Before reading this, you'll probably have to watch this video before it can make any sense to you whatsoever...
I hate that I am having to write this. But I will do anyway for all those people in the LGBTQ community who I may have upset. I am not writing this for anybody who was rude or angry.
I knew my new video was going to be fairly controversial. I took a little breath before hitting publish as I knew I was about to brave a storm. Not because people would misjudge me, but because any topic featuring sexuality tends to get messy. However, never would I ever think people would think wrong of me, or believe that I thought sexuality was a choice.
My entire life I have grown up in a situation that I could never have the ability to control. I was sat in the middle of a family who have been scared, who have cried, who have drifted apart, who have come together, who have been misunderstood, or who have been forced to educate themselves - all because of sexuality. What kind of world do you think I live in if I believed that sexuality is an option when I have witnessed my own sister cry her eyes out because she doesn't feel accepted? Or cry her eyes out from relief because her 'secret' is finally free. For years I have been a shoulder to cry on for both sides of a story where acceptance was difficult. I know it, I see it, I feel it. I feel more than comfortable knowing that we live in a world where we are the way we are. I am comfortable enough about that to think that the video was harmless enough to share because people know the type of person I am... Perhaps not.
The author of the article, however, does not appear to be as comfortable. Somebody who takes the time to write an article on her reasoning for 'trying' the 'gay scene' does not strike to me as somebody who feels comfortable in doing so. Which is OK - I hope that one day she finds it. But writing reasons to the public about which sexuality is better than the other is something that should never be needed to do. We like who/what/how we like - and that is a big enough reason in itself.
As a Metro reader, I found the article humorous for that very reason. It almost felt like I was reading an advertisement on why people should consider changing their sexuality (as if we could). Naturally, as somebody who doesn't care for gender, I wanted to hear what she had to say. It was interesting for me to read something that sounded as though she needed to weigh out her options between choosing man or woman. Why she could not just feel what was right for her in her heart, I don't know. It seemed that writing about her experiment with sexuality was the same as reviewing a hotel room after a week long visit.
I apologise if I didn't make my opinion in the video clear enough. I was pretty naive to think that all of this went without saying. If there is anything else you'd like me to address, don't be afraid to speak up. I would just appreciate it more than ever, to not be told to educate myself over something which I believe is immensely accepted - in my life, on my channel, and in my heart.
I have been so busy working on my YouTube channel that I have been finding it difficult to find any blog post inspiration. My video idea notebook however, is stuffed, which ironically, inspired me to write a post on inspiration.
Inspiration is funny because it's one of those things that you don't realise you have until it's gone. It truly is the most powerful tool you can have and the most successful people on earth would not have conquered without it. So - how do we find it? I have cooked up a few of my own methods for finding inspiration to get the creative ball rolling!
My biggest inspiration by far, comes from watching success happen to other people. Surround yourself in people mastering the talents that you are working on yourself. Whatever it may be... read, watch, listen to, or research those that are busy chasing their dreams. If that doesn't inspire me to do the same thing that they are then nothing will!
Inspiration is impossible for me to grab if my head is cluttered and I'm not entirely sure what steps I need to be taking in order to reach my stepping stone goals. I recommend to get yourself a fancy planner (the prettier it is, the more excited you'll be to use it) to keep all your big plans and ideas down. A realistic order of when and how you want these ideas to happen (plan a, plan b, plan c...) is key. Analyse your plans/ideas from all angles! The more clear my plan of action is, the more inspired I will be to make it happen.
Christmas time means parties! I don't know if my friend hosts any, but this book is filled with a huge variety of alcoholic or mock cocktails for a gathering or just the one. I know that the person receiving this gift loves an alcoholic beverage so maybe this will encourage her to go professional? ;)