I started a YouTube channel
So it finally happened. I started a YouTube channel.
I'll spare you the whole tagline of, NEW YEAR, NEW YOU. That is not why I started my vlog. It is something I told myself I would do as part of 42 goals I wrote last year. I held myself accountable and did something about it.
I've never really taken myself too seriously. I have those moments like everyone in which I feel my life is glaring with stark mediocrity, and I have no reason to believe that anyone would want to hear about it. I also have no reason to believe that anyone should ever take advice from me - but then again, I know that people are smart. They can decide for themselves if something is worth watching.
To give myself some credit, I think I've learned a lot during my 20s and that I do have some salient things to say. I think I've been blessed with a lot of things while I've been subject to a variety of emotional ass kickings. One of our biggest weaknesses is that we often don't feel we have the authority to do or say something, and in my case, it's launching my own YouTube channel.
I had to start it knowing that I'd be subject to criticism, even from people that I know. I had to accept that my audience might feel I'm trying to be something I'm not, or that like I've worried, I don't have the authority to be doing any of this stuff.
My solution is, don't like it, don't watch it. No one is holding a gun to your head. But seriously!
I know not everyone will love what I have to say - trust me. Working in radio, television and digital media I've learned the hard way that many people are willing to say much more behind their screens than they ever would in person. I've gotten everyone from intimidating messages to full-blown death threats. I don't really care. I am not a martyr in anything I do in life. I'm just me and I'm not afraid of that.
So enough about the disclaimers and nonsense about what other people think! I'm excited to put myself in this creative space and feel challenged. I'm not doing it for anyone but myself, at least for right now. I believe that everyone has something zany, cool, provoking, strange, hilarious and intelligent to say. That list goes on.
What you'll find on my YouTube channel will be quite...spontaneous. I never want to put myself in a box or define what I do. You'll get a drink review. You might get a makeup tutorial, god forbid...I'm horrible at makeup! Or maybe you'll hear me say something about politics. Or feminism. Or the environment. Things I'd like to think we should be talking about.
Maybe even things that I feel we're too scared to talk about.
If you do watch my YouTube channel then just thank you. Even if you hate it! Or if you like it and you're down for the ride. That's all I really have to say. An acknowledgement of something I'm about to do. Something I care about.