February is finally here!
With the new month brings an end to all the weird, but wonderful January memes. Are we ready to say goodbye to the all-powerful Shaggy? Maybe not. Will we be looking back in 12 months, thinking “WHAT THE HELL WAS JANUARY 2019?” as we do each and every year? Probably. Maybe Shaggy will be ruling over us with only 40% of his power… Is our attempt at being cool and down with the kids working yet? (We’ll answer that for you: no.)
But, hey, at least February has brought with it a trickle of snow across the UK. While we may all be too cold and our toes are freezing off, winter is what us Brits do best.
On with the Round-Up!
Her For You – Original Song | celestial
Celeste whipped out her ukulele for her first original song of the new year and we are completely obsessed. So much so that we’re going to be singing and bopping our heads to this all day, and over the next week.
This soft song is all about pretending to be someone else to please someone and doing anything you can to get their approval. It’s something we’ve all done, but at the end of the day it teaches us if someone doesn’t like you for who you truly are, they aren’t worth it. We think that’s a pretty good message.
30 Lessons about life with a chronic illness… [CC] | Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
Jessica Kellgren-Fozard has spent most of her life with a chronic illness, and it isn’t a topic she shies away from. It’s a part of her life, so why shouldn’t she share her experiences?
In this video, she shares her life lessons and the situations she’s been living with, with her illness. While a very funny video, it’s also a very important one anyone watching can learn from. It sheds light on experiences that perhaps others wouldn’t even consider and shows that some people really need to think before they speak.
Burnout | Evan Edinger
“To live for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. Here’s where things grow.”
Burnout has been a popular topic within the YouTube community as of late. But what happens when you don’t just feel burnt out on the content you are or aren’t creating? What happens when you start to feel burnt out on you? Evan Edinger describes how it feels to not be good enough and then try to do things to better yourself, but then feel even worse because you can’t do hundreds of things at once.
Shrinking | Joel Blundell
A song about a wizard mouse mistakingly turning you half an inch tall is a song everyone needs in their life.
This may only be a minute-long video, but it’s so beautifully edited and well-written, with so many bizarre things compacted into it. It’s truly a fantastically unique plot that only Joel Blundell would come up with, and it makes us excited to see what he creates throughout the rest of 2019.
I Documented My Mental Health | Mandeville Sisters
In quite a different video, Amelia Mandeville documents the bad and the low parts of her life, rather than the good most YouTubers choose to showcase. It really highlights how mental health issues can affect anyone, even if their life seems perfect online.
Whenever she was feeling down, she went against her instincts and pulled out her camera and recorded. It’s her own personal form of therapy. And while it can be strange to immortalise the bad memories, it shows that everything isn’t great all the time.
Want more? Since you asked so nicely…
Jack Edwards uses his knowledge as an English Literature student in the best way possible, by making a video analysing and reacting to the American teen-drama show, Riverdale. “Why [are] Zack and Cody doing BDSM now?” is probably the best way a non-Riverdale watcher can sum up the show.
It’s really awkward when your boyfriend confuses you for a demon. Holly Laing shares her and her ex-boyfriend’s paranormal experiences. Even after a year, talking about what happened that night still gives her the chills.
If God is a woman, then Clisare is our God dressed as Ariana Grande. She grabbed her oversized jumpers and hair extensions and lived a week dressing like the pop singer. She soon learned her dress sense probably isn’t too convenient for the average person.
We could all use some organisation tips to help keep ourselves (and our lives) in order, which is why we’re more than happy to take some pointers from Nicole Corrales. Listening to her goals has us pumped to try and achieve ours. Maybe we’ll buy a planner to keep ourselves on track.