The rules: Do not smile for one week unless you are genuinely happy.

Also known as, how to keep making stuff as a creative person.

Here are three fun things I’ve learned over the past year. I’m very happy I asked for help 12 months ago. Depression sucks, but the rest doesn’t have to.

I have some news. MFA here I come, yasss.

For those curious, I’ll be studying at USC. Specifically I’ll be getting an MFA in Writing for Screen and Television (also known as the screenwriting degree).

Cuz perfectionism still sucks.

You ready for some feels? You should probably get ready for some feels.

A.K.A. perfectionism sucks.

So I’m back. I’ve been gone for a while… cough six weeks. Though I’ve also moved apartments, attempted to learn a little something about interior design, and also got a new camera (as you can see) in that time! So all of that takes time for me to adjust. But sadly I also used it as an excuse to let my fear/perfectionism/procrastination get the best of me, and I don’t want to do that anymore. So here’s to diving back in! #KeepOnKeepinOn

Cheers,

LB

It’s been a year, you guys. I can’t even believe it. But I set out to do 52 videos so there are 22 more videos still coming, but enjoy this one for now:

Cheers,

LB

Doing something new and scary is… SCARY, but thankfully this world of video creators is absolutely amazing and I just love these ppl so much. Some of the nicest most welcoming people you could hope to meet.

Want to meet some of my friends?!
VIDCON FRIENDS THAT I LOVE:

My fellow “Less than Famous” panelists (and moderator!)

HERE’S THE FILMING OF THE LESS THAN FAMOUS PANEL:

Amanda: http://www.youtube.com/user/shessomickey
Leslie: http://www.youtube.com/user/lesliefoundhergrail
Ricky: http://www.youtube.com/user/stewdippin
Emily: http://www.youtube.com/user/BlinkPopShift
Joe: http://www.youtube.com/user/Plus2Joe

And the lovely Malia who filmed it!

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UChugixkC3dzySxZ5zhHJilw

Other awesome people/friends — who were also people I gave shoutouts to during the panel:
Alex: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTurlockosaurus
Vince: http://www.youtube.com/user/convinceingvince
Adel: http://www.youtube.com/user/moremadeline (THIS is the video of hers I referenced during the panel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSjxXeZIJWk)
Nicole: http://nicolgardner027.wordpress.com/

More friends!!
Megan (megathornberry): http://www.youtube.com/user/megathornberryy
Allyson: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUMXIGrWRTxYdmjiOYTPRcA
Jesse: http://www.youtube.com/user/MalfoyIsOurKing (SHE’S THE REASON THE AWESOME DIVERSITY PANEL HAPPENED: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc7QZsvrJqk)
Lex: http://www.youtube.com/user/tyrannosauruslexxx
Paul: http://www.youtube.com/user/paulidinsvideos

ZOMG there are so many MORE ppl, srsly guys, this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg, I’d link to every friend I can think of that meant so much to me at VidCon, but I really need to go to bed so I can get up to work in the morning, but just know there are so many awesome people to meet out there.

Step outside of your comfort zone, baby. It’s worth it.

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SONG:
“Here We Go” by Jason Pfaff

http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/1052056/here-we-go-full

I’m going to be on the “Less than Famous” panel at VidCon!

Answers to your questions! What’s VidCon? This: http://vidcon.com/

What’s the panel called? The “Less than Famous” panel!

When is it? Saturday, June 28th, 9:30am — 10:30am
(Our panel is at the same time as the Women on YouTube panel and we’re SUPER bummed they conflict… *SAD FACE*… So NOoo worries if you go to W.o.Y. instead of ours!)

Who’s moderating? Amanda of shessomickey – http://youtube.com/shessomickey
(SHE’S AWESOME!)
She made this awesome video about you sharing YOUR Less Than Famous story:

Who else is on the panel?
(MORE AWESOME PEOPLE!!)
Emily — http://youtube.com/blinkpopshift
Joe — http://youtube.com/Plus2Joe
Ricky — http://youtube.com/stewdippin (shout out to this guy who tagged me!)
Leslie — http://youtube.com/lesliefoundhergrail

Best,
LB