Dreams Begin Small

Good evening friends.

I’m just sitting here, waiting for a youtube video to upload so I thought I’d take advantage of the time and write a blog post.

This past week we had what’s called the polar vortex, or as our weather man described it, stupid cold.  He wasn’t wrong really.  It was just so incredibly cold, we were all in amazement when our thermometers read -18, but windchill made it -45!!!  The town I live in shut down majority of businesses and that included the companies my husband and I work for.  I was very grateful for it, I just don’t think anyone needed to be out in that weather.  Maybe it’s because I’m pregnant now, but I was actually a bit nervous to travel in weather that cold.  My truck didn’t want to start, and I was nervous that being exposed in the parking lot, that it wouldn’t want to start at all when my shift ended.  Maybe I was worrying for nothing, but I just felt safer staying home, the products I sell, people could live without it for a day or two.

However, just because I was home for a few days in a row, didn’t mean I was lazing in bed the whole time. I was busy!  I edited a client’s wedding video from start to finish and it took 2 1/2 days, or roughly 18-20 hours when it was all said and done.  I tell ya, I loved every part of it.  I got up in the mornings, made some hot tea, ate breakfast, then came upstairs to our office and didn’t move for hours at a time.  I just focused on the video I was creating and got it completed.  It was so much fun creating it, I just love doing this!  I started my videography business in September 2018, and since then, I have done one baby shower and I’m about to do my third wedding in March.  I actually just met with my bride tonight for that.  I’ll be honest with you, if I could do this everyday for a living, I would do it in a heart beat.  Creating content for both my clients and my channel is the most fun thing I’ve ever done.  Each video is special and has a meaning behind it, and it’s just fun to look back on the things you’ve created and how you’ve improved with each video.

I think I’m writing to tell you that, dreams start small.  We may always say DREAM BIG but think about it, all these dreams just start small.  I did the my first 3 jobs for people I knew, but this next job I’m doing, I put myself out there, and got results!!  I was terrified too!  One day at my job, the bride I’m working with now, came into the store and bought something wedding related.  I can’t remember if I said something first about it or if she did.  I almost didn’t say anything, I almost just let her walk out the door and we both go about our way, but I didn’t, I went for it.  I waited almost for the last possible second, but I said, (most likely in an awkward way), “Hey, I’m not sure if you have a videographer yet, but if you are interested in one, I’d be more than happy to do it for you.  I’m just starting out, but I’ve done 2 weddings before this, and actually created my own wedding video.  Here’s my information, just incase you are interested.” 

I went for it.  It was scary, and brave all at the same time, and I got results.  I did it, and probably a month later, I got a message on facebook and it was from her, saying she was interested and she wanted more information.  I couldn’t believe it, someone wants to hire me!?  Someone I don’t know from before!!  I was honestly in amazement by it, and I’m still in amazement!!!  I’m just thankful for this opportunity and I’m excited to see where all my videography takes me throughout 2019.

Dreams start small, it’s just how it has to be.  You take one step and then another step, and then before you know it, you’re doing your dream, and it’s amazing.  I still have a long way to go before I’d call myself a professional videographer, but hey, I’m here filming weddings, getting paid for it, and getting better with each wedding I film.  I’m loving life and loving what creating a YouTube channel has done for me.  I never thought that almost 2 years ago, I would start to make a side job out of hitting the record button.  It’s a beautiful thing to see.

What is your dream?  Have you started small yet?  What steps do you need to take to start small in order to be big!!  You can do it, whatever it is, you can do it!!

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Have a great night everyone!

~xoxo Seneca

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Vacation Has Started!!

Yesterday evening I made it back to my childhood home in West Virginia, and my heart could not be happier.  There’s just something about coming home that just makes everything better.  I’m so thankful because my husband got to come with me this time as well, it doesn’t always happen that way because of his work schedule.

Last night we ate a delicious dinner with my parents, and it was nice to catch up with them the rest of the evening.  We gave them, their Christmas present and it was so nice, they LOVED it!!  So this whole week will be filled with giving my family their presents, and spending time with them.

Currently, I’m sitting on my bed, going through everyone’s youtube videos and catching up with what I’ve missed.  I’m not going to lie, I’ve just been awful at support through watching,  It breaks my heart, because I go on and on about how important support is, but I’m failing at my own pep talk.

I brought my dog & cat with me as I usually do, and my sweet Indy kitty is laying on the foot of my bed right now and he’s such a precious thing.  I think he’s happy to be back home too.  My mom has 2 kitties, so they play with each other, and it’s adorable.

I’m going to lunch soon with my cousin & hubby.  I’m driving up to WVU’s campus, which isn’t far from where I live.  It’s the first day of the spring semester, so I’m not quite sure what is going through my head right now, lol!  The traffic is just going to be crazy, with everyone there!  Luckily, I’m just picking her up, and then we are going to Chick-Fil-A!!  The best food ever created!!!!  I cannot wait!! 😉

It’s really just nice to sit and relax and not have to go anywhere or do anything.  I guess that’s why I just associate going back home, with going on ‘vacation’.

Well there’s just a super small blog for you!  I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about, but just wanted to say hello!

Hope you are having a great day!!

Thanks for reading!
~xoxo Seneca

Let’s be friends!
Twitter: @Seneca_Red
YouTube Channel: Seneca Red Vlogs

Ramblings.

I’ve been trying to figure out ALL week what I wanted to write about.  It’s not that I didn’t want to write a post this week, but I think, like everything, I get super overwhelmed because there are SO many different things I want to write about.   But instead of writing about one of those 20 or so things I thought about writing about, this is just probably going to be super random.

I’m trying to find some good writing music and I’m failing… I even looked up blog playlists on Spotify.  I haven’t found anything good yet.  Speaking of Spotify, hopefully the same day this goes live, I’ll have my newest YouTube video up on my channel which is about exposing my Spotify!  I’m excited to share this one.  I put a poll out on my twitter asking if people want to see the ending, and how it gets really real at the end despite it being a fun video.  Everyone responded yes to that, so I’m leaving that footage in there.  I mean, hey, it’s part of who I am, and I want to be as genuine and real on my channel as possible. 🙂

I’ve been in a funk lately…it’s ties back to my post from last week.  I’m feeling even more drawn to these new adventures and opportunities.  I MUST continue to pray and listen to what He has for me.  His was is best, always.  I’m one to get very excited over things and love giving it my all, I hate when I have to split things.  Ron Swanson or Leslie Knope, someone off parks and rec once said “Don’t half ass two things, whole ass one”.  I try not to cuss much if at all, but I think that quote has some truth behind it.  I cannot spread myself too thin between all my projects/work I have.  I definitely need to get better at balancing it all.

Tomorrow is Sunday, (whoo Saturday night blogging!) and I’m excited!  It really feels so long since last Sunday and I feel like I barely remember anything that happened from this week!  I’m excited for Sunday, but I go into work at 3, and just the fact that I don’t have unlimited time after church will hinder a lot of my day.  I am just horrible when it comes to thinking about that type of stuff.  On days where I don’t work until 1 in the afternoon, I psych myself out and I convince myself I can’t start anything or invest too much in a project because I have no time to work on it.  Even if I wake up at like 8am. I hate the feeling of being rushed, but I feel I do it to myself.

I’d like to start doing some challenges to myself just to see how they go.  I watched a YouTube video from a twitter acquaintance the other day, and it was about her waking up at 5am every day!  It was intense, poor thing she looked so sleepy, but good for her for being dedicated and getting things done!  You can watch her video here.  That’s something I want to do!!  I need to be better at a lot of things.  Like for instance, maybe on day challenge myself to do two major things off my cleaning list, or just force myself to put away the clean dishes in the morning right when I get up, or force myself to wash the dishes right away after dinner instead of waiting until the next day or something like that?  I don’t know, part of my is just rambling right now.  Sorry, for the randomness…I knew when I started this blogging adventure, I would treat it like a journal on occasion…this is definitely one of those occasions.

*Update-I found good music to listen too! :)*

The word rebrand isn’t the word I’m looking for when it comes to my YouTube channel, but I definitely want to change things up a bit.  I would like to change my cover art for my channel home page.  I would like to get an intro created for every video.  I also should probably redo my channel trailer, I made it in January of this year, so it sill says stuff about getting engaged and I feel it’s outdated now??  I truly just wish I could give YouTube 100% and be completely focused on that, and take the extra day to edit more precisely or be able to take the time to learn a more advanced editing program (although I really do love iMovie!)  It’s just so much fun to me, and I love that my subs have been going up and I have 3 or 4 videos with over 150 views!  That’s so unreal to me! 🙂

I also need to create THE video, the video I just haven’t made yet.  For multiple reasons, but like I said before, I want to be as open and honest about who I am on my channel, and something happened almost 9 years ago, that I’m finally ready to talk about and discuss on my channel.  I went to college for psychology and I just love to help people and I feel that what I went through at such a young age, and how it’s effected me throughout the past 9 years can really help others.  I hope so at least.

*sigh* it’s 10:47pm right now, and I should go to bed.  I did move upstairs so I could sit comfortably in bed to write this and just focus.  I would love an unlimited supply of hot apple cider right now and be surrounded by like 1000 more pillows and just write and create.  BUT my husband just came to bed and he’s all chatty lol My work schedule really hinders us spending time together on a regular basis.  I’m not always 9-5:30, like I said before I’m sometimes 1-9:30….and then poor Matt has to get up pretty early for work, so he needs to go to bed early, so he’s either in bed when I get home or we have maybe 2 1/2-3 hours of hangout time before he needs to go to bed.   I try to go to bed when he does, not for any particular reason, but I feel bad he has to get up early, so I feel I’m being supportive in some way?  Gosh, I’m rambling SO badly right now, so I guess I should sign off.  I do appreciate you listening to my rambles! If you’re still here!  🙂

Tomorrow is going to be a long day…we have a store reset for work, and I’m feeling just so unprepared…  Hopefully it will go smoothly.  We had inventory last week so switching mindsets from inventory to store reset is basically the day light savings time of retail.

Thank you again for reading!  I appreciate you!  Drop a fun comment if you’d like! 🙂

~xoxo Seneca

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