Through a haze of jet lag, multiple cups of coffee and blurry memories of last weekend, I’m back at my desk and reflecting on the week that’s just passed.
Steve and I feel really privileged to be in the position that we’re in. To be able to travel the world and document it as we go, definitely makes me savour this time in our lives, because who knows how long it will last.
We travelled out to LA a week before Vidcon to get onto the timezone, catch up with friends and create as much content as possible. We shared our Airbnb with Nicole, Ben and SP; we felt like a little family and got used to walking down to the beach for a morning coffee or sunset swim. When the day came to travel to Vidcon, we were still very much in that relaxed Venice Beach vibe.
It was my first time at Vidcon, it was an intense experience but great to meet new people and become completely immersed in the YouTube world for a weekend. The introverted side of my personality was definitely calling for a quiet room to regather, but it was such an awesome experience. If you’re not familiar with Vidcon, it’s a conference that happens every year in Anaheim and celebrates all things YouTube and video based. It’s a chance for fans and industry people to watch panels and meet some of the creators face to face.
I wanted to document these reflections so I can look back in a year’s time and think about our two weeks in LA in 2016.
These were my highlights:
- Sunset swimming on Venice Beach
- Planning future adventures
- Catching up with old friends
- Hotel room parties
- Cycling to Santa Monica Pier
- Sushi dreams at SugaFish
- Watching Steve on the Vidcon panels
- Meeting new people and creating awesome memories
To all the people who were part of my first Vidcon experience, thanks for making it such a great one!