I have been absolutely blown away by the feedback from my first Youtube video (see links above to my channel). I honestly thought maybe 3-4 people would watch it – mainly family or besties’ under duress. So far 140+ people have tuned in! WHAAAT?! Ok so…back down to earth. Im aware that in the world of Vlogging and Youtube that number is like a tiny bubble in a Jeroboam of champs….but if I wasn’t doing dry May, I’d sure be popping that bottle.
I had wanted to do this for such a long time and was always full of finding reasons not to. I think as humans we are really good at doing this. Talking ourselves out of things.
It may be discovering mindfulness thats helped me put my big girl pants and do some things I’m scared of. I’ve had this metaphor in my head a lot the last few weeks, so I thought I would share:
Fitness and travel are my passions and blogging / vlogging / Instagraming gives me a creative outlet to share my passion. For others its singing, or drama, or painting… or maybe its starting your own coffee house. Whatever it is your longing to do inside…it needs to get out. If you don’t give yourself the chance to unleash those inner pangs then they will get all rotten inside you. Jealousy, negative thinking, stress, and unhappiness comes from keeping all this hidden inside. Invariably that will manifest itself in over-eating, over-drinking, over-shopping, depression… its a bit of a vicious circle.
warning: if you are a film buff you are about to be irritated by my poor paraphrasing of Fight Club! My husband reminded me of the guy going into stores etc with a gun and holding it to peoples heads saying “what do you really want to do with your life” … he then gives them 12 months to go out and do it. Be it a butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or blogger!)… he explains that if they have not made moves to pursue their dreams in 12 months he will come back and kill them.
Maybe we all need a bit of Brad Pitt in our lives …. in more ways than one!
I uploaded my second VLog a couple of days ago and something is up… loads of people are getting a message saying “video content unavailable” … this is super frustrating as it took me near on 4 hours to edit!!! ARGH! If anyone out there is a Youtube expert and can help I would be so grateful! In the meantime I will be working on getting a post up on here to detail last weeks mon-fri exercise schedule!
So … If your feeling that pang to do something creative, to sing and an open mic night, to join a life-drawing class, to start dating again. Stop thinking of the reasons why not… think of Brad Pitt (life drawing!!) and put on your big girl pants and go and do it. You never know. It may even make you happy. really happy… more happy than that “OMG just bought the ‘dress of life’ ” happy….
Have a great week