foundhergrail:

One Time - 2 - What’s on second? 

Well all have our firsts, don’t we? I see firsts in a lots of kinds of stoires. Those seem to stick out more often. Somewhere, we all decided that our newest experiences are the most exciting. It makes sense—firsts contain risks, importance, uncertainity. But did we always think that our “firsts” or our “greatests” are the ones that deserve to be most remembered? Why not our second time?

In my second episode of ONE TIME, I asked these guys to give me their spin on their version of “second”. How did their firsts affect their seconds, if at all? How was it different than the time before? Should we talk more about our seconds?

If you haven’t seen the first episode of ONE TIME, here ya go!

Just in case you missed it! New Episode!

godsofvictory asked:

Okay, so I saw that you're my age in one of your videos, how are you making it? I still live at home, and I have no idea what I'm doing with my life, how are you doing it??

(For reference, I just turned 24 on Sunday.)

After I graduated from college with a B.A. in Theatre, I was chosen by a regional theater to be part of their professional internship program. The stipulations of internships can vary for each theater but I was *very* lucky. I get paid a small stipend each week (covering the cost of food basically) while they offer housing in studio apartments a couple of blocks from work. VERY LUCKY. I also work part time as a dish washer at the theater’s bar. I’ve been here almost 2 years after being chosen as a “fellow” or a second year intern. It means I’m given more responsibility with a stipend increase. 

But now I find myself in a place that you are possibly in. My fellowship is ending soon, and I’m currently applying for jobs. a LOT of jobs. It’s difficult because where I’m going to (DC, to live with my boyfriend) doesn’t have a high demand for a video editor who would now like to work in content development & engagement or in a video team or be an assistant for a videographer. So I might be compromising what I want to do with my life pretty soon. But honestly, I just want to keep learning.

All I can say is never stop learning, and the Internet is a great resource for free online courses and skill development. Work on it, and be able to put it on your resume. Nobody knows what they’re doing with their life. Life can change in 10 seconds.

foundhergrail:

One Time - 2 - What’s on second? 

Well all have our firsts, don’t we? I see firsts in a lots of kinds of stoires. Those seem to stick out more often. Somewhere, we all decided that our newest experiences are the most exciting. It makes sense—firsts contain risks, importance, uncertainity. But did we always think that our “firsts” or our “greatests” are the ones that deserve to be most remembered? Why not our second time?

In my second episode of ONE TIME, I asked these guys to give me their spin on their version of “second”. How did their firsts affect their seconds, if at all? How was it different than the time before? Should we talk more about our seconds?

If you haven’t seen the first episode of ONE TIME, here ya go!

Word Vomit

Oh man, guys. You know…just…One Time, man. 

I think what kept me going with my YouTube channel is that I have no huge goals for lesliefoundhergrail to be successful. I get to try out stuff I write, I get to be friends with people all over the world, and I get to apply stuff from my vlog life to my real life and vice versa. The laid back nature has kept me from burning out after six years of vlogging.

But then I always had this itch of trying to invigorate public storytelling to a YouTube audience through collaboration. For years I tried to figure out what that really meant for me, and I worked on different things with different people. But it was never anything that clicked…until One Time.

What’s ridiculous about that is that I stumbled on this idea. I originally collected footage for the first video without knowing what I was gonna do with it. Funny how those things happen. And I didn’t know if anyone was gonna like or if people were just gonna “kiiiiiiinda get it but I could take it or leave it”. But people liked it. So that’s a thing. 

So, um, it’s different now but a good different. I really want this series to work for a long time and show different perspectives and storytelling types and promote other videomakers. I guess yeah, I want it to be successful. I think there’s potential there for something bigger than me. 

So thank you for watching it. I might bug you guys to watch One Time more than my other videos because I’m now heading a project that’s a curated group effort. It’s not just me. But I think you’re okay with it? 

(the second episode of One Time is here blah sorry okay)

foundhergrail:

One Time - 2 - What’s on second? 

Well all have our firsts, don’t we? I see firsts in a lots of kinds of stoires. Those seem to stick out more often. Somewhere, we all decided that our newest experiences are the most exciting. It makes sense—firsts contain risks, importance, uncertainity. But did we always think that our “firsts” or our “greatests” are the ones that deserve to be most remembered? Why not our second time?

In my second episode of ONE TIME, I asked these guys to give me their spin on their version of “second”. How did their firsts affect their seconds, if at all? How was it different than the time before? Should we talk more about our seconds?

If you haven’t seen the first episode of ONE TIME, here ya go!

One Time - 2 - What’s on second? 

Well all have our firsts, don’t we? I see firsts in a lots of kinds of stoires. Those seem to stick out more often. Somewhere, we all decided that our newest experiences are the most exciting. It makes sense—firsts contain risks, importance, uncertainity. But did we always think that our “firsts” or our “greatests” are the ones that deserve to be most remembered? Why not our second time?

In my second episode of ONE TIME, I asked these guys to give me their spin on their version of “second”. How did their firsts affect their seconds, if at all? How was it different than the time before? Should we talk more about our seconds?

If you haven’t seen the first episode of ONE TIME, here ya go!

elizziebeth:

australian-government:

john green have had enough of your shit

Well, since it’s a line that he wrote, wouldn’t he have had enough of his own shit? 

Y’allllllll. That’s not reeeeeeeeal. 

See? I just did it!

elizziebeth:

australian-government:

john green have had enough of your shit

Well, since it’s a line that he wrote, wouldn’t he have had enough of his own shit? 

Y’allllllll. That’s not reeeeeeeeal. 

See? I just did it!

I am learning A LOT about short form, serial documentary videomaking through Central Standard: On Education , a series about 5 eighth graders trying to get into good high schools in Chicago. 

I truly recommend that you compare the arcs of the first episode (above) about the students themselves, and the second episode about the schools they are currently attending. Very fantastic stuff. 

girl-germs:

So I found a blog that puts Bob’s Burgers quotes over Game of Thrones screenshots and it is gold.

This is related to PJ’s interests. 
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girl-germs:

So I found a blog that puts Bob’s Burgers quotes over Game of Thrones screenshots and it is gold.

This is related to PJ’s interests. 
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girl-germs:

So I found a blog that puts Bob’s Burgers quotes over Game of Thrones screenshots and it is gold.

This is related to PJ’s interests. 

Everyone Deserves the Chance to Fly. Thanks for 50k!

soashulmedia:

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At the time I am writing this, it is 1 a.m., I should be sleeping, but instead I’m feeling all the feelings and I want to emote:

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I started making consistent YouTube videos in 2012. Sometimes they weren’t good. Sometimes they were good. Either way, not many people were watching them. I was bashful to share them because I knew what I wanted, but I didn’t have the ability to produce anything remotely like my vision, and as a broke kid from Kentucky, I didn’t know where to begin to find “my people” online. It was daunting. It was hard. And like making big gold balloons face the correct direction in light of excess wind—it was a challenge that I somehow accepted.

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I adjusted my sails (or balloon strings—if you will) and moved to New York to pursue a comedy career. I had some really remarkable days, and really mediocre days, and really sucky days. I came this|close to realizing dreams and watched some fall away, but I refused to be defeated just because my goal was hard. 

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I come to you as someone who is awestruck by the unwavering support, guidance, and hope you’ve all given me. I specifically want to point out my friend, Tim, who has stayed up way passed his bedtime to edit for me, and listen to me emote sosoSO many nights.

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As for my precious audience, I want you to know that you’ve made this journey worth every lonely night, every busy day, and every exhilarating moment. It has been the absolute joy of my life making silly little videos to make you smile and I hope you all get to feel how I’m feeling right now—whatever your passion may be (and if you already have, I hope you get to feel it again).

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This dream is a big monster that I’m happy to say I have an army of people helping me chase down, and I have never doubted less the possibility of us succeeding together. We’re making it happen. We’re defying gravity.

Here’s to 50k more!

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xo - Akilah

THIS GIRL. 

shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

This is a really great, really comprehensive list of tips. I just wish they didn’t imply that they’re gonna take the statement of having a drug being slipped into your drink with a grain of salt. 
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shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

This is a really great, really comprehensive list of tips. I just wish they didn’t imply that they’re gonna take the statement of having a drug being slipped into your drink with a grain of salt. 
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shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

This is a really great, really comprehensive list of tips. I just wish they didn’t imply that they’re gonna take the statement of having a drug being slipped into your drink with a grain of salt. 
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shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

This is a really great, really comprehensive list of tips. I just wish they didn’t imply that they’re gonna take the statement of having a drug being slipped into your drink with a grain of salt. 
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shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

This is a really great, really comprehensive list of tips. I just wish they didn’t imply that they’re gonna take the statement of having a drug being slipped into your drink with a grain of salt. 
Zoom Info

shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

This is a really great, really comprehensive list of tips. I just wish they didn’t imply that they’re gonna take the statement of having a drug being slipped into your drink with a grain of salt.