Monday, September 2, 2013
How It Feels To Find Others
One of the ways I feel I've been so lucky, is with the friendships I have made. I know many of you can relate when I say that it felt amazing to find ASMR videos, and realize other people experienced something you thought you were alone in. I love being able to talk about ASMR with you, and make videos for you---cause you get it. You get it. And because you get it, I am afforded an opportunity to get to know you in other ways: what shows you watch, what movies you saw as children, the toys you played with, the video games you love, the experiences you had as children and the experiences you had today are all bits of information that make this journey so incredibly unique and gratifying for me. You also let me share a bit of myself with you...and I am so often greeted with enthusiasm, comradery and support, that it skewers my heart. Factor in the larger purpose of being able to help others in the way I have been helped by other content creators...it creates a feeling I can't really explain, aside from saying it's untouchable.
I am also a part of the community of content creators. Having the ability to relate to them, and share experiences with them has definitely helped me, and made me happier along the way. In general, ASMR content creators are super supportive of one another (in nearly a year, I have only witnessed one out of hundreds who truly didn't fit this assessment), and I honestly don't know where my channel would be had it not been for the encouragement and help from other asmrtists. From tech problems, to sound boarding, to sharing troll stories and well wishes---even helping me with what foods I could incorporate onto my grocery list to help me---other asmrtists have aided me in not only making videos, but enjoying every single part of making videos. I have made a few great friends who are content creators. Each one is so different, and I'm so grateful to have this kind of opportunity to meet such a diverse group of people and get to know them in the ways that I have. Even when my computer is off, I still consider them friends.
Making videos also led me to my best friend, and I really don't know who I would be as a person without having met them...but I know that I would be "less" without having been able to share the moments that I have with them. There are no words that could accurately describe how much of an impact this person has had on me. This person carved a place in my soul, and it's so crazy to think that had I not gotten up from the couch on my birthday and made an ASMR video almost a year ago, I might not ever have met the person who changed my life, or all of you who have made EVERY single day so much more worthwhile.
I sincerely feel I have become a better person because of ASMR, starting my own channel, and meeting all of you (and the many more who don't read my blog). ASMR helps me sleep, making videos lets me be creative and help people in an indescribably rewarding way, and meeting new people has helped me grow and learn about myself in ways I never anticipated. I love this, guys. I really love this.
Thanks for the 1-Up. I appreciate the extra life this endeavor has given me. Thank you for everything.
PS. There is a chance I might get increasingly sentimental as my anniversary date approaches. Brace yourselves.