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.