We are Real…
On one of our videos this week we discussed what it was like to meet our YouTube friends in person. It was so fun and delightful. At the close of each day, we would walk to our sleeping quarters and marvel at each other about the special memories of the day. No one was pretentious. Everyone was genuine, sharing, and caring.
What is so funny about the YouTube world is we are not a celebrity but people treat us like one. We were thrilled to meet, Justin, Rebekah, Art, Bri, Darci and Joe and Rose. The people who watch, know us. I hope I am making sense. As we stood in the reception line and people came to meet us, we were astounded by the number of people who knew of us, followed us and wanted a picture with us.
Celebrities – No we are not. We are normal people, like Justin and Rebekah Rhodes from Abundant Permaculture. Like Art and Bri, Like Darci Isabella and Joe. Like Rose from Wholesome Roots. We are normal people doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Our goal is to share with others our life, so that others can learn, identify, and know that we care. We continue to be humbled by the number of people who say we are an inspiration to them. If we are, then we have reached far beyond what we had hoped for. Making videos is hard to do as often as we do them. We do them for you, so for you to notice is everything.
Now we have people writing to us and asking for advice. We do not have answers to everyone’s problems, but we can tell you this. One of the things people like about us is that we are optimistic and upbeat. That above all is the advice we like to give. Everyone can find the negative in their life. It is easy. But under those easy-to-find layers of negative are the joys, the relationships, the memories, the sunshine of your life. It is there for the taking. Somehow, when life throws darts at you continually, try to find what you have that is good. Seek the little things in life to get you through the bad. We have had plenty of bad in our life. We have cried, been scared, worried, and had a loss. Somehow we get through it.
Cling to your spouse, your friend, your family. or your YouTube friend. We are real. Everyone we met was real. It was wonderful.