A few weeks ago I took a deep breath and quit most social media. I found myself filled with more creative energy that was more easily channeled. I started a 90s style blog and put more energy into photography, video and Instagram. For awhile now, I’ve wanted to focus more on creating video content. But I found myself with excuses: I had to set up the lights. I had to do my makeup. I was too tired. I didn’t know what to talk about. Then I saw this quote, which was a swift kick in the ass stop putting it off:
The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time,” Mary Oliver
I figured there was no time like the present, so I started off small, with a 3 minute video about restarting my YouTube channel. Felt like a good, strong start. You can subscribe here, by the way!
As someone who watches YouTube on a daily basis, it felt really good to decide to add my voice to crowd. I originally started making videos about 6 or 7 years ago, and back then YouTube felt fundamentally different. Videos were very tutorial and teaching based mixed with the ever present viral videos. Over time, I’ve seen YouTube change a lot, and it seems like it’s now a place where you can share your opinion. It doesn’t matter necessarily if you’re doing something original, but it’s more just a place where different views and stories can live, which is pretty refreshing. Anyway, I just wanted to share this here! I’ll be posting links to videos that I do, so you can keep an eye on the blog still for video stuff as well.