Xuffed678 is a YouTube series created from the inspiration that came from filming five years of The Video Journals. I wanted more from myself as well as a place where I could actually share and show what I’ve been learning from filming privately for so long. The Series Premiere aired on June 30, 2015 which was the start of a year of discovery and learning as I was figuring out how to run a YouTube channel while transitioning into my new life in South Korea as an English teacher.
Xuffed678 is a series that I’m very proud of producing. Storytelling is a huge passion of mine and I believe it shows in the episodes that I’ve created so far. (Believe me, there’s a lot of story-time episodes.) From the beginning, I made a promise to myself that I would upload a total of 50 episodes per season and despite experiencing times where I didn’t think it was possible, I have kept that promise so far. Finishing a season is like writing a 10-page paper and turning it in right before it’s due at midnight. You feel very stressed during the process and wondering if you’re going to make it on time, but then once you’re finally done you feel extremely accomplished and ready to do it all over again. (Or maybe that last part is just me.)
Growing up as a shy kid, public speaking was never my strong-suit and Xuffed678 pushes me like no other in that regard. As I approach Season 3, I’m looking forward to seeking out stories that extend beyond the walls of my comfort zone. My hope is that through continuing to attempt to better myself I’ll not only achieve my goals, but also inspire others to do the same.
At the end of the day, I know I’m not one of those celebrity YouTubers with millions of followers and I’m totally fine with that. I work on this series because it’s what I love to do and I plan to keep doing it regardless of what happens with its popularity. I’ve grown a lot since the beginning of Xuffed678 and I’m excited to see where things go from here and I hope you are too. So let’s see this through together!