The year 2020 was going to be the year for all of us, for many it would be the year where we really got shit done, we became better people and we took action and got to work on all our goals that we had set. For me it would be a year of travel, of amazing cosplay content, and possible even my wedding. Little did we know what was around the corner…
So many things were planned for this year, but as many of you, I’m sure things changed as soon as March hit. Let me tell you how things went for me…..
I was In Mexico City working at a huge convention in March, shaking hands and wearing brand new cosplays that I had worked very hard on, eager to properly shoot them when I got back home before travelling to my next destination, which wouldn’t be that far off from my last travels. But of course, as we all know that didn’t happen. AT ALL! April was hard on everyone, and as soon as I knew that 2020 wasn’t going to be the year I thought it was, with conventions cancelling left right and center, with travel plans fading into nothing, I decided to change my plans.
I wasn’t going to let any of this affect me that negatively, and instead of investing my time into my travels, I decided to really focus a majority of my time at home. The first thing I did during the first two weeks of the pandemic, I worked hard on a new pond feature in the yard, getting it really for a paradise escape, but also for planned shoots.
To create a new feature in the garden, but also make way for what would be more projects later on in the summer. Not being able to book stunning studio spaces was saddening, but it also made me spend that time and money into creating better spaces for me to shoot in and create content and home, and I have to say I am extremely happy.
I already had plans for this stunning sunroom additions to the house, but with companies shutting down, the project was pushed back by almost two months, again a not so great thing, but I used that time to research new camera lens and equipment to use when I finally did have that dream space.
I dove deeper into Onlyfans, learned the system as best as I could and really focused my content creation there, and now I can happily say I am top 1% of all creators on the site. It pushed me to innovate and work harder, and create better work habits. So much of my day was dedicated to planning, and learning how to work harder and smarter to create revenue.
As the spring and summer came into full swing, I had learned some new tricks to self shooting, and also learned how to program my camera to pass off to JR so he could easily take all my images for me, without wasting too much of his time! We couldn’t really go anywhere, but I planned ahead as much as I could and ordered everything I needed online for costume creation and sets. I got creative, and even got to look through old backlogged sets that I had yet to use, pulling out all stops to keep my content flowing.
Twitch also was now in full swing, for the first time in a year I had an actual schedule, and was streaming 3 times a week in the mornings, starting my days off with coffee, chatting and trying to keep my community positive, it was a great way to stay connected. This year hasn’t been the most wonderful, with so much crazy out there, I was able to find a space to work on myself, while keeping up with the demands of my content.
I think it’s best to look at times like this with as much positive vibes as possible, and also using this time to work on ourselves and find new ways to work, play and get shit done. I tried to use this entire year as a means to try new things, really get to work on things that I was putting to the side, and working on myself. And I have to say I am glad I did.
This year was a lot, but so far, I am more then happy, I want to create more content to start teaching other content creators how to organize and schedule thier lives to make sure they make those goals. Let me know if you like these longer blogs! And if you are into this information that I can give 🙂