I love writing, it has always been a passion of mine and a love that grew from the moment I started the blog. With the craziness of this year and the loss of writing opportunities and work during lockdown, I was looking at ways to expand my brand and at the same time challenge myself to step outside my comfort zone. When I stepped back and looked at what I do myself to feel calm in this situation, I realised that I was watching more videos on YouTube because it is a nice way to escape reality and feel less alone. There is something different when you can hear someone talk rather than just read their words, and in many ways, it is a way to connect even deeper with the audience. Since I had a lot more time on my hand I decided to try making videos myself and ended up spending a whole weekend baking cinnamon buns and filming it with my fiancé which was so much fun but a lot of hard work. He is a very technical guy so he helped me with how to use the camera for video and editing, even though this was all new to him too but he learned by doing it. The next video I filmed and edited all by myself which was more challenging, but slowly I am learning and getting better. Video-based content is very different from writing and still images, so it has taken me a while to get the hang of it but I am not finding it as difficult as I thought it would be. I guess the biggest challenge for me now is the technical parts of filming on my own because I have to set up the camera and make sure it will focus on the right part while I go in front of the camera. I also find the days are so short, and trying to juggle writing on the blog, taking photos, walking the dog and housework while also filming is hard.. but I need to prioritise filming more because I do enjoy it a lot. And the best part is that I have had so many lovely comments from people saying they find comfort in watching my videos or listening to my voice – because that was my goal.