These past few days I have started packing up the old office. It has been an interesting experience. I am very eager to move out and to go back to Los Angeles so that I can finally commit to my twitch stream and give it a real chance. Currently, I have been living in Southern Oregon where I lack quality high-speed internet in my home, such that I have been driving in and out of town every day where I rent an office that has decent enough internet for streaming.
All in all, it has been a real pain in the ass and very inefficient. It was worth giving it a shot and seeing what I could do given my situation, but it doesn’t make any practical sense and at this point the drive everyday kills me. In about a week and a half from now I will be moved out and will be on the road back to Los Angeles.
I have been using these days before my move to get a lot of my things to together and in order. I have been getting my computers cleaned up, going through my clothes looking for what I want to take and what I don’t need to bring with me, and I have been enjoying more days with my parents spending some more time with them since I will be away from them for a while. Moving is something I have done many times now, and while I would like to say that I am used to it, every time I move there is still that feeling of leaving things behind.
Take the office for example. It really has been inefficient as all hell and limited my stream from progressing the way I want it to, yet I did make many fun friends there and it was always a great part of my day to talk to Renee, Kai, Andy, Tony, Leslie, and Becky. I am going to miss those interactions.
But it is time to move out and to move on. Returning to California I will have solid internet and will be able to stream like an absolute monster. Currently my streams are only about three hours long and then it is time to drive home, that is unless I want to stay in town and eat dinner by myself and then drive home really late at night. Soon, in Los Angeles I will be able to stream whenever I want and I will not have to make social sacrifices for my stream. Which I have also found has ended up hurting my stream in the long run as having no friends really gets to you, and besides who wants to watch a depressed streamer? Nobody. I cannot stress how excited I am to soon be living near my closest friends again. You all will get to meet them on the show as well.
Anyways I cannot wait! I am ready to go all out and my plan is to stream for 40+ hours a week. I have set this number as my goal because I want everyone in my stream to know how committed I am to my channel. Streaming is very misunderstood by many people, and often people think of streaming as not even work at all, or that streamers just do it for fun, or that isn’t a real commitment.
I say that this depends on the streamer. Some streamers out there only do it for a few hours, and others only do it for fun, and to these streamers the often ascribed descriptions are accurate.
However, I am not a streamer who just does my show for fun. While I do find it fun, it is a real commitment to me. I have poured thousands of dollars into my show for computers and equipment, gas money to drive to my office, rent money to pay for an office so that I could keep streaming when everything made it seem impossible, and the hundreds of hours (maybe even over a thousand at this point) that I have spent online as a streamer over these two and a half years.
I find ways to make streaming work out because it is what I want to do. I want to make stream grow, and I want to entertain and inspire as many people as I can. This is why I am moving. I am committed to streaming and I am going to do everything I can to give it my best shot and make my dream work out. I will go that extra mile and stream as much as I possibly can, especially more than the average work week. I’m not going to let people get away with the idea that I don’t work hard at what I do. Some streamers surely don’t work hard, but there are plenty of streamers that work extremely hard and are dedicated to their channel and their following. I am one of these streamers, and I will prove that to my fans.
I will be all packed up and out of my office in a week and soon I will be streaming live from Los Angeles. I absolutely cannot wait to make the best streams I can and to plan all kinds of new and old content for the show.
Shows will be sparse in these next two weeks as I will be moving and packing so my show times will be all messed up. But I will make it all up to everyone soon by streaming more than I have ever done before. I appreciate all the support that my fans have given me over the past years. All of your support is the reason I am doing this. If I didn’t have the people that believed in me and my show, I likely wouldn’t be still risking my dream as a streamer. But I still am and I thank you for this. You rock CULT.
Still not a cult master,