A Project of Sorts // i made a youtube channel, but let’s call it a project

Hi there 😁!

I made a Youtube channel!

I’m calling it a project (official name still to come—or not lol) because that’s essentially all it is for now. It also makes me feel more comfortable putting myself on open season if I call it that 😅. 

what is the project/channel all about?

Starting on March 16, everyday for two weeks, I’ll be reading one book and posting one video about my day and the book I readIt’s that simple 😅.

I made my first video a couple of days ago, but got cold feet and almost aborted the plan entirely. Here we are though!

Here’s my introduction video! I was super nervous, so please bear with me. There’s time stamps in the description if you’d rather skip around 😁:

a project of sorts – intro

in the first video, 

I ramble about:

  • how long it took me to film it
  • who am I
  • some history about why I like to document things from my life
  • why I hadn’t made a Youtube channel before
  • why I finally decided to start one
  • what exactly the channel will be for now and in the future
Related: Blogging vs. Vlogging // why i chose a book blog over booktube

At some point, I referred to my project as a sort of bibliotherapy for me since it was hugely born out of my need to find some much needed inner peace for a bit. I chuckled a bit when I mentioned it, and I wanted to clarify that I wasn’t making light or fun of the prescribed treatment for mental illnesses. I let out a nervous laugh because I realized how unqualified I was to be using the term for context and as an example.

Personally, I do think that it was okay for me to modify my understanding of the treatment to develop an intervention of sorts for myself. However, if you need help and bibliotherapy sounds like something that you may benefit from, I highly urge you to seek a certified practitioner 🙂.

Related: If You’re Going Through A Hard Time Right Now,

some more background on this project

I have to admit I’ve been feeling markedly crummy lately. I’ve been seriously reassessing what I’ve been doing with my life and what parts truly make me proud. My low mood has been making me feel more existential than usual lol, and the “you’re gonna be gone eventually” thoughts have been making me feel more down in return. 

I have a new resolution to live more honestly. Maybe it’s silly, but I’m tackling this resolution first by making a Youtube channel simply because I’ve always wanted to. I’m also just taking a break to live purely in the moment for the first time in a while.

Anyways, enough of that nonsense 💃🏽.

All of this hullabaloo is just to rehash the fact that I started a youtube channel 😅.

Join me during this brief period of my life if you’d like (and can sit through all my stuttering) 🙂. Just please don’t roast me lol 🙈.

Thanks for reading! What do you think of this project? Would you be interested in trying something like this out too? What is something you’ve always wanted to do? Let me know 🙂. 

6 thoughts on “A Project of Sorts // i made a youtube channel, but let’s call it a project

  1. Ahh, I immediately subscribed!! I’m so happy you’re starting this project, and you’re so pretty 🥺
    I’m excited to see what videos you make, and definitely don’t worry about being awkward or something, because it’s amazing that you were able to talk to a camera in the first place. I’ve tried, and I could never. a
    also, do you consider this channel a BookTube channel? it would be really cool if I knew a BookTuber at the start of their journey 🥰 (No problem at all if you don’t, I’m just an avid watcher of BookTube, and I actually discovered it before I discovered the blogosphere. I wanted to start a channel of my own, but I know I’m not ready for it yet, so here I am with my book blog!)

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    1. Caitlin, thank you so much—this comment made my day 😭💕. I’m really happy that you’re interested in what I’ll make! And I guess this will predominantly be a Booktube channel hahaha, but I also want to include clips or make videos of other things I do and like 🙂.
      You should definitely start a channel whenever you feel comfortable!! I would watch and subscribe in a heartbeat 🥰. It’s definitely a strange feeling knowing your face and voice are on the internet after hiding behind an avatar and pixelated words 😅. And I watched booktube before finding the blogosphere too! (but, book blogging holds a more special place in my heart now 😄). Your book blog is an awesome consolation until you’re ready to start your own channel 🙂.
      Thank you again so much, Caitlin 🥺💕!

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    1. This seriously made me so happy to read 😄🥺. As an avid youtube-watcher, I can tell you that yes, I think it’s a real thing hahaha. And I’m glad that my use of April gifs trapped a (what I’m assuming is?) a Parks and Rec fan 😄! Thank you so much, Sabrina 🙂.

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