Why GDRA has been on hiatus; what should GDRA do now?

Hey everybody. I know that there has been a lack of blogs this summer. It's because the summertime has been a hectic time of year for me. I had to go tour a battleship with my family for Father's Day and then soon after that I had to spend time with my grandma for her birthday and she wanted to go to an art museum. After all that, I had a difficult month.

I was at an arcade up in Moreno Valley where they held on to my driver's license while I played games. My driver's license served as my ID. Then by accident I left up all the way up there and I was so upset and anxious. so I contacted them and they mailed it back to me. But I was freaking out so much that I was frantically trying to find a way to find my driver's license number so I could schedule an appointment with the DMV to replace my driver's license because I thought it would be lost forever. And in doing so I signed up for a site which I believe caused someone all the way in China to get my debit card number. So the bank had to close my old debit card and send me a new one. And so I was without my debit card and had to use my credit card for everything until my new debit card finally came in. So I guess my lesson here is that getting upset and anxious over something that could have been an easy fix just makes the problem even worse.

I've also been getting to know someone who could be a potential roommate for me. I got to know him through the regional center of orange county and we're still trying to get to know each other better. So we might be living together in an apartment in a matter of months if it works out and if it's God's will. I live in Mission Viejo currently which is a city in South Orange County. And apartments in South Orange County are pricey. So we'll see. If it's God's will then God will provide. I will also be going back to college soon to take a class on career counseling.

Anyway, I think the main reason why I've been on hiatus is because I haven't been able to find the motivation to create brand new videos for you guys. YouTube feels a little stressful because I really want to make videos, but don't have the motivation. But then I also have this fear that my subscribers are going to lose interest because I don't upload enough content. It seems irrational to be stressed about this seeing that I only do this as a hobby and not as a career. But I like having an audience, even a small one.

Maybe it's because the videos I've been making have been getting stale and repetitive. Mostly what I've done is review a new movie as it comes out. I go see it, then analyze the good and bad stuff of a movie, give it a quality rating, family rating, faith rating, rinse and repeat. And over time it felt repetitive and boring and it didn't feel fun to make videos anymore. It felt like a chore instead. Because it was like every time I went to go see a new movie, I felt obligated to review it. Oh, I just saw this movie. Now I got homework to do. And homework isn't fun.

I am trying to find a way to remedy this problem by doing new and different things. I have reviewed older movies before. I reviewed Jurassic World as one of my first reviews although it wasn't in theaters anymore. And I reviewed The Land Before Time which was an old dinosaur movie from the 80s. So perhaps instead of reviewing new movies all the time, I should review some older movies that people may have forgotten about. And that will open a new window because that means I can review some old favorites of mine and have fun doing it. I have also been wanting to do much more apologetics topics. I've done some, but I have been doing way more movie reviews than apologetics.

So here's what I want to know. What do you want to see on this channel? I would be happy if you suggested movies I should see and review, and also suggested an apologetics topic I could tackle. That way I can have more options for what good videos I could make. This ministry isn't just about me. It's about you guys too. And I really want to have that motivation to make videos again. I've had this channel for a year and a half now and I really want to keep going. Please pray for this ministry. and God bless each and every one of you for subscribing and waiting patiently for new content. Have a blessed day!

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