I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I finally summoned up the courage to start a YouTube channel!
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, I hope you can see the passion I have for minimalism, capsule wardrobes and intentional living.
That is why sharing everything I learned on my minimalist journey here is one of many joys in my life.
But as much as I love it, I must admit that I always felt a bit limited using just words and pictures to explain what I’m talking about.
I often felt that I could express better in a video form, but I just didn’t feel bold enough to show my face (and my accent) on camera.
But that all changed a few months back when I hit a wall with my blog.
I used to have what they call a “writer’s block” before, but this time it was different.
I just didn’t have the excitement and inspiration as I used to and as much as I was powering through, deep down, I knew it’s time to make a change.
Fun fact is that I always wanted to start my YouTube channel – the first time I thought about it was at the beginning of my minimalist journey.
I started simplifying my life with YouTube, and I loved watching other people declutter, so I wanted to record myself on my journey as well.
But it wasn’t the right time, and I knew it.
So I kept it on a back burner, and with time I stopped thinking about it as I was focused on other things.
But items on your bucket list have a way of nagging you until you finally do something about them.
That is how I finally started listening to my voice, and I began working through my fears that were stopping me from making my goals come true.
And here is the result – my first YouTube video:
I’m very proud that I didn’t let my doubts stop me because even though I don’t know where this journey will take me, I already feel more creative and joyful when I wake up.
This is a big reason why I’m sharing this story with you because I want to encourage you to take a step forward as well.
If there is something you’ve been holding off because of fears or uncertainty, then just do it!
We all have some kind of fear – fear of failure, embarrassment, pain, discomfort, criticism and fear of the new.
Whenever we change something in our lives, fears come up as a way to stop us, just in case we’re going to feel worse.
Despite their best intention, they only think about surviving and not thriving, and that is why we have to recognise this difference and take a step anyway.
And the good news is that whenever we face our fears, we come out a bit stronger and freer, no matter the results.
So let me know if this inspires you in any way and what is the number one thing you’ve been putting off because of fears.
And if you love using YouTube, then I would appreciate it if you would subscribe to my channel or even just leave me some feedback.
Thank you for reading, and best of luck with your future plans 😀