I got a comment a few days ago that really bothered me. It wasn’t because the person said anything rude or hateful at all. It was actually the opposite. They asked me why my life “looks way better and enjoyable than” theirs. This completely caught me off guard because my life is definitely not always happy 24/7. People have always said they like my vlogs because they’re “real” and “raw” but if someone thought my life was awesome and happy 24/7 just from watching my vlogs, I felt like I needed to put a disclaimer somewhere in the description stating that this is a very short summary of a very long week.
There are roughly 12 awake hours in a day. That’s 84 hours if you times 12 by every day of week I vlog for. My vlogs are only about 15-30 minutes long. NOT EVEN a full hour of one of the days I vlog for. There are so many things that stress me out and make me unhappy during the day. Work can cause me anxiety, editing can stress me out, people can be mean and piss me off. This goes for everyone else in the world. You, me, YouTubers, social media influencers, celebrities, EVERYONE. You have to remember that the bits of their lives that those people let you see isn’t their whole life.
I pick up the camera to update YouTube and my future self on what I was doing at that particular moment. I pick up the camera when something fun happens that I want to remember and relive in the future. I don’t think anyone in the middle of an argument would suddenly stop and think, “Oh! I need to vlog this! Hold that thought while I get my camera.”
My point is that you should never feel bad about your life just because someone else’s looks more fun, enjoyable, or aesthetically pleasing than yours. No one is perfect and they’d be lying if they said they were.
I hope you’re having the most lovely day.