Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there. I’ll tell you all about me and the beginning struggles of Austin’s career. (I hope y’all get the reference…..gah I’m old)
Seriously though, when Austin quit Best Buy to do YouTube full time, it scared the mess out of me. I wasn’t sure what would happen. Would his channel take off? Would we be back in the financial hole we had just got ourselves out of? We didn’t know. My biggest fear was that we were going to suffer financially again. At that point in time, I was working two jobs to be sure that if it failed, at least we wouldn’t be totally screwed. I didn’t have to but you know, just in case. It took me a while to really stop worrying about what would happen, about “what if”. For a bit there I felt like I was working harder than he was. It sucked, honestly, but in the end I’m glad it worked out.
I also envied Austin. I would have loved to have been able to stay home and not go to work, but I knew I couldn’t do that. I felt like I had to be the one to pick up the slack. I had faith in him, though. I believed he’d accomplish what he desired. I wouldn’t ever tell him to not follow his dreams so I wanted to be sure I could do whatever it took for him to do so.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy that Austin went full time! It was weird timing but it was also great timing. It was as if that first month was a sign that he made the right choice and should keep it up. I personally wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve enjoyed it. He has a great community so there’s so much support from everyone. It’s been a fun, yet trying experience. 🙂