Why Did I Create Anime Shelter?
Hello everyone and welcome to our shelter!
Today, I’m writing more for me than for you… Sorry! However, I feel the need to put in words why did I ultimately create Anime Shelter.
Truth is, I’ve been lost for a few months! And, no, I’m not saying that I started hating blogging or some of the sort. However, especially when it comes to my career, I feel a bit lost in what should I pursue. In other words, why I’m in this world and what is my role for the greater good.
To be honest, I’m not a very spiritual person. Nonetheless, I strongly believe we all have a role in the world, in society, in our families, in our friendships… And, the thing is, for some months now that I’ve been trying to understand what am I supposed to do, to create… Ultimately, what is the path I need to partake to be happy?
Well, I was not able to come up with the answer myself. In fact, I’m still looking for answers. However, I do have a little more depth to what I want to contribute and live in this world. I decided to go and speak with an old professor of mine for some enlightenment. She then proceeded to point me another person who I had a conversation yesterday. This conversation made me realize many things that I was not able to grasp by myself, but there was one question that really made me think.
What Do You Want To Leave In This World?
Basically, what do I want to add and make an impact in this World? Strangely enough, the answer was already there, I just had been too busy to actually find it. The thing that I want to add the most to this World is helping people who may be passing through the same I passed when I was younger.
When I was a teenager my father passed away. With this, a huge amount of debt appeared and my mother entered into a depression state. I felt alone, without knowing what to do and with nobody to ask for help. It was amazingly difficult. In fact, I ended up to also fell in a state of depression.
To be honest, even today I’m not sure how I was able to pass through all that with good grades that led me to go to one of the best management universities in Portugal, which, in the end, abled me to be in a state of economic stability as I am today. If someone told me that there would be a day that I was going to be able to buy a videogame without thinking twice in the money I was spending, I would say that they were lying.
Nevertheless, the path to arrive here was not easy in any shape or form. In fact, that’s the main reason why, 6 years later, when I was finishing college, I had general anxiety and thought I was going to die any day. This time around, the healing process was way more rational, and I know, step by step, what I had to do to regain mental health.
Where Does Anime Shelter Enter In This?
When I started my blog – arthifis.com – my only objective was to learn and gain experience in Digital Marketing. The goal was to land a new job… 2 months later I got the job I wanted (at least at that moment). However, in those 2 months, I fell in love with blogging. In other words, I fell in love with writing.
1 year later, I then decided to go self-host and start the Anime Shelter website. Truth enough, the website is about Anime. You could even say that it is about seasonal Anime since that’s what I write the most nowadays.
To be honest, until yesterday I just thought that I wanted to continue with the blog because I wanted to go pro and start making money with it! Something that continues to be true… But, there is something deeper.
Do you know why I named it Anime Shelter? After my trials, I was finally able to grasp this domain and, let me tell you, it made complete sense. A Shelter is something that you go for protection, and ultimately that’s what I want my website to be. A place where Anime lovers can come and give their opinions without feeling that they are going to be judged (I will make sure of that, don’t worry).
But, there is more than that… After the conversation with this person, I realized there was something moving me that I didn’t even know. Now I understand, I want to create a community! I want to create a place where Anime Lovers from all around the world won’t feel lonely! Where people can go and know that they can give the opinion they want without feeling judged (something that won’t happen in social media for example).
The moment I realized this, everything made more sense. Do I still want to make money with blogging? Yes, yes, I do! But not, it’s not because of an egocentric reason of just making money for myself while doing something I love. It’s much more.
Now that I understand what I really want to do in this World, I believe it will be easier to understand where I want to lead my blog and my career. I know the ultimate objective and will do everything to get to that objective, making people feel less lonely.
That’s why I’m in the process of editing my very first video for YouTube! YouTube videos really helped in those nights where I couldn’t sleep because of anxiety. I know they are not going to be good, at least in the beginning, but I don’t care! I feel that I’m working for what I want to add to society, and that’s enough.
I don’t want to get popular, I don’t want to get famous, I don’t want millions of views. I just want to help others in feeling less lonely and giving them words of comfort when they need to. And, that’s what I’m going to do. If I’m able to make money out of it, perfect! Having my own business is also a dream of mine and that way I would have more time to focus on the project. BUT, that will never be the ultimate objective.
Now, I pass the ball to you!