I just uploaded Vlogmas Day 3 and it’s my day off and I had a little time to spare so I rewatched old videos. I saw the video I made almost a year ago today. It was my final LA Update. I was saying goodbye and I was telling why. And looking back I had no idea wtf I was talking about, my nonprofit still doesn’t exist, and I don’t want to be a copywriter I want to be a fashion designer. But I started off wanting to be a lawyer so yay improvement!
I was wearing a full face of bright makeup and I looked great, but I don’t really look like me and you can tell I’m sad. I had just started wearing my hair curly and it was really short. I was finding myself and willing to jump off a ledge to see what was down there. I had no freaking clue that six months later I’d be working on a resort in Alaska. And then 6 months after that working at a startup in NYC. I had a failed romance in between in Seattle and now I just hired a graphic designer! I get to juggle the new responsibility of paying someone else when a year ago I could barely pay my own bills. Wow!
Here’s what’s so cool about vlogmas: every day seems mundane and boring when you live it, but there is something so incredible about being able to look back on exactly where you were in those moments. How did you live your days? My Alaska vlogs look nothing like my NYC vlogs and those look nothing like my LA vlogs. I was a completely different human for my cross-country road trip vlogs! I drove a BMW!
Christmas is great because it’s the beginning of a holiday and the ending of a season. 2019 is (almost) over. Where were you one year ago? And it’s easy to remember because what were you doing last Christmas?? ☺️🎄 Have you accomplished whatever you wanted back then? Are you still with that man? Do you still drive that car? How often do you see your sisters now compared to last year? 👯♀️
Thank you Vlogmas for reminding me to stop and reflect. We are not where we were last year. We are not those people anymore. We are new people now, with new experiences, for better or for worse.
Lucky me, I’ve committed 25 days of my life to documenting those memories. I get to talk to my YouTube subscribers every day for a month. I get to verbalize my experiences and put imagery and music to them. I committed to 25 little movies of my life! And guess what? I get to do the same thing next year and rewatch those videos and laugh at how far I’ve come all over again. Happy Vlogmas 2019, you should try it!