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Realising some things...

This blog post will be a mush of several things. Enjoy at your own risk.. :-)

1) Concerning YouTube; whenever I've made videos, I haven't really, honestly given them much thought. I've stood in front of a camera and talked, this produces various results... mainly average or mediocre at best - what I'm really saying is, they've just been things that I've done, I've not given it much thought and they're not something that I have really been proud of doing. BUT after scripting, filming, editing and uploading this (it opens up in a new window) video... I realised that I was proud of it. Really, really proud; the stuff that I was saying actually got through to people, and people agreed. I want to take more time with my videos and actually think about the content, rather than doing "turn-on-camera-aaaand-GO" videos.

2) Concerning myself and others; I'm not going to dwell on this too much, but all I want to say is that I've realised that sometimes - even when I feel really crappy and sad - I'm not the only human in the world, and no matter how warped my perception is that day, I need to remember that other people are hurting too and that how I act can upset them too!

3) Concerning money; It can get spent fast - really fast! But I've been lucky enough to buy some lovely things this month! I now have a flip camera, a Ukulele and I've managed to book train tickets for a London Gathering that are opposite my boyfriend on the train. It's trickling away quickly though... Eek!

4) Concerning Yu-Gi-Oh!; Having never played the card game myself, or ever watched people play it, and my only experience of Yu-Gi-Oh! had ever come from "Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series", I didn't expect it to require so much logical thinking, or skill, or patience, or evilness, or maths. It was fun too! I've watched my friends play it a couple of times... and today I attempted to play it myself (yes, I was bad... I had to be told everything... /sigh). It's something that I hope to play more of in the future.

5) Concerning coffee; I've never liked coffee. Now I have a mocha or two a day and I'm beginning like lattes. This isn't good, people, not good at all! I will leave you with that thought of Claire + coffee...

So yes, I've realised rather a lot of things this week... and it's been an up and down week too. But all in all, it's been pretty damn awesome. As our good friend Gus says, "I'm on a roller-coaster that only goes us, my friend!"

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