As I am writing this post, the front door of our house is open to the screen door. The animals (our two cats and one dog) are sleeping on the floor where it’s the coolest. Beth is watching videos on her phone, and I am staring at an empty blog post.
I’ve done blogs before. Hell, I even had one a few months ago – but I didn’t like the direction it was going, so I deleted it. I tried to focus on my SCA blog, but I know that people really loved what I had to say – facebook comments from friends and relatives saying “hey, what happened to your blog? I loved reading it.”
And then, spending long hours in a car for security shifts, I got back into watching my favorite YouTubers, Simon and Martina from Eat Your Kimchi. Through them I found Rachel and Jun, and then Grace and Ryousuke (I’ll put links to their channels at the end of this post). Their adventures in Japan and Korea got me thinking.
So I don’t live in a foreign country. I’m not funded by YouTube itself, or by Odigo, or have a successful freelance career.
I live in one of the largest cities in New Mexico. I live in a state that many people still assume is actually a foreign country. I live in the middle of the International District of the city, about 5 minutes away from Nob Hill, and driving distance to a zoo, aquarium, countless museums, restaurants, and exciting things.
I’m in the Society for Creative Anachronism, I LARP, I write, I sew, I make art, I have an amazing future wife, I’m getting married, and I have the cutest animals in the world.
I can definitely make a Youtube channel and blog worth watching and reading. I have my own story to tell, and I’m going to tell it.
Grace and Ryousuke: https://www.youtube.com/user/TexaninTokyo
Rachel and Jun: https://www.youtube.com/user/MyHusbandisJapanese
Simon and Martina: https://www.youtube.com/user/simonandmartina