Why I Do What I Do

I’m currently sitting in my bedroom at college after a nice, long Thanksgiving “break.” I put that word in quotation marks because last week wasn’t exactly a break for me. Between YouTube, school, and my latest endeavor, this blog, I feel like there’s always something to be done. And honestly? I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I definitely have my lazy days, but I’ve realized that I’m the type of person who always needs to be on the go. As a kid, boredom never sat well with me. Sitting in front of a TV screen or playing video games on my family’s Playstation 2 was never enough. I always had to be doing something. Creating something.

Watching TV was whatever, but writing a novel? Now that was something.

And playing Madden on my PS2 could be fun, but just didn’t compare to creating movie scripts.

And when my brother got a video camera for his 14th birthday (when I was 11), it was game over. The magic of making videos – about absolutely ANYTHING in the world – was like nothing else. Which I guess brings me to where I am today. Making videos for absolutely no reason other than that it’s fun.

But the point that I’m making is that I’m a doer. For good and for bad. And to be honest, a lot of times it’s bad, like over Thanksgiving break.

While almost all of my friends had a completely empty schedule and week of freedom, I was kind of glued to my laptop, working my butt off. From an outside perspective this seems like a terrible thing, but honestly, was just the opposite.

I cannot imagine not having a YouTube channel. And I mean that in a complete, 100% literal way. I cannot fathom it. Before sitting down to write this post, I was editing a video. And before that I was responding to comments. And before that I was brainstorming. What in the world would I be doing if I didn’t have to get to do all of that? Where in the world would I be?

When it comes down to it, my YouTube channel is simply a place for me to put all of my energy. All of my creativity. All of my ideas.

Some people might look at how I spend a majority of my time and think I’m wasting it. While they’re free to get Starbucks with friends or watch Netflix all day, I’m constrained to a laptop and video camera. And I know that people do judge the way I spend my time. I get eye rolls when I can’t hangout and annoyed looks when I’m forced to prioritize my time. But I don’t care. This is who I am and this is the path that I’ve chosen. When I’m in the workforce one day, I hope I can carry this energy, passion, and motivation with me to truly succeed at what I choose to do.

Wow. I was not expecting this post to take the direction it did. I sat down thinking I was going to write about how I’m doing vlogmas on my vlog channel and now here we are…


But yes…I am going to be vlogging every single day in December! I did this last year and loved it. It’s kind of crazy and kind of time-consuming, but as with every other thing in my life that not many people understand, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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One thought on “Why I Do What I Do

  1. I really cannot figure out the cause of these stomach problems, but now I’m rambling and you most likely don’t care….Try this. DO NOT eat at Bread, Pasta, anything with flour, sugar, rice, cookies, – just eat either veggies for 10 days , or meat,chicken, fish, protien pleanty of a GOOD bottles water ( SMART WATER ) for 10 days. No soda, no cofee. Buy some GOOD Probiotics, not the cheep stuff. Don’t cheat, and you wil not have the stomach problems.

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