On this day in 2005 the first YouTube video was posted* but when I woke up at 6:30AM that’s not what I was thinking about. I was far too busy rushing out the door en route to my second dose of the Covid vaccine.
Due to high local demand, in order to get the first dose I had to travel across the state. That five-hour drive had been hot and emotional. Was happy to be getting my second dose closer to home? Yes… but mostly, I was just excited to be vaccinated.
Like everyone, I’ve spent a lot of time wondering and daydreaming about what happens when the Tyga “Bored In the House” days are finally behind us. Here’s what I know: I intend to follow my heart more. To hug my peeps more. To stop waiting for the right time or as Oprah says, “Use your best stuff”. And while the wait has been exceptionally challenging, I am truly excited for the future.
As such, I decided that today’s vaccination should be a low-key celebration. I finally began listening to the newest Taylor Swift album. I picked up a venti matcha green tea latte**. I popped into to T.J.Maxx for new nail polish ~ and that’s where I found a surprise.
Hidden in the back of a magenta makeup display I spied a heavily discounted heart-shaped ring light. Looking over the box, I began to think about how important creating is to me and just how lucky I am to have found the #InternetMagic this creator community brings to my life.
Later at home with the new light beside me, I re-discover that today is anniversary of the first published YouTube video and learned that it is also the inaugural International #CreatorDay hosted by my great friends over at TubeBuddy.
This new event is a celebration of what creators have done, what creators can do, and who creators are as a community! Be sure to check out the hashtags: #CreatorDay, #CreatorsWhoInspire, & #WhyICreate to see how people are celebrating online.
So here I am. Inspired, fully vaccinated, and with a newly glowing heart, I think it’s finally time to get back to YouTube. As such, new Amara In Seattle videos are coming with the start of May!
Have you ever found something that perfectly inspired you at just the right time? Let me know ⬇️
Happy International Creator Day & Best Adventures Rockstars,
Amara In Seattle
* Here’s a quick CNN Business piece about the 1st YT Video.
**Yes, I know this is a confusing beverage title but alas that is what Starbucks calls this beverage, at least here in the states.
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