Lessons learned: 6 months flies by when you are having fun and learning. Hope the next 6 are just as much fun!! 🙂
I look back on the past two months and am in awe of all I have learned, all the wonderful comments I have received and the people who took the time to trust me with their questions.
Two months ago I didn’t know what vids were; didn’t know how to record, edit and upload a video to YouTube or understand the value of the right tags, right categories or vast numbers of other things about the YouTube world. It has been a huge learning curve. It has, in many ways, changed my life… again.
I did not believe that people would want to watch an “old fart” or hear her opinions on life, love, relationships or that they would want to watch how I makes crepes or a decorative bow, or care enough to give me moral support as I worked through the learning curve(s).
I did experiments on subjects and on formats. Kept a close watch on statistics and even developed my own. It has given me a new focus in my life. One that was sorely needed, to tell the truth. I found new energy, new creativity and new reasons to smile each day.
I have had the opportunity to meet so many new people, hear about their lives, their problems and their heartache. I have been touched by some of the stories and sat staring at the screen, in horror, at some others. I have been inspired to continue “the work” by reading about the way a phrase, line or word has impacted someone’s life.
I have been frustrated with computer viruses, confused by YouTube questioning the originality of one of my uploads (if anyone had knowledge on this subject, please let me know) and worked long hours to learn new programs and techniques.
I have been ridiculed by colleagues when I asked for help on a matter that was worrying me (“why don’t you ask DearMamasal?”) and had to bite my tongue from replying, “…because smart doctors don’t treat themselves and smart lawyers don’t represent themselves”. I have done a lot of deep breathing on jibes and taunts. On the other hand, I have been so grateful to the group of people who regularly ask how it is going, what the numbers are doing and genuinely supporting my efforts.
It’s been a wonderful couple of months and I am truly looking forward to what the next couple will bring. Thank you all. I have found a medium that allows me to use so much of who I am. I feel blessed.
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