Hey guys! Not a book review this week, since I haven’t had a chance to write it yet (and I’ll be doing a video talk about it as well, and I haven’t recorded that EITHER) but just a quick thing to let you know that hey, I’m on YouTube!
BookTube is a great community in the greater YouTube world, and I’ve been having a blast making videos and watching other people’s videos. I finally listened to my good friend Denise (for whatever reason, my fingers typed “book friend” instead of “good friend” and I am amused–though it’s accurate!) and got my butt into the chair and started making videos.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m unemployed at the moment, so I have a lot of free time and not a ton to do with it. I’m very easily distracted and I wander around and I get depressed about my job search and all in all it’s just not productive. Even if I manage to get myself to the gym, it’s a struggle. (And actually, I’ve just convinced myself to go to the gym as soon as I finish this. Yay?) But it’s easy to be stagnant.
Finding BookTube has helped alleviate that. Not cure, but helped. I like making videos. I like talking about books. And I’ve found that other people on the Internet like listening to me talk about books. I’m astounded, but I’m okay with that. I’m connecting with other BookTubers. I’m learning about new books I never would have heard of before. I’m finding fantastic people and opportunities. And I’m keeping myself motivated.
I’m consistently reading again, for the first time in I don’t know how long. I’m inspired to work on my writing again. (Still have writer’s block but hey. Baby steps.) I’m making strides I’d forgotten how to make, and I’m working on my dream again. It’s scary, because I still don’t have a job. I’m paying for my apartment and watching the amount of money in my bank account slowly drain. Eventually something is going to break, either my account (and my lease) or a job offer. Something will happen. What needs to happen will happen. And I’ll make it, one way or another.
But in any event, y’all should go check out my videos. Subscribe. Leave me lovely comments. 😉
For now, I need to go hit a treadmill. …With my feet. Like walking. Yes.