A month ago, my husband and I celebrated our fifth anniversary. You saw photos from the weekend trip we took, and now, finally, I’m sharing the matching outfits I made for us! I had forgotten we had even taken photos of my skirt and his shirt, probably because he was too cold to brave no jacket or scarf for these photos. But when I came across them again, I got excited.
I do have a video planned of how I made the shirt and the skirt, but it’s been on my phone in clips for so long now that I keep forgetting I even have it! I’ve yet to post anything new on my YouTube channel this year, but hopefully that will change this week. I’ve got a sewing video, a possible “follow me around” type video filmed, and a few ideas for some makeup and hair videos that I hope to film soon.
I think I have been a little hesitant to really commit to filming lately, because I don’t want to disappoint people. But as is always the case, I have to remember that I shouldn’t rely on what other people want me to do for my own content (unless, of course, it’s a spontaneously requested video). I should create what I want to create, and if people don’t like it they don’t have to watch or read. I’m a people-pleaser at heart. I love to make other people happy with whatever I do, so I have to constantly remind myself that with things like creating content… the creation should be for myself. Ultimately there will always be someone who doesn’t like what I do, who doesn’t like me, my face, my style, my videos, my taste, my… whatever. And, that’s okay! The world does not revolve around me or any other one person, as much as my toddler would disagree and insist the world is all about her.
So this year my goal with creative content is just to do it. And not to worry whether people like or dislike it. I created a short poll on my Instagram account as to whether people wanted to see makeup videos from me, and an astounding 80% voted yes, but that little 20% got to my brain and made me think “oh nobody wants to see that”. Which is absolutely ridiculous. It reminded me how even if you get a thousand compliments, one negative comment can dig in and stay. And conversely, if you get one negative comment, don’t let it affect you because 80% of the world thinks you’re a-ok.
So, that’s one of my goals for the new year. Just create what I like, and not care if people don’t like it. Because ultimately, I want to be able to look back and be happy with what I’ve made. I don’t want to look back and see a bunch of content I made only because I felt others wanted it.
This post turned completely into something I didn’t expect! But… uh… that’s how it is with my blog, ha! I hope you all go forth this year and create things that make you happy and proud of what you do, and don’t be daunted by the naysayers!