Carah's Blog

It's been a while!

Its been so long since I wrote last.  I'm not going to sit here and say that I'm starting back up and I'm going to be on a schedule and blah blah blah.  I came to realize that I want this website to be a no pressure place for me.  I place that I come to post when I feel inspired.  Sometimes you need that rather than a place you feel like you NEED to update.  You know what I mean?

 

Anyways. I was reading some of my old posts a bit ago.  Its so interesting seeing where my head was a year ago, 3 years ago.. etc.  Thats one of my favorite things about blogging. But one thing I noticed over anything was your comments.  I was reading through them and instantly got happy.. and for lack of a better word... mushy. LOL. Reading your words tonight, I felt so incredibly LUCKY to have such amazing subscribers and followers.  Not that I don't feel that way all the time.. but tonight it just hit me differently so I felt inclined to say something. :) So many of you have been following me for years.  I recognize so many of you by names and pictures.. and I have even made friends with some of my long time followers.  

I just wanted to thank all of you for your support.  Its not just about support either.  I mean you guys help me do my passion everyday.  You listen and uplift me when I vent.  You share your thoughts and give me fun comments to read everyday when I'm bored... (which YES I read them all.)  You guys allow me to stay home with my girls... and work from home.  You guys thumbs up my videos and help me succeed. You guys read my rambles. You are some of the funniest people and make me laugh all the time.  You inspire me and motivate me.  You snap me photos and videos that I LOVE watching.. (even though I can't always respond.)  You retweet my videos so I can gain more support.  You are interested in my thoughts and feelings. You re-pin my content.  You literally make up the Carah Amelie brand JUST AS MUCH AS ME.... 1,000%.  

I feel like we are literally like a little team.  As corny as that sounds.  I know so many youtubers make "family names" and i have never done that because it just is so......I don't know. LOL.  But in a way I do feel like a little internet family and team.  It's a cool feeling.. and i feel so lucky to have you guys. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the support.. I know I don't say it enough.. but I feel it everyday.  You guys are the best.  And if you want a team name we can go ahead and jump on that band wagon..... but honestly, you are more than a gang to me.






Q&A - Eating Disorder, FEARS, Potty Training

I'm not sure what Travis's answer to this is.. but I think ALL mom's can agree on my answer. I fear I am not raising my kids good enough, or I'm not a good enough Mom.  This is something that all Mom's deal with not just me.  To us, raising our kids is THE most important thing we will ever do. It's always in the back of my mind that… "I could have handled that different" "I buy her too many toys" "I yell too much" "Do I play with them enough?"... No matter what you do you feel you could do better.  It's just part of Mommyhood.  :)

Here was my problem with Bug.  I listened to other people to much and didn't follow my Mom instincts.  Everyone told me she should be potty trained by 2.  So many people said… "MY Kids were potty trained by 2!!" Like it was this universal age that is set in stone and if your kid isn't then… WTF??  I knew Alaina wasn't ready.  I started a little after 1.5 years because I felt pressure from outsiders.  This time around.. I will never do that.  I'm going to use my gut instincts.. and I think it will be much easier this time around.  I think it also depends on the Kid. Who knows… maybe Emery will be ready at 1.5 years.

Honestly.. Vlogging is NOT a normal job at all.  It's normal to me, and to people who watch vloggers regularly… but not to other people that aren't familiar with youtube. No matter how long I vlog, people will probably not really get it, or think its weird.. and I have just accepted that. I have never really been one to care what others think about what I do.  I remember always telling people I wanted to be on the Real World SO bad… I even thought about sending a tape LOL.  So many people would say, "REALLY? you would want your life out there for the world to see? NOT ME.. that would be so weird." and for some reason I never thought that way… I'm just not that private of a person. I'm not sure what my parents thought.  My parents are always very supportive of what I do!  I think they had their legitimate concerns.. but that is understandable.  They are very open to it, and they don't mind being in them at all. Travis's brother and Girlfriend also started a vlog channel of their own which was really cool!

At first yes.  It was the first time I had ever talked about it on my channel.. and I had been on youtube for 3 years at that point!  No one knew until then.. so yes, I was a little scared.  But at the same time… it has never been something that has bothered me to talk about. If you watched my eating disoder story video… you will see that I am pretty nonchalant about it. As I said above.. I'm not a private person in the slightest… which is very strange being that I'm so shy.  I don't mind talking about my struggles or experiences.  I have this strong urge to want to help people and inspire people.. and I feel like sharing my life experiences really helps to satisfy that part of me.

Make Others Dreams Come True.

Hey guys!  Sorry I haven't written in a while.  I had been pretty busy lately… but I really wanted to come on here and write a quick blog with my cup of tea by my side.  

A couple days ago a friend and I were talking and I remembered a really important lesson I learned last year.  You know those little Ah-Ha moments that make you feel like you figured everything out… Yeah, it was one of those.  I wanted to come on and write about it.. and also share some love.

So, For about the last year or so… I have been really trying to live by something really important.  The first time I heard this it made so much sense to me and I told myself that I would try my hardest to remember this and live by it when I can.  Thats what I have been doing ever sense.  

Think about those times in your life where something REALLY awesome happens to you.  That time you got your dream job, your dream home, or a scholarship to your favorite school. Think about all the people who went into making that happen. Think about the person that maybe went the extra mile to make it work… or made that extra phone call to make it all come together.  Think about what could have happened if those people weren't involved. EVERY SINGLE dream that you reach doesn't just happen because of you… but because of others as well.  Ever since I read this quote my goal has been to help other YouTubers reach their dreams. Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in the ME, ME, ME of things… Try to switch your mind a little bit and think about what you can do to help OTHERS reach their goals.  Imagine what it would be like if someone took that EXTRA step to help you reach your ultimate dream… it would feel pretty great right?

I wanted to share some love… and let you guys in on some of my FAVORITE youtubers ever.  They aren't huge yet, but they should be…. and I want to help them reach their goals because I know how important their channels are to them.  So, if you feel so inclined… subscribe to them! I think you will love their channels.

RAWBEAUTYKRISTI - 

Okay, This girl is by far my favorite…. and I almost don't want to share because I want her all to myself… lol… JK, kind of. ;)  She is so funny.. real, and just tells it like it is which I love.  I feel like she has a personality that I have always wanted… and I think thats why I like her so much. Is that weird? Her makeup skills are on point.. and she has inspired me more than once with her makeup tutorials.  Its rare to come across someone that does something new and different.. and this girl is that. She does special FX makeup and everyday makeup…. but she is also just really fun to listen to talk. She needs some recognition people.  Check her out and tell her I sent you...

 

BRYE ASHLEY -

This girl strangely reminds me a lot of me…. which when you watch her you will probably not agree at all. lol.  I feel like we vlog the same. There is something about her personally that I completely relate to… I don't know why, but we just vlog the same. haha.  If you like my vlogs you will probably like hers.  She also has amazing makeup videos as well!  Her vibe is a little bit edgy/glam which I also love.  But more than anything… Her story telling videos is where its at.  Her "I shit my pants" video is really what got me hooked. She is a makeup artist, an animal lover, and has amazing decorating skills. She is also closer to my age which is hard to come by in this youtube world..lol. She is just cool… go watch her. :)

BEAUTY MUSE MAKEUP -

This channel I discovered about a year ago and when I first started watching it her passion reminded me a lot of mine and I felt like her channel wasn't getting a fair chance and it made me mad.  So I adopted it and have been trying to grow it ever sense.  This girl is so cute and funny and does some amazing videos.  Her videos are so high quality and nicely edited. I especially love her GRWM vids… I find them relaxing and always watch them when I'm applying makeup in the mornings.  She always does different and fun looks so they never get boring! This is another you tuber that I actually feel inspired by which is rare to find. I mean, look at this picture… not very many people can pull of dark eyes and dark lips. Check her out guys.. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Alright guys… I hope you check out these 3 channels! :) I will probably mention them in my next random faves vid… so those of you who are avid watchers I apologize in advance. :)  Don't forget to let them know I sent you.. and don't forget to hit subscribe if you like them.  Also… Think about what you can do to help someone else reach their dream… :) Let me know in the comments if you have ever gone the extra mile to help someone reach a goal! I would love to hear your stories… Plus they might be inspiring to others!