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5Sep/111

Reflections on VEDA

I did it. I vlogged every day in August. And it was incredible.

As I said before, I had a number of reservations about this project. I was scared at the idea of putting my face out there, at people making fun of me. But you know what my biggest fear was, really?

That no one would care. No one would comment, no one would watch. I would just go unnoticed.

That didn't happen at all, though. And I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I reached out. I put myself out there. I was honest. And, what's more, I was out there myself. I watched other videos, I commented, I sympathized. I did my best to watch and comment on everything. I failed on that front, in the end, but I did my best. People responded.

Through VEDA I learned about myself as well. I learned that people do like me. That I can be cool. And that if you reach out to people, most of the time, they will reach back. It sounds like a simple thing, a basic realization, but this was huge for me. I've taken it further into my own life and it's already paying dividends.

Beyond that slightly selfish thing, I have made friends. Hell, I may even end up spending NYE in the States with them! That would definitely push the social boundaries, but that might be good for me too. Plus it'd be in California. What's not to love about going from Canada to California in December?

Below you'll find my final VEDA video, though likely not my final vlog, as I enjoyed it immensely. I'm not sure what format my vlogging will take from now on, but I will be sure to keep you apprised, dear reader.

 

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  1. Congratulations on a successful VEDA journey! As an observer, I found I learned quite a lot throughout the month, so I can only imagine what it was like for the participants.


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