I just want to put it out there that I really appreciate each and every one of you. <3 The friends that I’ve made online these past couple years have been more supportive than many of my “proximal” friends at times, and I often feel like the luckiest girl in the world. It’s kind of funny how there can be a flux in mentality among people who’ve never met or talked to one another – but this week I’ve received several messages essentially saying “You’re famous!”
Why I, out of thousands of capable corset enthusiasts and experts, have been (relatively) plucked out of obscurity is beyond me – yet I’m glad to still be a small Youtube partner because I feel that I don’t have the same amount/kinds of grief and stress that larger partners have. As much as I can gripe about people spreading misinformation about corsetry or leaving downright cold-hearted comments on my social platforms, I have to admit that my “cross” is relatively easy to bear due to the small and specialized niche.
I’ve been receiving suggestions from many different people to branch out my channel in other ways – either focusing more on the mainstream beauty side of things, with hair and makeup tutorials, or to create more visually ‘interesting’ videos by modelling lingerie, both with the promise that my channel will explode with new popularity (or the threat that I will be surpassed by others and forgotten).
I can safely say that at this point, I am quite happy with the state of my channel and producing corsetry-focused videos with the occasional hair vid, and have no desire to veer from this – even if it means being left in the dust. There is nothing in this life – no deals that I can make or changes I create – that can guarantee my security here on the internet and I’m cool with this. There are a huge number of things that could cause my corseting adventures to come to an abrupt end – my work schedule could change; my financial situation could change; I could run into health problems that prevents me from corseting (I would never condone the unsafe use of corsets on myself or anyone else); or even Youtube could become an obsolete video hosting site someday. Or maybe winds of change will blow, and ebb-and-flow of interests will dictate that I’ll someday close this chapter of my life and open a new one. Humans are such fickle creatures.
Rest assured I am not planning for any of this to happen in the immediate future, but because life is unpredictable and “fame” (no matter how loose the term) is even more fleeting, I am appreciating my fortunate situation and the love and support I receive every step of the way. I hope to never let my fellow lacers/hair-growers/ranchers think I’ve taken them for granted for one second. Furthermore, although I am human and make mistakes, I pray that I will never give detrimental advice. Still, it is important to note that (especially when it comes to the internet) one should take ALL information with a grain of salt, and weigh it against their own intuition before accepting it as truth. This goes for my information as well – it is here at your disposal, for you to accept or reject.
It’s argued that it’s the temporary nature of life that gives it its beauty and sentiment, and that’s also how I feel about my place here. Like I said before, half a dozen very sweet people have placed me on a pedestal this week – but I’ve won no awards, and I don’t really consider myself to have drastically changed the world of corseting, so I’m not sure what brought this on or why I’m being so sentimental about it – but I have put my heart into my channel and this blog, and deeply appreciate that a few people have acknowledged this passion. At this moment, I love and appreciate every person and every experience that has brought me to this point in my life.
So… I guess all this is really just to say, “Thanks.”