Friday, July 10, 2015

My Secret Hobby

Remember when I said that I had an announcement? It isn't that I am going to resign from teaching, and it definitely isn't that I am pregnant (surely, that was the first thought amongst some of you… don't lie).

I have a hobby that no one knows about, and it kind of grew to a point where it became almost odd if I mentioned it after the fact. So, I just didn't say anything to anyone. An innocent omission?

Anyway, my hobby is that I make YouTube videos. I have made countless friends, and just kind of love being creative in a different way… a way that doesn't require me to spend $50 on supplies to make a Pinterest copied project. 

So, rather than explain what I do or why, I thought I would share some of my personal top favorite videos.

Hunter visiting Henry in the NICU was one of the sweetest moments that I have ever witnessed, and thinking to record it, but also sharing that sweet moment was something that meant so much to me. This is still one of Hunter's favorite videos to watch!

There are also moments like these. Hunter helped me decorate the tree on the back porch, and while I meant to speed it up to some fun Christmas music, I kept it long and real. He was so talkative that night, and those are memories that I probably would have forgotten and I not picked up this little hobby. 

Charlotte's process of learning to crawl wasn't any more exciting on camera than off, but since I had made a few friends on YT and gotten more in the habit of recording the ins and out of our days, I had a nice little progression of her first army crawls to her perfecting the skill!

Announcing that I am pregnant with Henry. I wanted to be a little sneaky about my announcement, but this video really showed how excited my new 'YouTube' friends were and it was nice to feel the love after learning of our fun little surprise!

One unexpected memory that my hobby has captured was not really a fun one, but a real one. The day started as any other day, and ended with me in tears. I lost my dog, Bailey, and happened to be vlogging the day. Again, a day where love from my friends was a lifesaver.