If you didn't know, YouTube is a video-sharing website. It has grown bigger and bigger the last few years and thousands of people can now use their audience/fame to make a living. There are 300 minutes of video uploaded every minute and over 80% of young people watch youtube videos. Youtube is obviously, only just beginning to take over the world.
I've been pretty discreet about the fact that I have a YouTube channel. But I guess be truth is now that I've graduated from high school, I can be more selective about who I surround myself with. High school was difficult for me and I'm so glad I got out of there in one piece (more or less, haha) but at the same time high school taught me so many things about the world and myself that I would have never learnt had I never gone through the experiences that I had. I've come out of high school and stronger, more mature person. I appreciate myself, my skills and my flaws more than ever, knowing to find comfort in loneliness. I've learnt that other people aren't always what you expect them to be, no matter how well you may know them. But most of all, I learnt that you can't please everybody, but you can try to make yourself happy.
My aim is not to make money from videos, nor become famous. I simply enjoy filming and editing videos. Furthermore, I adore the community and believe it's an excellent way to make friends near and far.
For the past couple of years that I've been making videos, I've been embarrassed to tell people about said channel. Although YouTube is so present in society, it's still "weird" to sit in your room and talk to a camera (let alone because I don't really have a massive audience watching me). So, I have only told my close friends about my hobby. And even so, some of my friends have given me the weird look or simply questioned why I do it: "The chances that you'll get famous are very, very low".
My biggest fear was that people at school would find my channel, especially people who didn't really know me. That people would make fun of me and think I'm a weirdo (truth be told I am a weirdo).
Fortunately, that never happened. And thankfully, I have graduated from high school! No more do I have to hide my YouTube channel. I know, I know; out in the real world, people might still giggle at the fact that I talk to myself. But now, I can find and make friends with people who do the same! Already, I've made some friends within Perth and around the world who are just as lovely as I thought they would be. And now, not only is filming and editing my hobby, it is also becoming my craft :)
So, if you feel like wasting a couple of minutes of your life, go check out my youtube channel. Or watch this video from my 18th birthday: