Today we’d like to introduce you to Julia Espinosa.
Hi Julia, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
Growing up in San Diego my entire life, there is not much to complain about. However, in early 2019, my life changed. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. It makes a lot of sense now, but at the time scared me to no end; I felt broken because it seemed impossible that I, Julia Espinosa, had a neurological issue.
As time progressed, I found that there were not many people discussing mental health topics. It affected my friendships, (at the time) 4-year relationship, school, work, basically all aspects of my life. That is when I decided to make a YouTube channel. I wanted to talk about the physical symptoms of anxiety, the long-term effects, and so much more! Despite pushing myself way out of my comfort zone, I am continually growing my digital community!
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Oh gosh, no! I think this has been the largest learning experience for me in man y different aspects.
Mentally it can be very tough. I have, and still occasionally do, get caught up in whether or not people are making fun of me! I had heard other small content creators talk about people from high school or whoever making fun, but it comes with the job. I would not change it for anything in the world.
To add to that, digitally/physically, it has not been easy. Learning how to film/edit/produce quality content is a LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
As of right now, I have a lot of little irons in the fire! I currently go to school full time and am pursuing a BA in Mass Communications, work as a social media manager, YouTube, and a podcast on the side. I am focusing on growing my YouTube platform while focusing on work and school! I am a social media manager for a couple of businesses in San Diego – which I absolutely love.
I am so incredibly proud of the community of like-minded invidious I have created. I leave my DMs open and make a strong effort to answer as many as I can. I have come so far emotionally because of my community. Never in a million years would I have expected to open up to over 1,000 people on the internet. But I do, and I do it well! My goal is to redefine “normal.” For so long, I didn’t feel normal. I felt off and broken, but I’m still standing!
Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
I LOVE this question. My personal favorite way to consume content will forever remain in podcasts! I love to leave books for fiction and blogs for fashion. My top 3 podcasts:
1) Real Pod with Victoria Garrick
2) The Edd Mylett Show
3) 80/20 Podcast by Lily Rakow
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://linktr.ee/juliaelizabeth0
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliaespinosa/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/juliaelizabeth0