I wasn’t going to make a post today. In truth, mostly out of laziness and other parts simply not feeling like writing anything at all. However, by some miracle I had the day off work today and by some other miracle I divided to click on a video that helped me to remember some of the things I feel are most important.

A video called THIS GAME IS SO IMPORTANT | Hearts and Heroes by Markiplier.

I have never mentioned it before but I am a huge YouTube gaming fan and one of my favorite people to watch whom I’ve watched for years has been Markiplier. Watching this 4 hour 21 minutes video in one sitting is oddly enough one of the things I truly needed to see and do at this point in my life.

You see for me, I’ve always struggled because I’ve always wanted to create something that made people feel the happiness and joy that the books and authors and creators on YouTube have given me… and for so many years Markiplier has been both an inspiration and someone I deeply admire. This video reminded me that we all start from the tiniest of seeds and that if we reach out into the world and take baby steps someday sooner then you would ever expect your dreams come true.

This video made me cry (I’m still crying writing this) because I’m at in a point in my life where I feel like I’m floundering and yet so many good things have happened up until now that I feel I should be immensely proud of. Such as this platform… this blog that I have neglected and tried to get back to and failed to and tried again, this blog that has almost 2,000 followers… 2,000… and to think that I reached that in just over a year baffles me.

The person in my life that haunted me most is no longer a shadow on my shoulder. Everything that they ever did to try and keep me from the people and things I loved most have been completely reversed and the freedom I know feel from that is inexplainable. I will probably discuss that more in detail in a later post because it is something that means so much to me and I think I finally want to share that with everyone.

Yet, there are so many things that I have yet to settle within myself. So many wants and hopes and things that I almost dare not dream or think of. Yet this post makes me want to dare to dream them. Being an author. Starting my own YouTube channel. Continuing Beyond the Surface (more on this later). Learning Spanish. Learning other languages. Being a poet. Going to Japan. Finding love. Being someone I can be proud of. Doing things that I never even imagined.

The creators of the game Hearts and Heroes spent 2 whole years of their lives creating it. The resulting product resonated with me so strongly I’ve been beside myself because of it. It makes me think of the dedication, hope, and love that we all should always put forth in every single thing we do and want to do and into every interaction we have.

This game filled with characters of all shapes and sizes feels like it was made to inspires all those people who have fear in their hearts to dare think to go after what they hope for in life. Maybe it’s unrealistic, maybe it’s getting lost in a fantasy, but the hope, the hope is so very real.

So, to you out there reading this I just want to say thank you! Accomplishing the changes and hopes that we want in this world takes a community of people and you guys, you guys are my very own little community and for that I am grateful.

I wish for all your dreams to come true whatever they may be.

Thanks so much for reading! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below! I’ve finally stopped crying.. gosh this made me feel all the feels.

-Till next time!

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15 thoughts on “Thank You, Markiplier!

  1. Aww, I’m moved by this… I’m happy for you because obviously you’re braver now than you were before. 🙂 I kinda find this relatable. i’m an aspiring writer and still trying to finish my first full length novel.. I’m always close to giving up and my depression(though writing isn’t the reason why), have always been my struggle. 🙂 But I’m happy and proud of myself(a little) coz I’m finally getting serious in writing and it feels like finally I’m doing what I was born to do… Sounds a little corny but thats what I feel. 🙂 🙂 Cheers to more thousand followers to come for you. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much! I was feeling so inspired and happy for once in a very long time. I’m also still trying to finish a whole novel of my own as well and I’m hoping to start taking my writing more seriously as well. Hopefully one day I get to read a novel of yours!

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  2. I empathize with you. There are two guys in particular that used to haunt me for years, and they no longer do so. I’m so glad they are out of my life. I’m so much better now because of it. I’ve definitely become braver and more confident with my own blog. I’ve written the beginnings of three novels now, and I have an idea percolating for a fourth one. I’m trying really hard to finish my 2012 NaNoWriMo endeavor first, and then 2013, and then 2014. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was 10 years old, and I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of this writing thing!

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    1. So happy to hear your getting a hang of writing! It’s something I still have yet to do! I have so many ideas for novels it kinda borders on the ridiculous (especially sense I haven’t finished a full length one yet) but I’m hoping to finish one or two first drafts this year! Maybe even finally complete a Nanowrimo? Who knows! I hope to someday read a novel of yours! It would be wonderful to see!

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