It's hard to remember sometimes that the people who entertain us daily on Youtube are real people too. They go to the supermarket, they pay bills, they have their hearts broken and sometimes they just feel lost and confused. Recently (possible yesterday, I'm not sure when the video was posted) Jenna posted a video called Draw My Life. In the video she explains about her entire life up until the present, and does it through pictures with a narration. It's a really cool idea, and honestly must have taken forever to actually put together.
At one point, she talks about how she got involved with Youtube, and after meeting all the people who lived on the other side of the country in LA, saved up enough money to move out there with her boyfriend at the time, Max. But recently, Jenna and Max's relationship unfortunately came to an end. By this point in the video, this is about the fourth or fifth time Jenna has mentioned that things got really hard, and was sad.
For this next part, I just need to quote the video. I can't say that in any better words than she did.
I quote: "As you guys know, Max and I broke up about four months ago. It was really sad, and it's been really hard. 'Cause I don't really know anyone here. But life is complicated and you never know what's gonna happen but, if it's meant to be it'll be, and if it's not, it won't. But, now I'm sad Jenna again and I don't know what I'm doing and I think if I had it all figured out I would be doing something wrong because I think it makes it so that you can't grow. You have to be confused in life or else you won't grow. All I know is that Youtube makes me really happy. And all of you make me really happy. And without your love and support I would be lost."
The maturity and honesty in this video is awesome. It's things like this that show a person's true character, what they're really like, that they struggle too and they go through difficult times and that even when you feel like you can't go on that there is always another tomorrow for you and another door, and that the hard things makes you a better person and help you grow. It's life.
Here's my two cents, because I'm a thinker and I like thinking about that stuff. I wrote this in a note on my phone this morning after watching the vid: Life isn't about what's fair and what's not. It's about finding something meaningful to you and someone that you love and sticking with it through everything and anything, following your dreams and not losing the passion for what you love and who you care for. There will always be challenges, there will always be mistakes, and you will get hurt sometimes. It's the ability to pick yourself back up and keep going that makes it all worth it.
Video below, definitely worth a watch. Skip to 6:30 to see the part I'm talking about: