Many of you were wondering about my blog, and I have awesome news for you! I’ve actually been filming a vlog that’s a continuation of my blog here – it’s about travel, facing fears, dance, learning, and inspiration. I’m releasing it under the new name CourageRepublic. If you’re an email subscriber, I’ll do my best to transfer you over properly, but it’s best if you re-subscribe at CourageRepublic.com I’ll be forwarding Risingbean there in the next few weeks.
But, back to the Courage Republic vlog. Long story short, I never stopped filming my exploits, but I was just making short clips to make more inspirational videos like I did before. I wanted more – to share my adventures in long form continuously and to try something new. Last year, I started narrating during my adventures, and now I’ve gotten the hang of putting together something cohesive, interesting, and inspiring!
So, CourageRepublic is more or less the video continuation of Rising Bean, and is all about being courageous, facing fears, and learning. It means constantly being uncomfortable, putting myself out there, and failing quite a bit. But, along the way, I’ll engage in and learn several skills: languages, art, music, engineering, dance (of course), street magic, rock climbing, extreme sports, photography, and plenty more. I won’t just dabble in these things – I’ll do my best to learn everything to a decent proficiency and then combine skills, share, and connect.
It often comes together when I’m on the road traveling, but as you’ll see, I don’t have to travel to share many things I’ve learned.
So, to get things started, I have to first release my vlog. And it’s a fear I have to face. I love making these videos, but at the same time, I’m actually an introvert, and it feels awkward to be on camera not as a dance instructor, but as me. To top it off, I have to expose myself to my friends and family, and though I know I have their support, it feels awkward nonetheless. As such, I chose to use my real name, Jesse, in the vlog, rather than my pen name/dancer name, Ki’une.
Also, I could use your support! If you like what I’m doing, or I’ve inspired you in the past, you can support me as a patron on Patreon. It also really helps if you share anything. Here are my new social links:
If you don’t see the above trailer for my vlog, click here to see it on Youtube.
Jesse (or Ki’une)