In 9 days, I will have been making ASMR videos for 4 months. I started my channel on my birthday, complying with a sudden urge to create something that would help people. ASMR has changed my life. My brain is constantly sorting or revisiting memories, or meticulously attending to matters of the present. Sleep has never been easily attainable for me. Finding ASMR videos was a gift. My brain no longer had a choice--- the sounds and voices were like a quieting hand---when placed, all the strategizing, concerns, stresses, and distractions were sweetly halted.
There's a correlation between good nights and good days. While ASMR is used to achieve relaxation and rest, it's also used to enhance our everyday activities. Waking up feeling like you can take on the day (as opposed to "getting through a night") is something I covet. I can't express my gratitude enough for all those who put their energy, time, and money, into making videos for the purpose of closing the viewers' eyes. Think about what they're doing...putting in all that effort, planning, amassing props, editing---all with the sole purpose of making the viewer turn away from them and sleep. It's an incredibly kind endeavor: and it's one that has made my nights quiet, and my days bright.
I want to say thank you to every single content creator---regardless if I have ever been triggered by your work, regardless if I have even seen it. I know what you put into this work, and I know that at times it can be frustrating and disheartening. I know that the messages you get can be ugly. I know that the internet has a malicious and entitled vein that can reach out and touch you from time to time. I thank you for your generosity, resilience, patience, and kindness. You are helping people in a way that sometimes no substance or council can achieve. Your work is valued, you are valued, and you are wonderful.
I am aware of how "sappy" this entry must sound...and that's okay. Sometimes people need to hear what they mean to you. You mean a great deal to me...I just thought you should know. <3