...I started a YouTube channel! *dances wildly*
This has been a dream of mine since my early teens, before YouTube became a big 'thing' and way before you could make a career out of it. I loved watching beauty gurus the most and wanted to make my own videos so badly. This dream stayed with me over the next six years but I was too self-conscious and before now, I definitely would've felt far too embarrassed to start. Earlier this year I decided that I'd start a blog and if I still felt the same way towards the end of 2014, I'd bite the bullet and create my own YouTube channel.
And that's exactly what I've done! The longing I had to start YouTube hadn't gone away and it's one of those things where if I didn't try it just once, I would always regret it. So, over the past few months I've been gathering all of the equipment I need to create a decent setup and last Friday, I sat down and filmed my first video. It went live on Saturday and since then I've been on cloud nine as I really didn't expect the lovely reaction that I got!
I won't waffle on as I explained everything in the video, but just to give you the basics - I've started a channel after years of wanting to, I'll be talking about everything that I talk about on my blog but mainly beauty, health, fashion and lifestyle, I'm aiming to post every Friday but may not always be well enough to film due to my chronic illness and I love my cat a lot.
If you'd like to see my first ever video in all its YouTube newbie glory...
Dear everyone who has watched, subscribed, commented and sent me messages of congratulations via text, email, Instagram and Twitter - thank you. I'm so unbelievably grateful. I even got a bouquet of flowers sent to my door from Sian, Hayley, Ali, Charlotte and Hannah with a card saying that they're proud of me. ALL THE FEELS.
I'm still nervous and I definitely haven't found my feet yet, but I've finally done it. Anyone who has ever thrown caution to the wind and gone for something that they've wanted for years will know this feeling - it's empowering and I feel incredibly excited about the future. Even if it turns out that YouTube isn't for me, at least I gave it my best try. I honestly can't express how happy I am that it's being received so well by you all. There are no words.
What's your dream? I want to hear about it!