Like, how is this really happening? How did we even get here?

In this blog post, we reflect on our journey to 500 with our 5 biggest learnings, as well as how the podcast and community have changed us. 

Listen to the full episode here:

In This Post You’ll Learn:

  • How we started Almost 30
  • The importance of trusting the Universe
  • Why the process of any journey matters the most
  • How we share information now vs. in the show’s early days
  • Why taking time and space to process is essential
  • The beauty in having your own back
  • About healing in community
Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik of Almost 30 - 5 Learnings After Recording 500 Podcast Episodes

First of all, thank YOU for being here and a part of this beautiful journey. Whether you’re an OG listener or new to the pod, we wouldn’t be here without you. You guys have been so important to this process — you’ve inspired us and kept us going through everything. 

Almost 30 started as our thing between the two of us, but it evolved into our thing with millions of you. We couldn’t be more grateful for your support and love. It’s truly everything.

For anyone who has been listening for a while now, you know how much your girls have evolved and changed. We still have more evolving to do (as we all do as humans), but we are really proud of our learnings so far and how we’ve allowed those lessons to shape us.

Here Are Our 5 Biggest Takeaways After 500 Podcast Episodes

Remember, these lessons can apply to everyone — you don’t have to have a podcast.

1. Sometimes the Universe Has a Higher Plan for You

Before we started Almost 30, I (Lindsey) was pursuing my acting career and I (Krista) was working so hard to become a SoulCycle instructor. Little did we know that those dreams were meant to bring us together, a catalyst for something bigger.

The Universe, God, Source had a bigger plan for us than anything we could have ever imagined — and it was the beautiful thing we created with Almost 30.

That has been the biggest lesson for us throughout this journey — learning to trust in ourselves and the Universe and allowing that to cultivate a sense of peace.

2. The Process Is the Point, So Let Yourself Enjoy It

This process has been a long, winding, sometimes messy journey, but it has taught us that the process is the point in whatever you’re doing. In starting Almost 30, we had no idea what it would become but we really dedicated ourselves to letting it evolve and found joy in the process.

You can look at other people who have gorgeous homes, go on extravagant vacations, have a beautiful relationship, or make millions of dollars and strive for that.

But if you don’t enjoy the process of getting there and love yourself along the way, then it’s not meant for you.

3. Process and Share on Your Timeline

Looking back on earlier podcast episodes, we used to share so much on a topic, feeling, or situation before we fully processed it ourselves. We have so much compassion for those versions of ourselves, but we also learned that it’s much more powerful to process before we share.

It allows us and our listeners to feel safer. This goes for anyone in any realm of life, whether it’s public, private, in business, relationships, or on social media — you deserve time and space to process.

4. Have Your Own Back

A huge ongoing lesson is having our own backs instead of overvaluing others’ opinions. We’ve gotten a lot of feedback over the last 500 podcast episodes.

We pour so much of ourselves into Almost 30, so it can be heartbreaking when people aren’t aligned with our message or project their own feelings onto us.

This is true for relationships, family, friendships, work, and all realms of life. We’ve learned to ask ourselves: How much can we have our own backs and each other’s backs? It’s powerful and freeing!

5. Allow Yourself To Heal In Community

Our community has been instrumental for us in healing our female friendship wounds. In the past, we’ve both had trouble feeling fully seen, understood, and safe with other women.

It hasn’t always felt safe to really shine. Until Almost 30.

Through our podcast episodes, listeners, our Membership community, guests, teachers, and healers we’ve worked with, we are so inspired and uplifted by seeing the power, beauty, glory, and compassion of being in community with women.

Now we’re looking ahead to the next 500! Our intention is to continue to uplevel our content, have conversations that scare us, illuminate new perspectives, and continue to bring you beautiful, engaging, funny, conversations that remind you that you’re never alone!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone who has listened to our podcast episodes, written a review, sent us a DM, joined our Membership, came to our tour or retreats, or who we met on the street. We love you!

add a comment

+ show Comments

- Hide Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

We're Krista + Lindsey. Co-hosts of the Almost 30 Podcast, entrepreneurs, creatives, community leaders, best friends, wellness-obsessed spiritual seekers, alien lovers...and always ch-ch-ch-changing. We're excited to have you here. If you're enjoying these posts, check out our podcast, our story, and find more education in our shop!

the latest

What are you seeking?

because great conversations start with a question

Visit Site Title FOR YOUR EVOLUTION •

We're Krista + Lindsey. Co-hosts of the Almost 30 Podcast, entrepreneurs, creatives, community leaders, best friends, wellness-obsessed spiritual seekers, alien lovers...and always ch-ch-ch-changing.

We started this show on our messy closet floors, and now here we are four years later with a top 50 podcast and a community of millions. We’re here to be your guides, friends, and virtual bff’s — and to remind you that you are here for a purpose, and that you’re never alone. 

30 Day Transformational Guide

This journal was inspired by the small habits that have transformed our lives. Every day for 30 days, you’ll have a daily affirmation, journal prompt, and ritual to support you.

download

Affirmations For Where You Are Now

In these pages, you’ll find 150+ of our favorite affirmations for everything from body love, to career, partnerships, spiritual connection, self love, and more.

DOWNLOAD

5 Pillars of a Successful Podcast

This guide is for anyone looking to start a podcast, grow their brand, or monetize their podcast. We outline the exact steps and strategies we used to grow the Almost 30 Podcast from a small passion project to one of the top wellness and lifestyle podcasts.

download

i need it!

The Life Edit Mini Challenge

In these pages, you’ll find 150+ of our favorite affirmations for everything from body love, to career, partnerships, spiritual connection, self love, and more.

Take me there!

Get Us Straight to Your Inbox 

We’ll be dropping in with personal notes, inspo, and exclusive offers (in other words, fun emails you’ll actually want to open).

Email Address