2018 is over and a brand new year is upon us once again. Welcome to 2019!
2018 was a fantastic year that started off wonderfully. For the first time in my life, I got to experience a romantic relationship that truly changed my life. It did end after seven months, but there was major learning throughout the entire experience, including the breakup.
I’ve made significant changes since then. I’ve learned important life lessons to be more confident and loving. The anxiety I had at the core of my being vanished during my time with the man I fell in love with. And even though we will no longer be together, these lessons stuck with me and I am glad I could share my time with him. I’m even grateful that we ended things when we did because I would not have been able to learn these lessons otherwise.
Also in 2018 I became a vegan. I was vegetarian for many years, and slowly made the change over the past year and realized that it wasn’t going to be any harder to eat the foods I love since I wasn’t really eating animal products anyway. All I had to do was just not buy certain things anymore. This was after the realization that every choice I make has a consequence. If I decide to buy anything at the store, whether it comes from an animal or not, then I am assume the consequences of how that item got to where it is. That’s when I realized that buying any animal product was in direct conflict with the very thing I teach, which is positivity and enlightenment. It didn’t make any sense for me to continue harming animals for a short meal here and there. I even made a decision to no longer purchase or support companies that are subsidiaries of the handful of companies that own the world’s food supply.
I also started a gaming channel, Asphodel Gaming. If you love video games, check it out! I would love to branch out what I’m playing, but that costs money and we’re get to that in just a moment. If you love games, and you love me, then you’ll love my gaming channel. I kept putting it off, but what exactly did that accomplish? Nothing. So, I just decided it was time and jumped on in and started streaming. You can also follow me on Twitch, which is my primary place of streaming.
Another goal I accomplished just in 2018 was one-on-one coaching. If you have any sort of problem, and are seeking my help, I will have a one-on-one with you. I would love to offer this for free, but due to the monetary system which controls all our lives, I have to charge. My rates are on my website.
I’m branching out with confidence now, learning proper communication skills. I realize the roll by which I am here to fulfill. I’ve always known this roll, but when you are in the backseat, yet driving at the same time, this goal becomes foggy. That is the reason why there is more success with the opposition, because that is what this universe favors. Nevertheless, even knowing this truth, that will not change my role. It is you all who have benefitted, and make it possible. That is why I’m truly grateful for my supporters on Patreon, my YouTube members, and even those who have contributed on Minds and PayPal.
There are some people who look at my subscribers and views and think I make videos just for numbers, trying to get the most subscribers and money I can. They think I make huge amounts of money on YouTube. To be transparent, that’s not the case. I don’t even make minimum wage on YouTube. Rather, I earn about $300-$400 a month on YouTube. Since 2017, the income on YouTube has dropped to about one-third of what it was in prior years. YouTube is not a job, and I’ve said to many people who consider YouTube a career, have other options since at any point, your videos may get removed or earn nothing.
Video after video of mine has become “not suitable for most advertisers” while for years it was fine. There was no notification from YouTube, and requesting review resulted in some videos being denied, or unable to reach the threshold for review. I’ve talked specifically about the topic of advertiser friendly content and how there are videos by cable television networks on YouTube that are political in nature, and some even sexually suggestive and graphic, showing women sitting on vibrators and having sex, yet they can monetize those videos. Unless you are a huge company or music artist, YouTube doesn’t care about you.
The sheer number of people I’ve heard from who haven’t seen my videos in months, thinking I stopped posting, even when they had notifications turned on, is shocking. The number of people who mysteriously get unsubscribed without any notice when a new video goes out is problematic. YouTube is not the place if you want to follow me. It’s good for live streams, high quality video, and has a great community, but that’s it.
That is why I built my website and put my full energy into it. My website was just completely redesigned in early 2018 and I’m so proud of the amount of time and work I’ve put into it. Come and watch the videos and comment there and I can assure you the experience will be much better. We can build this community. I’m slowly making the switch to another hosting provider for my videos as opposed to embedding YouTube videos on my website. That cost a lot more money.
I cannot trust YouTube anymore to deliver my positive message to my followers, so I invite you to please subscribe to my email newsletter. Not only will you get early access to new videos before they are public on social media and YouTube, but you will get my eBook, “Secrets to Naturally Healing the Mind and Body.” I wrote this book and am so proud of it. I highly recommend following me on other platforms as well if you want updates since YouTube is unreliable and the last place I post new content.
On the topic of money, I want to grow this business and expand, and can only do it with your help! The best way to support me is via Patreon, PayPal, Minds, and YouTube channel membership. If you want the content first, see behind the scenes, and be part of my videos, then Patron is the way to go. There is also YouTube and Minds as alternatives to support me for early access to new videos and exclusive live streams. And PayPal is available if you don’t care about rewards. While Patreon will get you the most, there is a unique aspect to being a member on YouTube, which is a special heart badge next to your name in comments and chat, as well as unique emojis in chat, including Roostah the Rat.
Another great way to support me is by purchasing my merchandise. I have some fantastic designs that are available in a variety of styles and products. I did a live stream announcing my merchandise in October, and I know many of you love it. These designs will motivate and inspire you to live each day to the fullest. Share them with your family and friends, and take some photos of you wearing them and I’ll be glad to share.
And another great way to not only support me, but support our mission of natural health and healing, is to purchase from my sponsors and affiliates. These are companies I use, trust, and stand behind. I can only get behind a company if they have a positive mission, and produce high quality products that I use and love.
Those are the best ways to support this positive mission that we are all set out on. It’s perfectly fine if you are unable to. One of the best ways to show your support is by sharing this information, and doing your part to spread awareness about natural health remedies and ways to overcome problems. We have to work together to accomplish this. If we can all do our part, we will make a positive impact on the world.
Thank you very much and have a great 2019!
2018 has come to an end, and I’m grateful for everyone who has followed me on this amazing journey thus far! 2018 has had significant ups and downs, but it made to realize that I need to re-evaluate my choices, career, and ways of approaching life. I have to shift my focus more on what can sustain me, and not so much pleasing others or trying and trying and not getting anywhere. There will be changes, and while I may not like them, they must happen.
Have a happy new year and take care! ??