Some years ago, when I was living in Ohio with a friend, we were driving in her car, and I was being bright sidey about something. Possibly it was the divorce I was going through at the time. Possibly it was something she was going through. Regardless, my general default state is to be almost vomitously upbeat about even the worst situations. My friend was… not that way.
“Stop spouting that chipperish at me,” she said. “The world sucks and you’re too damn cheerful about it.”
Fair enough. But when 2016 turned into 2017 and the world looked grim and dark and hopeless even to me, I decided to do something about it.
Chipperish Media creates podcasts that celebrate finding joy and happiness in the things we love, never apologizing for loving what we love, and lighting a path to the bright side, even if that means engaging in an occasional bit of denial.
The world is dark and scary. Don’t curse the darkness.
About Lani Diane Rich:
Lani Diane Rich is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author, a story expert, and an award-winning podcaster. She has published 12 novels with Hachette, St. Martin’s Press, and Penguin, and currently teaches screenwriting and television production at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.