She’s Baaaaaaack! — Djuna Shellam The Write OWL — Episode 26

She’s Baaaaaaack!

Yes, that’s right… She’s Baaaaaaack! After a long, long, hiatus, I have indeed returned to the world of video and blogging; aka, vlogging.

She's Baaaaaaack!I believe my last turn at the wheel was in the summer of 2016. Yes, that is a long time between episodes. I had just moved out of California and was hanging out in the Seattle area before moving to North Idaho.

I had transported my worldly possessions from Southern California to a storage in Spokane. Move one. From there, then went to an apartment in North Idaho. Move two. Move three came six months later when, in the middle of a snowstorm, I moved them into my new, and final, home. If you had asked me in the midst of all that moving, aside from a few well placed expletives, it’s not something I would have recommended. But in the end, I’m glad I decided to move that way. The happy ending is that it all worked out.

So that’s a bit of where I’ve been. This video is more of She’s Baaaaaaack! than anything. Sort of a primer for the videos to come, I suppose. And there are more videos to come. As I generally do, I made several episodes at one sitting. After doing that from the very beginning, I read recently that’s how you’re supposed to do it. Who knew? Apparently, I did!

What Do I Know?

As I mentioned in this video, one of the myriad reasons I haven’t been vlogging for such a long time, was that I’ve been grappling with my own insecurities. Do I really have anything of value to say about writing? Or… anything?

As I went about reinventing my life up here in North Idaho, it was an issue constantly nagging me. Despite the fact that I’m typically a very helpful person when it comes to attained knowledge, willing to share what I’ve learned along the way with anyone, I was beginning to doubt myself, wondering, do I really have anything to offer? One day, it hit me. Yes, I do. Even if just one person gains from my personal experience, then what I know has value. A lot of what I know came from other people’s experiences, and if they hadn’t taken the time to share, I wouldn’t know what I know now. So… there.

And yes, She’s Baaaaaaack!