The Birth of the KJ Teacher

In case you have not heard, I have uploaded my first vlog on my new YouTube Channel yesterday, May 23, 2020. It feels amazing to finally be able to do that after mulling over the idea for about two years. I have had very little expectations for it, so what is happening so far, just 24 hours after the upload, really blows my mind.

The plan to change my website from being about fashion, wellness, and lifestyle started when I found that my online writing job, which only led me to write three articles, was not fulfilling for me. I only did it for the extra money, which was not much but still money all the same, so I knew that it was not something I would have been able to sustain. I struggled to find it in my heart to continue writing about those things, although I wanted to do so, quite badly, because I already started. I eventually realized that I had to let go of them, and find a niche that would be easier for me to follow through. The site went in and out of my mind after that. I thought about it only when I was not busy with work, church, or what other things I busy myself over. By the end of 2019, I made a promise to myself that I will be more intentional about my life this 2020, and building my site is a part of that.

The leap year came, and the idea for my website and a YouTube channel came with it. I realized during one of those in-the-shower-lost-in-thought moments how I am a teacher. I know it seems quite obvious, but during that time I was in the shower, I thought about how much of me is influenced by my being a teacher. I recalled people telling me I have a “teacher personality”, although I still do not know exactly what that means, people from church looking to me for some advice or direction for events and other things because I am a teacher and I should know what to do, and people on the streets or at the market stopping to greet me because I was wearing a teacher’s uniform. I remembered how I had dreamed of being a teacher when I was a child, how I decided when I was in high school that it was something I really wanted to become, and how I worked quite hard to achieve that dream in college and the year after I graduated. It was decided before I even came out of the shower that day what my website and vlog’s center will be.

The coming of the COVID pandemic gave me time to finally work on the project. It also gave me a greater sense of urgency and purpose for what I was about to do. I had students (whether they were mine or not) and teachers (whether I knew them or not) in mind, as well as the hope that I might be able to help them in my little way.

On the day I uploaded the video and shared the link through a post on Facebook, I was shocked by the amount of support and encouragement I received from family, friends, students, and even mere acquaintances. I did not think it was an achievement to have a video on YouTube, but the fact that people congratulated me for it made me think otherwise. People took the time to watch and like my video, subscribe to my channel, share and promote it on their social media feeds, and even went out of their way to send me private messages for support and suggestions for my future entries. It made my heart so happy. I am grateful to God and I feel so blessed that He gave me these people in my life.

At the time of writing this article, I already have 104 subscribers on my channel and 528 views on my first vlog. I know I still have a lot of things to learn and improve on, but with the kind of support I have, I am sure that things can only get better. To everyone who made this possible, thank you very much!

23 thoughts on “The Birth of the KJ Teacher”

  1. na gustohan ko yung content then maraming ma tutunan yung iba istudyante na gaya ko sana tumagal tong vlog at sana wag syang sumuko pag gawa ng conten dahil ayun ang isa sa pag subok pag nag vlog content wahahaha God bless you always 😉

  2. Good start ‘nak and praying that by God’s grace you’ll be able to sustain this as you continue to be the best God made you to be in your amazing journey with Him! ♥

  3. Thank you for sharing this blog and vlog, ma’am! A lot of people have been looking forward to this kind of content where we could all learn and enhance our language and communication skills ♥️

  4. congratulations on pursuing your love for writing and iba din yung merong kang mashishare sa ibang tao, your inner thoughts and feelings and what ever you are into. keep going lang and looking forward to your posts!

  5. Congrats that you were able to make your passion project this quarantine. Ako matagal nang gusto magpost ng videos sa Youtube pero nahihiya pa rin ako magsalita sa harap ng camera, so I stick to my blog sa ngayon.

  6. I support you Teacher! It’s unusual to bump into teacher vlogs and this is what makes you unique. It is you. It is what you do. Keep it up!
    -Love and support from a fellow teacher here

  7. Congratulations po! I have a very good feeling about your channel and your site. A lot of people rely on the internet when it comes to knowledge so I believe your channel will definitely add to the resources out there. Kudos po! 🙂

  8. I am so glad that you’re able to find a good niche that suits your personality as well as your hobby. It’s really hard to find the right niche for both blogging and vlogging. It’s a struggle to find one until now. heheheh. Congratulations on your youtube channel.:)

  9. Wowww! Congratulations, teacher. That’s a pretty brave thing that you did– to finally let go of something that you’ve been doing for so long then starting out on things that really makes you, you. You are so lucky to have a very supportive friends and family ! ♡ I know some teachers din na nagstart na mag Youtube and they are very successful din because siguro bilang teacher, they can connect well to their audience. God bless on your new journey, teacher! 🙂 ♡

  10. Continue to write and make videos that relates to your profession and inspire other teachers too! Id probably refer you to my former teachers for inspiration, as this year is the start of the new normal now even with teaching!

  11. Welcome abroars Ma’am!! We’re gald to have you in the blogging community. I’m sure that as time will pass by, you’ll get a better sense of your personal brand and establish your niche. Write about what you want and what inspires you and I’m sure people will support you along the way. Congratulations and goodluck!!

  12. you have turned the pandemic into an opportunity to explore what you can do and create something you’ve always visualized to do. great start and good luck!

  13. Congratulations on releasing your first vlog! Enjoy your passion and keep on sharing valuable and educational vlogs 😀

  14. Congratulations on your first ever vlog! Totoo, sobrang nakakmotivate talaga to continue our passion of we get the support from our family and friends. Aside from that, seeing from this blogpost, you have a great content. Keep going!

  15. Congratulations on the new account! I love those aha-moments in the shower and glad you followed your intuition and started your channel! Good luck, teacher KJ!

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