Anyway, back on point. Despite my distraction, something very unexpected and remarkable happened. I hit 1,000 SUBSCRIBERS!!!! Holy shit! I can't believe it! I sorta want to cry, I am so happy. I feel like music should be playing, confetti falling, and champagne bottles popping open.
I did not expect this to hit me so hard. I've known that 1,000 was around the bend for sometime. I've been creeping up on it rather slowly for the last few days. 46 minutes ago I announced that I had hit 999 and did not expect to hit the big four digits for a few days. Then, like I simply tripped, I stumbled passed 1,000 and hit 1,001. ALL while I was watching violin lessons on YouTube. If my hair was done, I'd make a video about this moment. Then again, I'd probably cry through the whole thing lol.
After writing the above text, my friend Bunny Cates congratulated me on Twitter (@Lindsay_Mead) for this achievement. This, for some reason, was my catalyst. The flood gates opened and I became a river of happy tears lol. I texted my little sister and we spread cheer back and forth that way. I would have called my mom, if I wasn't certain she was in bed. A volley of wonderful tweets and comments came my way from loads of awesome people who were all too happy to congratulate me-- and harass me for taking so long to get here lol.
I wasn't able to finish this blog post last night because Bunny pulled me into a chat with K.C. Hilton and EmmaHeartsBooks, where we talked and played some online pool. Side note: I'm decent at real pool, but god awful at simulated pool lol. It's like my friends just knew I needed to do a little celebrating, even if it was just chatting on G+. Plus, being YouTubers, they also understand what a big thing this is.
This is really one of the best ways for me to finish my year. 2012 was suppose to be my year. A lot was suppose to change for me. And a lot has, but not everything that I had expected and somethings changed in ways that were harder than I wanted. Hitting 1,000 subscribers was not something that I set out to do at the beginning of this year, but it has turned into one of the accomplishments that I am most proud of. In fact, it's not just my biggest accomplishment of this year-- it's my biggest accomplishment of the last few years now. It's a sad thing to say, and admit to people other than myself. But I can also say that this achievement has changed my outlook on my life significantly. Is there a lot that I still need to change and do in my life? Absolutely. So much that it's easy to feel overwhelmed and defeated. Then I remember that I hit 1,000 subscribers. That's something that not a lot of people can boast. Suddenly, the mountains that I have to climb don't look as high as they did two days ago. Everything seems possible to me. I think I'm going to write "1,000 SUBSCRIBERS!" on my wall to remind me of what I am capable of.
Before I end this post, I want to take a second to thank all of you for subscribing to me and for supporting me in all of my endeavors. Sometimes people ask me why I saying things like "We did it!" or "We're almost at 1,000!" They want to know why I say "we". The answer is easy, because it doesn't feel like it's just me. You're all in this with me. I couldn't gain new subscribers if you guys didn't share my videos and channel. Yes, you're my audience, but you're also my support, my friends, and my team. I couldn't do this without you guys. So thank you. Ok, now lets go for 10,000 ;P 5-digits baby!