Not All Dumpster Fire: My 2016 Year in Review

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2016 was one heck of a rollercoaster. From political elections to personal life events, the year was unpredictable. Yes, some parts were a dumpster fire, but some parts were incredibly rewarding. I did not foresee the winding path I took this year, and though I still feel nomadic, the journey has been worth it. I chased opportunities to Boston and back, and took my YouTube game to the next level. Here are some of my highlights from the year.

2016 Accomplishments

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Featured Creator at VidCon 2016

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Name in the credits of ARTHUR on PBS

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Passed 10,000 YouTube subscribers

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Started working full time at PBS Digital Studios

I had some great experiences in 2016

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Filmed at the YouTube Space NY

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Organized a YouTubeBLACK meetup at VidCon

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Attended my first NABJ convention (with my sister)

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Had my first ever podcast feature - interviewed by Hank Green

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Saw Hamilton on Broadway

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Made 6 video collabs with friends

I worked with some great companies and organizations

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And on top of it all I...

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Went pesca-vegan for 10 months

Was featured in The Root and The Daily Dot

Started a Patreon to support my YouTube channel

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Moved house 5 times, between 2 cities

In looking back on my 2016 goals, finding the right job was the most important task, and it was the one I most fully achieved. The other goals assumed a stable living situation established by the first, but I wound up making several career moves, and physical moves, which took priority. So going into 2017, several of my goals are continuations of last year’s aspirations. Here's to a bright and bountiful 2017!

Looking Forward

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Think you can help me reach my goals?

Happy New Year!