19 August, 2014

The Internet Life for Me [Daily Vlog: 01]





For those interested in my general thoughts...



The Internet Life for Me


Greetings friends, Branden here with my first vlog in a while.


A lot has happened since my last few entries, and today, I’d like to discuss some of those changes.


First, I would like to share with you, my decision to start being a regular face on the internet.


While this seems pretty obvious, being I’m here, in front of you right now, it has been a bit of an exciting moment.


Specifically, over at my second channel, Robust Enigma, I finally broke the $10 mark on ad revenue.


Now, I’m not saying that money was the primary motivator for my decision to stick with my passion. However, it was more of a turning point in my proof of concept that I have been working on for the past seven months. It was a wave of validation that, even if I never move beyond where I am today, I will still, eventually, be able to reinvest in myself, and let my internet personality power itself. It is amazingly rewarding.


Second, I have been trying to find a comfortable groove to continue my creative experiments, and I feel that, after years of skewed focus, I may have finally come within sight of my goals.


Generally speaking, I finally have a place to film, both at home, and away, while mingling with my family, friends, and most importantly, my fiancee.


I have projects queued up, waiting to be filmed, I have test run various ideas, and above all else, I have been able to work with those around me to set up not just goals for myself, but goals for those closest to me.


It really feels like the steps I have been taking are finally leading to a place that I can find comfort. Though, I know for a fact, that I am still quite a while from holding myself to the high standards I see in my mind.


And finally, Third. With my wedding looming, and my life spiraling into trying to become a comfortable, aspiring adult, I can see different joys of the future on the horizon.


While I am almost to the point I want to be in life, it feels like I am so close that I can almost taste it, and the taste is good.


So, to finish out this vlog, I would like to commemorate this video with a goal that I hope to achieve within the next year, though, preferably much sooner.


That goal is to find the flowing water that I know resides in myself, and allow myself to become the water, to become the dedicated person I know that I can be, to find the solace inside, and outside of myself, to power through even the toughest of strife.


And with those words, I bid you, Good Day. :)