Yesterday was my 42-day streak

42 is a good number, because it matches my age, and so that was nice to see.

I was just about as productive yesterday as I intended, which was lovely. And I got a little bit of relaxation in at the end as well, which was also lovely.

One of the interesting side effects of watching quite so many “How To YouTube” videos as I’m watching right now is that all those videos with the “secrets no YouTuber will tell you” all have the same things in them, which I suppose should have been expected. Also, with the sheer quantity of videos that I’m consuming, I’m discovering the advice starting to repeat. It’s a good reminder that there’s really no original content/original stories. The original portion is me – or the creator in question – and that’s what makes it unique.

It’s a good realization to have. When a person starts to feel like they can’t do anything new or original, remember that you are the new and original. Your experiences can put a spin on things that no one else has.

Well, at any rate.

The rest of today may include a trip to the office to try to tidy up a little, as I will be working from the office one day this week, and will hopefully include more similarly productive activities as yesterday. I have few actual plans, honestly, aside from doing all the things that I get inspired to do when I’m usually at work.

That said, I should get a move on, since it’s after 9, and precious time is wasting!

Sunday!

I slept in today after 8 am and it was lovely. I almost wanted to sleep longer, but then I remembered I had YThings to do, so I woke and started working on them. At this point, I’m essentially awake and up for the day. I just need to shower.

I had a pretty productive day yesterday once I got home. I spent the afternoon reading a short book I think I’ve talked about before here (yes, actually, fairly recently in the A to Z challenge), and I got Ideas from that. There’s actually a lot of stuff out there about failure, and how failure isn’t the opposite of success, but rather a stepping stone on the path to success, so I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how “failure” looks on YouTube.

Aside from the obvious “nobody watches your videos and you stop making content,” because that’s not a thing you can control.

Because most people set goals in terms of subscribers, or view counts, and you can’t control those. You can only control the content and frequency of what you upload.

So I have a script that I think I might try this morning before the sun comes out (if the sun comes out), as well as a channel trailer, which is apparently a thing people do. We’ll see how things go.

I also have some paperwork I need to collect and assemble and mail out, so I’ll spend some time on that this afternoon, after lunch, I think.

Aaaand…I think that might be it!

I’m excited to have a work holiday tomorrow. We haven’t got any plans right now, but I’m sure it’ll be a relaxed day. I should get the hamburger down today and make burgers tomorrow. I’m not confident I can make good ones. The last ones we had were from a We Ship You Meat company, and probably much better quality than I can whip up from the hamburger from the store, but I can try.

Happy Sunday!

I hope you have a great day!

And if you don’t have a great day, I hope you have a good day.

And if you don’t have a good day, I hope tomorrow is better.

Loves!

Huzzah!

Have I mentioned that I watched The Great on Hulu and loved it? It was lovely, funny, vulgar, bloody, pretty, and historically inaccurate (although kind of accurate, they were just very loose with their accuracy). Now, “Huzzah!” feels like an exclamation I need to make with frequency. So I shall.

I filmed today! I got two done, and I have discovered that I need to outline, not to write full-on scripty scripts, because I did not get to put to use all of my neatly laid scripted words. Bah, but it was a good learning experience. I didn’t film the third script because there are still things I need to verify in it so I know I’m saying true things. I think they’re true, but I need to verify, and that means opening books once I get back home. I can do it!

Honestly, it feels good to have a couple things to work on before the guilt hits that usually motivates me. We’ll see how the process goes this week, if I’m able to keep it up, or if I produce more, or less. Right now I wish I had another script ready, but maybe I’ll work on scripts while I wait for the rest of my laundry to do, and that’ll be productive.

The rest of the day is pretty usual. Laundry happens, and then I go home and unload the laundry, and then I hopefully clean things around the house so I can have a place to film that I’m not embarrassed about.

I’m watching a Twitch stream right now with someone talking about their day job, and how they don’t know how much they’re going to do that because doing YouTube full time would be fun. Is it weird that right now I’m thinking, this YouTube thing is really fun and I’d love for it to help fulfill some of my Start Today dreams, but I think I’d keep a day job. It feels like a weird thing for me to say, because I have been pretty firm in my attitude and desire to someday work for myself. But I can see having a job and doing this in my evenings and weekends, maybe. Maybe it’s just a mood, though, and that feeling will pass. 🙂

Not much else for now! I hope you’re having a great day!

And if you’re not having a great day, I hope you’re having a good day!

And if you’re not having a good day, I hope tomorrow is better.

Loves!

What things are falling by the wayside

Journaling

I’ve been half-assing my journaling since about the time I finished my last personal journal. It’s okay, of course, to not write 3-8 pages every day, of course, but there’s a lot of stuff going on and writing it down helps me process, and I haven’t been doing that. When I felt anxious this morning, I quickly went ahead and got at least one of them done (my Start Today journal), and felt better having done at least my gratitudes.

Filming

While I’ve been writing out scripts for videos, I haven’t been filming them. I’ve harped on this for practically ever day this week. I’ll stop now.

Keeping up with schoolwork

I don’t have schoolwork, but my kids have schoolwork, and just when I think they’re getting everything done without my helicopter ways, it turns out, not so much. Thankfully, the last day of new teaching in our school district is today, and the last day for makeup work is next Friday, so my work there is almost done.

Grocery Shopping

I am not saying I haven’t been getting groceries, just that I used to have a schedule, man, and the stay-at-home order has messed with that. I shouldn’t complain, because I can still buy groceries, and I am grateful for that. Well, anyway.

Reading

I haven’t been reading. I’m sad about this. After watching Starship Troopers last night, I declared I wanted to read the book. We have the book, and Elder Youth has read the book, so I feel like it’s time for me to read the book. But then this morning instead of waking early and doing that kind of thing, I slept, because…I slept because I was so focused on doing a thing a particular way, I forgot about all the other things that I could have been doing.

Aaaand that’s probably enough self-flagellation for now. There’s a bird who is trying to eat me alive, and it tickles.