NEW VIDEO | Catch Up On 2017
GOOOOOOOD MORNING YOU GUYS!
Wait. It's 1pm so, GOOOOOD AFFFFTERNNOOONNNN!
I filmed, editited, and uploaded a video yesterday morning & did a little post on Facebook to share it. Those of you who have been following and already stay up to date on the blog already know all that is included in my post below, but I am just copy/pasting here since I don't have much more to add than what is in the videos and my fb post!
I HOPE YOU ENJOY MY NEWEST YOUTUBE VID! It's a lot of talking, but there are update clips at the end :)
I've made a lot of new friends/acquaintances over the past year (many which are fairly new friends here on FB), and while I'll tell my story to almost anyone who asks, I do not bombard people with details upon making a friendship or introduction.
For those of you who don't know, or have only heard rumors that love to travel around people groups (i'm not mad, it's just human nature), I WILL JUST TELL YOU THE TRUTH HERE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO RESEARCH ON GOOGLE trying to find photos and videos (that my Husband and I have worked to clean off the internet) to connect the dots, lol.
I made my living for 3 years off of YouTube videos featuring me scantily clad, frolicking in lingerie, and comedy skits alongside running a "successful" website featuring paid membership content of the same nature. This lifestyle was promising at the beginning and packed full of alluring offers coupled with "fake fame" but very abruptly came to a point where I felt so much pain and I knew that was not what God created me to do. You can read a little more about this here: https://ciarakleva.com/blog/sexandsocialmediapartone
Thank God that His promises and grace don't have any daggers & pain waiting around the corner. I am always so happy to get a chance to own and share my story (usually in bits and pieces bc the whole thing is heavy, lol) because I know that it is not my identity, it is just what I've experienced. You can always ask, text me to meet up for coffee, or just Facebook message me if you are curious and have questions. xo
After making almost all my most popular and monetized videos private and laying dormant *still in process of cleaning up all the accounts*, I finally am "back in the YouTube game" (and I say that lightly lol) after over a year hiatus from video. I've spent the past year being "youtube silent" focusing on things closer to the heart & home, in community, doing hard work in counseling/therapy, slaying lashes and brows, loving my Husband, writing and releasing my digital download "RECLAIMED" (http://www.ciarakleva.com/shop), and rediscovering my voice through writing on my website and anywhere that will have me speak/write.
It feels so awkward and so good to talk to a camera again, all the while picturing who may be watching on the other side of the planet. God redeemed my life. He redeemed my "business" on social media. And he just totally clears my name over and over again. I'm so blessed!
If any of you women/men out there care about a catch up on the last year, and hearing it so you don't have to read since you just read this novel lol, you can find the link below! :)
CLICK HERE TO WATCH! ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdrGhp_6K50