A 16 year old Clonmel student has finally built up the courage to tell his parents that when he grows up, he wants to become a Vlogger.
Having been secretly recording and uploading videos for months in his room, 16 year old Andrew Burke felt the time was right to reveal his secret to his parents.
I knew I was different and not the same as most people I know. I didn’t want the standard 9-5 life. I want to be a Vlogger. I want to make videos and I think it’ right that my parents finally know who I really am.
What Happens Next Is Amazing
Nervous and scared, Andrew brought his parents in from the farm and sat down to tell them what he had been hiding deep inside him for years.
Tearing up and shaking he finally got the words out and a heavy weight lifted off his shoulders.
Upon hearing the news, Andrew’s father said:
Cop the fuck on. You’re getting yourself a real job and can forget about talking shite into a camera for the entire world to see. Trust you to think you can make a living sitting on your arse doing nothing. Grow the fuck up and forget about that video crap.
Looking to his mother Bridget for some emotional support, she followed up with:
You promised the both of us that you’d help out more around the farm if we got you that camera and have you? No. You’ve gotten worse Andrew. All you do is think about yourself. Your father is out working 18 hours a day on this farm to put food on your plate and you come out with these notions?
Dejected, Andrew stormed to his room, not realising that severe complexes were forming deep in his psyche that will take him many years and a lot of alcohol to overcome.
However, he suddenly realised that he did in fact, do absolutely nothing around the family home while everyone else picked up after him.
Inspired by a new, deep perspective on his young life, he’s now committed to dropping the camera and picking up his responsibilities.
The deeper he looked into himself, the more he realised he had gotten away with not lifting a finger and putting even more strain and pressure on everyone else at home.
This powerful insight not only upset him, but fuelled him to change his selfish teenage ways and become far more aware of all those around him who have done so much for him.