I’ll see you soon…

Right, once again it’s been much too long since I’ve written something here – mainly because now I have a job I have less time for writing… once I get into more of a routine I’ll try and keep these a bit more regular. What kind of things would you like to read? Let me know and I’ll do my best to oblige. Today I thought I’d write a quick piece about friendships, specifically the post-uni friendship struggle. I think everyone knew how tough it would be to keep in constant contact once we’d graduated but woah… it’s difficult. With jobs that take up a big percentage of our time it’s hard to make time for anything, but particularly keeping in contact with those we don’t see every day. For some a quick text or Facebook post is enough because you know that you’re still the best of friends and that you’ll have a better catch up at a later date, whether that’s long messages from each of you with delays in between, it’ll happen at some point. For others, the friends you haven’t seen or heard from in while, it’s harder –they need more effort because without it it’ll be much too easy to let them slip away. With friends now being up and down the country travel is also a factor that takes time and money to organise, which can also complicate things so  I guess this is a kind of apology to those of my friends who I haven’t had chance to see or speak to recently  – I promise you’re in my thoughts and as soon as I have some money and some time you’re first on my list to contact. I know as soon as we’re together it’ll be like we were never apart though – a year apart from my best friend, due to her living abroad, and it was like she’d never left (you know who you are and I love you – seeing you this summer was the best).

So yeah, bear with me whilst I try to become a fully functioning adult, I know you’re all in this boat of long distance friendship with me… I’ll see you soon.

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Internet Appreciation…

So for those of you that don’t watch YouTubers this post might go over your heads, but for those of you that do – I think you’ll agree with the point i’m about to make. They’re lifesavers. Whether they’ve actually helped you through a difficult part of your life through a message in a video or just made you smile each day, they really do help to make our lives better and happier and I don’t think we can thank them enough. The internet, despite its downfalls, can be a pretty cool place. Earlier this evening i was listening to the podcast “Ear Biscuits with Rhett and Link” and they were interviewing my favourite YouTube star, Grace Helbig.

Now, I follow her on every social media platform there is and I know what she’s up to (not in a creepy way… you fangirls/boys know what I mean!)  and how busy she is but listening to her list all the projects and ventures she’s created and accomplished this year alone really made me think about how dedicated she is. I know she gets paid a substantial amount of money but creativity, drive and enthusiasm cannot be bought.
Her major projects this year include:
– Starring in (and chelping create) Camp Takota, a full length feature film available to purchase on iTunes
– Writing a book, Grace’s Guide: “The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up” ready for pre-order now (Release date: 21 October 2014)
– Filming a pilot for television channel E!
– Writing and filming a travel web series with fellow YouTube star Mamrie Hart, called Hey USA!
– Creating her own podcast “Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig” which is available to download on iTunes/SoundCloud

As well as all this, she still manages to film, edit and upload three videos a week to her “it’s grace” channel which keep us all laughing and i’d just like to take this time to appreciate her effort, and the effort of all YouTubers, and say thank you for making our days a little brighter – as cliché and cheesy as that may sound, I know that you’ll feel the same. Only yesterday a trending topic on Twitter was #WeAppreciateGrace, which she saw and acknowledged on Tumblr, and i’m so glad she did because she needs to know that we’re all so grateful.

Here are all the places you can find Grace:

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Grace recording her audio version of “Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up”, taken from her Instagram

YouTube:    www.youtube.com/itsgrace
Twitter: www.youtube.com/itsgrace
Instagram:  instagram.com/gracehelbig
Tumblr:  gracehelbig.tumblr.com/
iTunes:  itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/not-too-deep-with-grace-helbig/id909797285?mt=2
Pre-order her book here:  gracesguidebook.com/