The loveliest family on YouTube

In this day and age it is quite hard to find people who can truly be real. Sadly, there is still a lot of hate and judgement in this world which is now so fragile. Young generations don’t deserve to be surrounded by this fog of negativity. Yet, through all of this, there are still some bright lights. In my years of watching YouTubers, I’m not going to lie, I’ve stumbled upon a lot of people who weren’t that inspirational, some who used the platform to spread negative thoughts. For years and years I’ve searched for YouTubers who can give me strength, who can make me laugh, who can spread encouragement and creativity, and most of all, people who appreciate small things the most.

Lindy(Bubzbeauty), Zoe (Zoella), Alfie Deyes (PointlessBlog), Lilly (Superwoman) and Sasha Alsberg (Abookutopia) were actually among the only ones that I considered true, kind and inspirational from the numerous YouTubers I’ve watched over the past 3 years. That is until I found The Michalaks’ channel which at that time was still Hannah’s main channel. I completely fell in love with their little family. They never tried to be perfect, that wasn’t their purpose. I think this is why I love them so much. Their character, kind souls, funny jokes( YES STEF, I LOVE YOUR JOKES) and their unconditional love for small things and their son just warmed my heart. There is something special about this family and I feel incredibly lucky that I’ve had the privilege to watch their journey from the moment Grayson was born. e9ecf7ee1053f83096a78aa9a4082ba8

There aren’t words to describe how much they’ve inspired me to enjoy each moment, to appreciate art more and ultimately start my own YouTube channel. They genuinly love and appreciate every single one of their followers. We really need more people like them to make our day, who want to spread only love. Stef’s unique montages are something I’ve never seen before and Hannah’s kindness is just so bright. These people deserve everything the life has to offer and even more because they change people from all over the world. Hannah, Stef, you will never know how much a part of our lives you are and I hope that you will never stop doing what you love. I almost cried when I found out Hannah was pregnant because truly there isn’t a more deserving family than The Michalaks.

 

Spread ONLY love, NOT hate

 

PS: JUST WATCH THIS, IT WILL MAKE YOUR DAY

The Michalaks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Ex6mz9I0DS92uVoW6pfSg

Reality

When you’re a kid you don’t really understand what it means to be a grown up. In fact, you cannot wait for that day to come sooner. Any child wants to be able to eat sugar at any time they want, or go to sleep past their bedtime. Throughout the years we watched our parents be independent and we always believed they could do anything they wanted. We couldn’t wait to grow up so we could be just like them. And so we patiently wait, dreaming about the adult life filled with freedom, independence, adventure and thrill.

Reality is something that we, as children, could not really understand. Childhood is, as I call it a “fairy tale”, an escape from reality. We are loved and sheltered by our parents and we lived in complete ignorance of what is actually going on in this world. It wasn’t our fault of course. Any child should be able to have that escape, to only worry about their toy collection or having someone to play with, to be oblivious of the bad parts. And so, the circle of life continues. With every passing year the child starts to change. They become more aware of their surroundings and once the teenage years come along they start experiencing new emotions, good and bad: love, passion, moodiness, anxiety, depression. I think these are truly the starting point of our journey to adulthood because for the first time we get a glimpse that things are not as perfect as they seemed to be. You start contemplating about your past, your childhood and realise that hey, that part of our life was pretty amazing.

My first glimpse of reality was when I had to decide what I was going to do with my life. When I was little, I always had this idea in my mind that I wanted to be an actress, and then a comic artist, and then a designer. If only I knew back then that it wasn’t so easy. When I actually had to choose which path I should take I felt like I was being trapped into a dungeon, a very cold and lifeless dungeon. Fear quickly made its way too. It was the first time that I understood that life is not a game, and you have to choose your next move carefully. Even after I finished high school I wasn’t completely aware that yes, I was finally an adult. As I entered in University, life seemed better than ever. I found this new freedom thrilling, challenging. It was exactly what I needed. But freedom brings more than just thrill and adventure. It opens the door to the real world. Now you are in charge of your life and whether you like it or not, it will have many difficulties.

You now are mature enough to see the reality, to be aware of the good and the bad parts. There is a whole world out there that we have yet to know, a world which may not have the same privileges as us. Reality is imperfect and because of this, many people aren’t always blessed like the rest of us. The world is much more than just your family, friends, town or country. This is what it means to be an adult, to fight for what you want, to survive failure and rise from the ground because boy, once you do, nothing can stop you.

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Always love, not hate

Seasons change, and I’m changing too…

 

I’ve been really struggling lately to express my thoughts into words. Every single time I would try to write something I would fail, even if in the back of my mind I had a world filled with words that wanted to say. It was like I couldn’t be myself anymore. It got to a point where I believed that I won’t be able to write again and I hated the idea because my ocean of words never really vanished or faded away, I just simply didn’t know how to access it anymore.

My life has been a series of transitions this past year. For one thing, I’ve officially entered the world of adulthood as I am now a University student. Though I’ve wished for this moment for the past year and a half, when it actually started I’ve found myself being more confused. The transition from high school to University was one of the biggest changes I’ve ever had to face and I’m still in that process. The first week of University filled my mind with numerous questions such as “Am I able to accumulate so much information?” “Am I good enough to get my degree?” “Am I ready for this?”. With all these questions though, I’ve never felt that I didn’t belong there. I was able to find people who share the same interests as I do, who understand me in so many ways and also teachers who are willing to expand our world of knowledge. I’ve also started doing YouTube videos this past August. A dream finally came true. For years I’ve wondered if I should do it or not. I’ve doubted myself, that I will be able to put myself out there. You know what they say: you are your worst enemy. In the end, indeed, I could and this experience brought me a new passion and also brought me out of my comfort zone.

As the seasons change, I’m changing along with them. I’m maturing and becoming a woman. I’ve promised myself that throughout all of this I’ll never let go of my childhood self, that I’ll cherish it until the end because after all, it’s the purest part of ours, whether you like to admit it or not. Our journey is based on changes. Without them, we’ll never grow.

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“I’m not stubborn. My way is just better”

via Daily Prompt: Stubborn

 

Imagine that there is this minion within you wanting to control every decision you ever make and every opinion you ever have. That little minion’s name is Stubbornness. He usually likes to stick with his own opinion and never listen to others even when what he believes or says is not true. For example, one person could try to share their thoughts and knowledge but you just refuse to accept them because you believe in other ideas. This comes as a disadvantage for you as you’ll be grounded even more in your own little world.

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In 2014 on Christmas break my best friend was trying to convince me to go ice skating. I didn’t know how to but she promised that she would teach me. Having my introverted side unleashed, I kept telling her that I don’t really want to. Also, I didn’t know how it was going to be and different scenes like me having to watch while the rest of the people had fun kept coming into my head.  ended up going eventually and I’ve never had s much fun in a while. I even learned how to ice skate, all because I didn’t let my stubbornness get in the way. My best friend helped a lot too. She never gave up on me because she knew that I would have fun. She taught me to not be afraid to try new things and I’m always going to be grateful for that.

Moral of the story, don’t let stubbornness get in the way. I had to learn this the hard way but I was lucky because I had a great best friend who still pushes me to try new things. If you don’t try you’ll never know.

“Hope begins with the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you never give up”

 

 

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It all changes with time

Time, could be your ally or your worst enemy. You keep counting on it when you really want to escape for example, a really bad situation that you’re in. You just keep telling yourself: “Well time heals everything, I just have to be patient.”  Time brings changes, whether you like them or not. We keep forgetting sometimes that with time, we change as well, we become the people we are meant to be. This also applies to friendships. Some are meant to last forever, others are just going to disappear at the most unexpected times.

I was attending my childhood friend’s birthday party a couple of days ago. We have a really strange relationship when we tease each other(not because of romantic reasons ), fight like an old married couple and also care about the other in our own way. There was one moment in the past when it was just me and him and I loved the fact that I was a person that he could rely on to share secrets, insecurities and dreams. I thought that it was going to be like this forever and that our unique friendship will last forever. I guess i was wrong partially.

While his mom was bringing the cake, I looked around the room and saw all of the people he now has in his life, the people he now puts his trust in.We all sang happy birthday to him and wished him happiness. Seeing all those people wishing him well made me realise that I was no longer that person he always went to when he needed someone to talk. He no longer tells me anything really. Sure when we hang out sometimes and it all seems like before but in reality it’s nothing like it. It is bitter sweet to see that friendship changing. I sometimes find myself wishing it was all like before, that he didn’t push me away, that he still entrusts me with all his thoughts. One good thing that came out of this is his new friends. I always wished for him to be surrounded by people who actually cared and I really hope that his new friends are there for him.

Time changes everything, and even though we may lose some things in the process all you need to remember is that everything happens for a reason.It’s never going to be the same but you have to accept the idea that maybe this needed to happen. Each challenge sets your path towards the person you are going to be. Don’t ask “why”, just trust that everything is happening in order for you to grow.