Trying Something New

MILAN VLOG Pressing publish on this post made me VERY nervous. I got a little flip of anxious butterflies in my stomach and everything. You see - I'm trying something new, something totally and utterly and completely out of my comfort zone.

I made a vlog. I created a YouTube channel. I uploaded said vlog to said YouTube channel and uploaded it for the entire world to see.

To say this scares me a bit is the understatement of the year. I know I share stuff on this blog most days, but that feels different. I can edit my words, choose the nicest photos, pick the sentences that sound best. I've written words for a long time, it comes naturally, it flows.

Video is different - it's a whole new technique and set of skills. And then there's my voice - I hate my Northern mega mix accent (as my sister so lovingly calls it...) at the best of times, so having to listen to it over and over again while I edited this was particularly painful.

I ummed and ahhed about whether to share this vlog or not, whether to use it as a practice run destined to live on my laptop and try again another time. BUT, then I remembered that we only grow by trying new things, and we all have to start somewhere right?!

So here it is - my first ever vlog. The camera work is shaky, my voice sounds weird and my editing skills leave a lot to be desired, but I tried it. I did something that took me out of my comfort zone, something that made me feel a bit queasy, and even if you all hate it, at least I tried it, rather than just wishing I had. And I learnt some new skills, which is always a great thing in my eyes.

So give it a watch and let me know what you think. Maybe I'll make some more, maybe I won't. If you do like it, maybe subscribe to my channel - it might give me the confidence to do another one!

https://youtu.be/_aBLSlCvEiY