Draw My Life | MATTHIAS

Draw My Life | MATTHIAS


My name is Matthias and I’m going to Draw My Life. I was born in Woodland Hills, California in 1988. I have an older sister and 3 years later, I got a younger brother, Joey, or as we refer to him on this channel, J-Fred. Before I went to school, some of my oldest memories involved playing with Hot Wheels and Legos. I loved Legos! I didn’t actually go to preschool because I had to stay home with my mom. In fact, she actually put me in a kindergarten a YEAR later then I should’ve gone, because she wanted just a little more time with each of us. Once I finally went, I was pretty shy and never really talked to anyone. When I was about 5, my brother and I met one of our best friends we would ever have. His name was Trevor. Or as we refer to him on this channel, as “T-Spence”. They had just moved in across the street from us. He had an older sister, my age, and I went to school with her. Trevor shared me and my brother’s love for Lego’s, Hot Wheels, and basketball. Everyday we possibly could, we would hang out with each other. We loved to grab our sleeping bags and take them into the backyard, camp out with food that our parents packed for us. We would take trips with our family to other states, we would draw basketball courts on our driveways, and set up small hoops so we could play basketball. We would buy every basketball jersey we could find in thrift shops and pretend we played basketball in the NBA. We would do everything together. Until I turned the age of 11 . . . Then, one day, they moved away 🙁 They moved over NINE HUNDRED miles away ! My brother and I didn’t know what hit us. Our “brother” had moved away, and depression hit me. I haven’t played basketball since; I haven’t really played ANY sports. Since that day In retrospect, I know it hurt my brother, Joey, a lot, but I was 11 and I coped with it the only way I could. It was at that point, I believe, I grew up. I stopped believing in a lot of things. But Don’t worry, it gets better. very soon after, my family and I moved to Orlando because of my dad’s job. He was an “imagineer” at the time, working for Disney on theme parks. Designing rides, and such. It was only going to be temporary, but me and my siblings resisted. But on the first day, two different neighbours came up and introduced themselves. And just like that, we had new friends. [^_^] We were able to go to Disney World at ANY point we wanted to, since my dad worked for them. It was pretty fantastic. But then we moved BACK to California [;-;] We took a month and drove across the entire country, and almost all the states. [Geezums] I loved it! [Oh, okay then.] I was in the car for an entire month. [Sounds horrible to me . . .] But it went by so quick. So we finally got back to California, away from our new friends, back to our old. I was 13 at the time, and a lot of things go on at that age. [true dat] So you can imagine that the friends I moved back to . . . changed. And I no longer identified with them. [I’m sorry] I got into making videos — I was in 9th grade. But after making around 15 videos, I felt no-one else cared about it. It was hard to make videos all by yourself, [yeah it is] so I stopped. In 10th grade, I found some guys I identified with. They were in a band, I had never played music before, but I told them I could sing! When in fact, I had never sung before. They let me be in the band anyway! We would play shows, where I would literally make up lyrics and melodies ON THE SPOT. I could imagine the audiences were confused, at best. I really got into music at that point, though, I had started to learn how to play guitar, bass, and piano. It was also at that point when I saw the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. I was running around the track for PE, and she was in a different class, playing soccer. I couldn’t wait for PE, regardless of my distaste for sports, because I just wanted to get a glimpse of her. Her name was Amanda. Later, she tells me a similar story of how she would watch me run across the track to the point where she would get distracted playing soccer, and someone kicked the ball into her face and how embarrassed she was. Luckily, she said, I didn’t see it. So, I kept on with music, and then slowly realised highschool kids just want to hang out and mess around. I was in it for the music, and incredibly frustrated by that. Then I met Michal Badal. We shared the same passion for music. He first introduced me to Apple computers, and that changed my life forever! It sounds dramatic, but it was then I realised that with this tool, I could do anything I wanted, and be anything I wanted to be. I could record an entire song, and write and play every musical instrument myself. I didn’t NEED anyone else; and that empowered me. So I did that. With Michal’s help, we recorded a 14-song album before I was even out of 11th grade. To this day, we are still very proud of that album. It’s called “Where We Should Be”. By “The Social”, which is what I called myself back then. People started to hear it, and other musicians wanted to part of the band. Michal played drums, and we played a bunch of shows. I’ll never forget that feeling when the crowds know the words you wrote by heart. But playing live WASN’T for me. I got a job at a local drugstore, and got a car, finally. After flirting around for 2 years, I was ready to have a girlfriend. So I asked Amanda if she wanted to be my girlfriend, and she said yes. I remember our first date, which was a story she loves to tell. Because the waiter came up and asked if I wanted change. I said, “no”. I thought he meant coins . . . But evidently, he meant 20 dollars left over from the cash that I gave him. The waiter got a $20 tip that night. Pretty sure our meals cost less than THAT. Amanda and I would hang out together every day, we quickly fell deeper and deeper in love. I then went to college for filming music, and I directed a film at the community college I went to, that won “Best Cinematography”. Vemio, that – that other video site, LOVED IT, and featured it on their homepage. I was proud of that. It was titled “Maestro”. It was about a musician that needed to learn to believe in himself and his instincts. That theme you’ll probably find in a lot of what I do. Amanda and I have been dating for about four years at that point. I took her out to a deserted beach on a boardwalk and proposed, right then and there. [FANGIRLING] I knew I would ALWAYS be with her. And she said yes. [YAAAAY] I then transferred to CSUN, where I continued my film degree. I was chosen to be one of the 4 students to direct a thesis film. The budget for that film was over $30,000. My team and I had to build an entire farmer’s market for the film. Alex Goiyet, another film student at CSUN, helped me with the project. At that time, he had just started up HIS YouTube channel — Joule Thief. A couple months before I graduated, I was laid off of my job at the drugstore; it was scary and depressing. I was in a bad mindset. But then, that’s when I decided to start making YouTube videos. It was April of 2012. With the help of Alex, I started my channel, “Matthias”. I’ve been making YouTube videos on a weekly basis ever since, and I love it! I soon started getting work and making videos for networks and other people for money. I’m about a month away from my wedding, with my beautiful Amanda Faye as we speak. And this is where the journey continues.

100 thoughts on “Draw My Life | MATTHIAS

  1. This video was so inspirational. It's a sign to never give up hope in your life, follow your dreams.

  2. I'm 2019 sooo it mean no one late even if its late vid no ones late hahahahaheheehe matt have one girlfeiend and no breakups that what another commenter said and i will say this YES NO BREAKUPS AND NO 345678910 GIRLFRIENDS and its great

  3. This sounds like a sad story cause the music and the way he’s talking and cause he moved away from his friends and stuff it’s kinda sad

  4. I didn’t like the beginning and part of the middle of the story :C your voice sounds terribly sad in that video and in your challenge videos you sound so happy and that you were having so much fun!!! Were you ok when you did that? And yes you probably don’t remember because lol I’m really late 😂

  5. I know how you feel about loosing a brother. I was with my friend since I was 3 and just last year I moved 3000 km away from him and we don’t talk much anymore. It sucks but it does get better eventually

  6. Can you please make an updated one? I know it's not trendy or popular anymore, but I honestly loved hearing this.

  7. oo lemme finish it they get married have a happy life matt gets this weird robot thing hi5 studios and the team edge leaves hi5 then they have a ADORABLE baby girl named luna (her smile is so cute it makes no sense) and thats it pretty much

  8. Wow I remember when Matt, J and Brian made videos on their backyard and when this channel was called Matthias. Good times!

  9. OMG I FOUND THE “WHERE WE SHOULD BE” ALBUM ON SPOTIFY!!!! Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/5h7GGdFA0lKz4BgnZytMI7?si=rJ3RiOjnSOubcFYNVwKYpQ

  10. I know how Matt feels when he says his Bestfriend left him because my two Bestfriend’s are leaving to go to NSW ;c

    P.s I know I’m late

  11. Damn Matt was such an achiever
    And it was interesting to see the Joule Thief bit in there since I just came here after binging Internet Icon 2
    It'd be interesting to see how much more you've achieved since this video maybe you should make a sequel!

  12. Finally a normal draw my life because all you tubers have sad stories like my twin nearly died at birth, I was really poor. Thank you matthias

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