Some people are content to let things flow in their own course and time, and others will move mountains to make things happen. Emi from Hectanooga ~ I didn’t make that word up, that’s where she’s from ~ is the second kind of person.
A retired woman, in her late 60′s, would have every reason to coast along in life. Every reason to kick back, and not spend time learning new things or forging new paths. Right? Most people would answer ‘yes.’ Retirement is the time to take it easy — Not so for Emi.
She saw retirement as an opportunity to buy a new computer, to learn about the power of the internet, and to develop her crochet hobby that began as a young girl – A girl who lived in Hectanooga, which was “so far in the woods that you had to come out to go hunting.”
What Emi did is astounding. She took a computer, the internet and her love for crochet and design and she turned them into something bigger than all of them put together. She has become a YouTube Mogul.
On March 23, 2011 Emi uploaded her first video to YouTube and today, 17 months later, she has over 12,000 subscribers and nearly 5,000,000 video views. Holy Cow! She’s recently started a blog to compliment her youtube channel. Check it out here, it’s called HectanoogaPatterns. On YouTube and on her blog she teaches people to crochet and posts free patterns for items she has designed so people can make them for themselves. How awesome is that?
I’ve asked Emi to write a guest blog post for me, look for it soon! Have you ever watched one of her videos?
The Guest Post can be found here.
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