Well hello people of the internet, it’s little me back from- well, I’ve been living under a rock for the last month, but here I am making my triumphant return to blogging! I’ve been quite busy with school and life, and so things have gotten pretty overwhelming over the last month or so. But that isn’t the point here; I’m here to talk to you about my journey into Youtube, and how the idea even came to be.
The day I posted my very first Youtube video (and the only video I have up at the moment, since I’ve had absolutely no time to finish filming and editing), I was having a couple doubts. I thought that my video “Dear 2017“, was going to flop and that my channel was doomed to fail. I was proven wrong when I posted a snippet of the video on my Instagram, and got an overwhelming positive response.
a couple months ago, i decided that in 2017 i wanted to open a youtube channel. i've always wanted to post my own little videos, but my insecurities have gotten the better of me over the last couple of years, preventing me from uploading any videos. i'm proud and happy to say that although i still have my doubts, i've decided to give the channel a try. dear 2017 is a poem and short video i filmed over the last 2 weeks of all the things i can only hope and wish for this year. it does happen to be my first voiceover video. ironic how when i was planning what to film, i wanted to stay away from voiceover videos for as long as possible. now i'm not the best at voiceovers or video editing so it probably does look pretty lousy (i'm sorry). if you choose to watch dear 2017 (aka my first ever video…EVER), i'll love you forever. you can either watch this 44 second preview or follow the youtube link in my bio to watch the full video ✨🌹
I think it’s fair to say that I let my doubts and fears get the best of me, and put negative thoughts in my head that maybe I should wait another year to open a channel; that maybe opening a channel wasn’t a good idea, that maybe I was just not cut out to be a Youtuber. Ironically, I still have the mindset on that last one – maybe I’m not cut out to be a Youtuber, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try.
I admit I haven’t been the best, but can you blame me for not being active when I’m a full-time student with a busy schedule? I am trying my best to finish filming and editing my next video, which will definitely be worth the wait.
But so far, my journey into Youtube has been pretty lit, and I honestly had nothing to be afraid of after all. That’s the most important thing to keep in mind if you’re looking to start something new and adventurous in your life, don’t let your doubts and fears keep you from doing the very thing you love. If you let all of that consume you, you will never get far in the things you want to do, and you’ll be missing out on quite an amazing experience which you will regret later on in life.
Trust me, you don’t want to put yourself through the I-wish-I-could-have-done-this-when-I-had-the-chance stage, and keep asking yourself questions like, “What would have happened if I’d done this?”
And honestly, if I hadn’t remembered what Hilary Duff said in A Cinderella Story before I started filming my first video, I probably wouldn’t be writing this blog post. So I’m going to say it to you, so that you can be motivated to do something in your life, just like I was when I had doubts:
“Don’t let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.”