I did a brave.
I have been wanting to talk on camera for a looooong time. Partly because it looked like it might be a fun way to share thoughts, and partly because it TERRIFIES me, and therefore somehow also appeals to me.
(I dunno, man, anxiety is weird.)
And also because I think there’s something extra intimate and real and connecty about video. I’ve known from the start that I would eventually want to include video in my blog to connect with you guys and share through more than one medium.
So yeah. I talked on camera in my Instagram stories on Monday.
And then I felt so proud of myself that I wanted to tell you about it here, because I know not everyone is on Instagram.
So I converted the Stories to two short unlisted videos on YouTube so that I can embed them here to show you.
Because YES, I really am that nerdy and extra.
Here’s the first video, where I was practically peeing from nerves:
Sadie’s Big Quiet Hello
I got SO many sweet, supportive comments, and most of them were from people who felt the exact same way. It was incredibly validating and encouraging.
And then I went grocery shopping, and had a bit of a social debacle, and decided to just ride the confidence boost I had from the first video and share again (my phone buzzes at the beginning — sorry!):
Grocery Cart Story
That’s meeeee! Now you know how I look and talk and sound. The second video is way more natural and “me.”
I want to do this again. I mean, I will do this again, on Instagram.
Is video something that you’d like to see on here sometimes?
Let me know what you think! 🙂 🙂 🙂
I’m calling this a Recovery and Bravery Win. Not just for me, but for anyone who struggles with shyness and/or social anxiety. Because believe me, if *I* can get to this point, anyone can.
YOU can. xoxo
Okay. Now. Please go say nice and supportive things in the comments or in some other way because I guarantee that when I publish this, I will instantly start to feel a vulnerability hangover set in. Now. Right now.