The Story So Far Part 2

        It’s been a while since I posted on this blog. A while back I decided to start this blog to increase my writing skills for a larger, more exciting project. While it was short lived, I did enjoy writing in it.

With that said, I am going to be posting every Sunday from now on to continue with that idea.

If you haven’t read the first part of “The Story so Far,” I recommend you do.

Summer- 2016

        The summer of 2016 was one of the most busy summers of my life. Not because of YouTube, but because of the upcoming semester of school, or my first semester of college. Everyday during the summer I would wake up at 10 A.M. to record videos, and not just one, about five every day. The rest of the day until 2 A.M. was spent mostly on editing these videos or being out with friends and family. Like all things, the joy of recording and editing quickly came to an end. I stopped enjoying the constant work of editing and became easily stressed by it. What may have caused this sudden change is still something I myself is trying to figure out.

Becoming a First Semester Freshman- 2016/2017

        My first semester in college was a breeze, None of my classes at the time were hard/challenging. On my free time I played games, edited videos, posted to YouTube and promoted my channel.  During this time I was dorming at my college, but because of the slow internet, blockages on games, and restrictions in the building, I couldn’t connect or play with friends. This created problems for me, I wanted to play games with people I knew and as a result of this I quickly began hating the dorms. By the end of the semester I made a decision that I wouldn’t want to dorm anymore after the year was over.

Second Semester- 2017

        After my first semester at school I had thought to myself “This semester should be as easy as the last.” I couldn’t have been anymore wrong. The entire semester was full of struggles and near fails in two classes due to the workload and professors. To keep myself ready for these classes I cut down the time I would spend making YouTube videos. Everyday I studied hours on end to learn what was happening in each of my classes, but overall, I had no idea what I was doing. I ended up passing all of my classes by a fluke, I hadn’t learned anything that I could understand during the semester.

Summer- 2017

        The summer of 2017 was spent working. My main source of money during the summer was contracting, flipping, and repairing houses. While it was great at the time, I had given up on YouTube and entertainment for the summer to focus on things I actually wanted to do. It was the first time in three years I felt free from constraints. No more editing, recording, or worrying about building up a community that would support and follow. It was nice, for a time.

        As time went on, I felt the need to do more with my free time. I had remembered one of my friends streamed when he had the time to and thought to myself “Why not try it.” Around mid June, I began streaming with my friend under the name “ChiliCheeseHat,” ridiculous name and ridiculous idea, I know. The early beginnings were of me wearing a cheese hat on stream while playing Minecraft with my closest friend. It was fun while it lasted, but life quickly took hold of me, forcing me to work around a more… busy schedule. Even though I had to stop streaming until early September, I craved more, I wanted to continue streaming. I had enjoyed it so much at the time that I saw it as an opportunity for me to grow, not only as a person, but to grow a new, kind and caring community.

Third Semester- 2017/2018 -The End of Engineering-

        At the start of the third semester I became so fixated on beginning my stream, so much to the point where I began disregarding the stuff that had been taught in my classes. I began only studying 4 days before tests, and when I did study before hand I had no idea what I was looking at or reading. There were two classes that I had been worried about the entire semester, to make a long story short, I received a D in both classes. What didn’t help was that in one of those classes the professor gave test questions that he had never discussed or gone over. Due to these classes my GPA dropped from a nice 3.5 down to a 2.4 (out of a 4.0 scale), and as a result I was put on “watch” by my school.

        Soon before the semester had ended I decided that Engineering wasn’t for me. Despite the fact that I didn’t study, the classes I had passed were tough for me in general. In most of these classes I needed extra help, or just didn’t understand the content that was being taught. I even went as far as to teach myself and read the textbooks that were handed out. I realized that I needed something more physical, something more hands on.

Major Change- 2018

        Once I had realized I needed something more hands on I looked to the Aircraft Technician major. This major features a more hands on approach to my learning; making me buy tools, physically work on planes, inspect retired parts of planes, etc. The reality is, I could go on and on about the major and how much I love what I’m doing now, but After just one semester of classes, and a few moments of self doubt, I took a moment to look back on what I had learned. I loved it, every aspect, every moment, even the tests, and learning about everything, there wasn’t a single thing I didn’t enjoy. For the first time ever I was finally able to enjoy school, for the first time in my life I’m doing something where I can say “I’m happy to learn about this.”

Streaming/Summer- 2018

       I continued streaming through the semester and into the summer, and there have been ups and downs, but that’s all a part of it. The main thing is that I’m enjoying everything about life right now. I’m keeping myself busy via Twitch, YouTube, and now dedicated every Sunday towards a blog post. I have a great community that’s supportive, helpful, and kind all thanks to twitch. Me and a group of my friends have started recording videos together and plan to meet up once a week to record. Things couldn’t be going better as of right now. One thing I’ve realized however is that It’s important to stay busy. When I’m not I’m stressed, and think that there is more that can be done.

Thank You for taking the time to read this post. Like I said, I will be posting every Sunday from now on. If you haven’t already, please feel free to come and check out my YouTube and Twitch channels.

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A Great Week

In this blog I will be over viewing the entire week in sections. This has by far been one of the best weeks of my life and I want to make an entry about it.

Monday:

Nothing much really happened on Monday except for getting the chance to record during the school day. We had 10 periods in our school each 41 mins long. 8th-10th period I had free so I got the chance to go home and record during the day while no one was home. It Felt good.

Tuesday:

The day moved quickly after taking a test and 2 finals in the same day. (Physics, Economics, English) I was sure I had failed the Physics test and the English as well mainly because I had no understanding of what was going on in the book in English and had no idea what Physics was all about. Once the day had ended I  went home and debated on posting a video. I had a video ready for the next day but none prepared for Tuesday. While debating on posting it I got a message from Frvmework (who is a YouTuber I look up to and follow with 10k+ Subscribers). Nothing really vague, in fact it was kind of straightforward and surprised the hell out of me. “I don’t usually tell you guys before the video is up” was what he said. After that I posted the video out of pure excitement. I felt the need to make my videos 10 times better than what they were already. I wanted to give everyone an entertaining first video to come to. With the excitement of the shoutout I found my self helping my mother with cleaning out old files in the backroom. When I checked my phone I had seen the video was posted and my phone was filled with notifications. Quickly I got to answering almost all of the comments but there were was just too many to answer. I tried my best to get back to everyone before I went to sleep that night

Wednesday :

After the excitement on Tuesday the week went on and kept getting better. Weds was the 2nd to last day of school and to my surprise a relatively busy one. Nonetheless we got out grades for the finals and tests back. I had passed Economics with a 90 and Physics with a 72 (Now that doesn’t sound like a good grade to most people but I had a consistent score of 50-60 on all the tests so I was ecstatic) It was the first time I actually felt confident in myself in a while. Me and my friend Sebastian (OrangeYoshiKid on YouTube) went out and bought some “celebration” snacks. The only downside to this day was that the line to get a yearbook was insane. I was pretty disappointed with the yearbook as a whole. It was bland and reeked of favoritism. I was only in it once in my actual yearbook picture. Not even my senior quote was in it, which I didn’t care about really I was just happy to be getting out of this school. I didn’t bother to store it away safely, I plan to burn it in 10 years when my mother can’t try and convince me to keep it. I want nothing to remember from this school.

Thursday:

Today was the last day of classes, I could not wait for it to be over and I only actually went to 2 classes out of the 6 I have. It had gotten to the point where all I was thinking about was leaving. However I had to wait for my girlfriend to go to her classes for review. I only signed exactly 11 yearbooks and that was all I wanted to sign. I only care about 10 people in my entire grade and had a mental list of people. I only signed the 11th one because he was a friend of my friend who I had been close with a few years prior. The day moved very slow and the only thing I had on my mind was getting home and answering comments on YouTube. This year was a joke and I cannot wait to graduate and never see many of these people ever again.I will never attend a high school reunion as long as I live because

  1. I hate my grade
  2. My grade all hates eachother

My grade couldn’t get a single person to agree to hold pre-prom at their house… It’s that bad but still does not affect me. I didn’t attend prom this year. I decided to go with my girlfriends grade because they can all agree on one thing, my grade is full of morons.

Friday:

Tomorrow I have off of school to relax before the regents exams next week. Hopefully I can pass them, I have after all been studying like crazy for these tests. I will be recording again and trying to make it as entertaining as I possibly can.

End:

The best part of this entire year was watching the YouTube channel grow and become bigger than I had imagined it to ever become. That was truly the highlight of my entire senior year. YouTube is something I love and I truly hope I can continue this in the future during college and maybe one day make it a full time job if I ever get the opportunity. Sounds crazy I know. Chances of that are low but a person could hope.

That’s all for today. I will try to get back to this next week but in the meantime I really need to study for the exams. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Hope you all have a great day!

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Favorite Time of the Month

Welcome to the blog! Let’s just jump right into it! For those who don’t know about the channel click the link to go explore some content!

For the most part my months are relatively bland, I run a gaming channel so most of what I do is kind of repetitive, it’s the same cycle again and again. DOOM, then Dead Space, DOOM, Dead Space, let’s throw in some funny moments, Gmod, Tubetycoon ect. There is one time of the month I look forward to the most. The very first week.

The first week of the month is what I like to call “Indie Gaming Week.” I started this series back in February and made it a monthly thing. Not too little and not too much. You may ask “Why is this so important?” Well to you maybe it isn’t but to me, well it keeps me somewhat sane. When you have to play the same 2 games over and over again it begins to get to you so this is a bit of a refresher to show that there are more than just the 2 games out there.

During Indie Gaming Week I put all of my series to the side and choose off a website called “Gamejolt” an indie game a day to play. This event is more for the developers so that I can give them some tips on what to do, what I thought about the game and overall shoot to help them out. At the same time it’s also for the people who love watching indie games on YouTube. It’s the one time of the month where I feel like I can let loose and go off topic from the game I’m playing.

I love indie games, most of the time they are much different than most games and give me an opportunity to play genuine games that others worked hard on. I wish I could play them all in a week but unfortunately that isn’t possible.

Thank you for reading this blog. It was shorter than the rest of mine I know, but I wanted to keep this one short for reasons.

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