It’s the end of the year, yay!
I’d be honest, for the life of me, I couldn’t necessarily figure out how to review this year. Now, don’t get me wrong, there was definitely a lot that happened this year.
I’ve written a lot about my highlights and experiences this year. So why not review you should ask?
Here’s why, see I didn’t have any new year resolutions (sure, you’ve outgrown this too by now). In fact, for the major part of the year, I tried to journal daily, instead of waiting until the end of the year. For the days, I couldn’t I tried to write at the end of the week, and this December in particular, I spent time every day writing about 3 different things I was grateful for.
The truth is I really just wanted to be a better person in all areas especially in: my relationship with people, my career, and my finances. I challenged myself, oh I really did; moved past my comfort zone and found out a lot about me I didn’t even know.
What did I do differently?
I spent a lot of time with ME, and I was more intentional with TV time. Now that I think it really, twas less TV for me and more YouTube, a lot of YouTube.
In short, let’s talk about our favorite YouTubers of 2018. This one’s been brewing for a while, particularly because even I saw the change in me when I started being intentional about what I watch on YouTube. These ones inspired me in several ways; some confirmed God’s Word to me, some propelled me to go forward with my Christian walk, and some taught me things I needed to know more about (I’ve added their YouTube channels and Instagram handles below)
My top 10 YouTubers of 2018
1. Ty Bello
Not your typical YouTuber, but her channel remains on my top list. Remember the Greenland album from 2006, this is one album I cannot stop listening to. @Τy’s songs, her carried me through some tough times. Some months back, there was just a cloak of sadness and so much uncertainty around me, I was very worried, anxious and unsure. One day on my way to school I downloaded and listened to almost every song on this album, and oh how my spirit was lifted. The words were so apt..God interrupted my intentions through unexpected interceptions, perfect timing.
Sometimes, I still wonder about how relevant and evergreen the songs are. But I’m also happy that I’m not alone, knowing someone’s been where I’ve been and got through is enough hope. These days, I just binge listen to the songs on TY’s channel, especially the spontaneous songs. I’m hoping one day, I can do the same with my gift.
If you don’t know Heather, hmmm what do I say🤔?
Heather’s messages and quotes are almost like she’s in my head. What I love the most about her is her walk on obedience. Just knowing that someone else has been there and that I’m not alone on my faith journey, and of course, God is real.
I’m still not sure how I found out about Stephanie, but I’m so grateful I did. I love her passion for teaching and how down to earth she is, and of course because she’s Nigerian (shoutout). Stephanie is real, you guys like she doesn’t mince words and she’s such a water walker
4. Michael Todd
Oh, Pastor Mike of Transformation Church is such a vibe! His relationship series (1-8) was so liberating. Talk about timeliness, it was just what I needed when I found it. After this, his sermons became one of my go-to sermons especially on days I was too lazy to go to church.
Girl! Girl!! Girl!!!
Sarah is fire. Like how can you be so gentle, yet so fierce? Sarah’s messages propel me to let go, to not settle for safe, and to trust His timing.
Need I say no more? Just check out everything you can find on Sarah Jakes Roberts, and thank me later.
6. Sisi Yemmie
Of course, I know you know SisiYemmie. In fact, YouTube Nigeria is synonymous to SisiYemmie..hahaha. Let me just brag and say I’m a better cook because of Sisi Yemmie’s videos. My best of her was a video where she lay it bare and told of the struggles coming up with ideas on her own without a mentor to look up to. This is so my story, and I’m glad that Sisi Yemmie has gone through everything to build a global brand. I’m tapping into this wisdom too. Amen, Amen!
7. Afua Osei
Gosh, I love Afua’s sense of humor any day. I’m not sure which one gets me more, her snazzy posts or her ‘Boring Entrepreneur series’, which is
I love the truths she dishes out in Last time I heard Afua speak, she said: “You have no business doing 5 different things badly when you haven’t done one right”.
Tomie is new to YouTube, so I’m happy I was already stalking her on IG and knew when the YouTube channel went live. Her ability to break down money matters with such simplicity and poise is so endearing. No wonder she’s the real Millenial Investment Expert. Kudos!!!
Tosin, Tosin, Tosin! This one is a surprise to even me, but I love Tosin’s personality and positive energy, her dress sense, and her relationship/marriage talks (because you need all the sense in the world)
Number 10 is your slot.
Tell me, who’s one YouTuber you’re grateful you found out about this year?
Overall, this year, just like last year, I’m grateful for life and looking forward to smashing more goals/breaking new grounds.
I’ll go with 2019 is that year of quantum leap!!!