It appears that Irfan Junejo is calling it quits as a full-time vlogger. However he wont be deleting his channel nor will he stop posting videos. In a latest video titled 'I quit', the vlogger revealed that from here on he will make videos on his terms and on his own time. Meaning to say that he will not be uploading with the same consistency as before.
"Mein ab kisi bhi event pey nahi jata, mein kisi award ceremony pey nahi jata ,mujhe kisi bhi podcast kee invitation ati hai mein nahi jata, mein ney Twitter chordia hai, aur mein ney camera use karna bohat kam kardia hai ( I don't go to any events anymore, I don't answer any podcast requests and I have stopped using a camera as often as before", he said at the start of the video.
Junejo goes onto discuss that the reason he started making vlogs in the first place was because he enjoyed watching them, adding that he never thought that through the medium he will be able to fulfill all his "wildest dreams". "Ronaldhinio sey milnay sey lekar apni dream bike khareedna (From meeting Ronaldhinio to purchasing my dream bike" ,he said.
Junejo points out that one of the best feelings he experienced through vlogging was when a stranger calls him an "inspiration". At the same time the content creator opened up about his own troubles with anxiety and self esteem noting that for a while now he has lost the confidence to make anything that he really wants to and "too scared" to say things he actually means.
"Eik larka jo kisi waqt mein full of life aur optimism hota tha, ab woh din ba din ziada sey ziada vanilla hota ja raha hai aur yeh sub bhi vlogging kee waja sey hoa hai ( A person who used to be full of life and optimism has become vanilla now. That too is because of vlogging)", he said.
Junejo recalls that his "existential crisis" began when he crossed the 500k subscriber mark on his Youtube channel. "Tab sey mein mujhe har jaga chota chota signs nazar arahay hein ( Since then I am seeing small signs everywhere)", he reminisced .
The content creator lists the example of Arunag Kashyap and Will Smith both of whom turned down reasonable money in order to purse higher goals, noting that the choice worked out well for them in the long run.
At the same time he notes that while the signs were there he wasn't able to answer the question. " I wanted a concrete answer. Why would anyone quit when they are consider the best in the business, When it comes to vlogging", he said.
The final answer for him came when he stumbled across a letter by renowned 19th century painter Vincent Van Gohg to his brother. In the letter Van Gohg responds to the news of his first painting being sold. Junejo goes on to share the letter in which Van Gohg is basically questioning the importance of success and recognition for an artist.
Towards the end Junejo lets everyone know that he doesn't like making Vlogs anymore. However at the same time he assurs his audience that he will continue to make videos, some of which can be even Vlog in the future.
"Vlogs are no longer the focus of my life. I will make whatever I want to make and I will make it whenever I want to make" he said. Junejo concludes the video by thanking is fans for everything.
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