I never thought I'd be writing a post like this, because from the age of 22 my dream was to be a "YouTuber". But I just don't love YouTube anymore. Back in 2012, I had just started a Masters Degree, and was overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. YouTube was (or at least felt like) a safe place for me to escape.
I met Lauren in "real life" for the first time last weekend, despite having known her for nearly two years. She's exactly the same as she is on her YouTube channel: bright, energetic, and bubbly, but fluent in sarcasm.
I love watching videos. I really do. I have a feeling that my subscription box is probably more varied than most, which might be how I've ended up with two YouTube channels. (One for artsy, creative content; and one where I put makeup on my face; because I couldn't make up my mind). I've left some of my favourites below, who all inspire me for different reasons.
On February 13th, it was my two year anniversary on YouTube. I've certainly come a long way since my very first video (which is over here if you fancy a laugh). I remember being really nervous and talking to a camera just seemed unnatural, and editing took days... but I'm glad I persevered.
It's a well known fact that if you were to look inside my brain, you would be lost in illegible black scribbles. You know, the ones you write down at one in the morning when you have quite possibly the best idea you've ever had in your life - then look at it the next day and decide that it's terrible and that you're terrible and a terrible artist and you should have just got a "proper job".