The video opens with a quick reflection on the difficulty of draw my life challenges then fires right into the meat of the video. No unnecessarily long introductions here! The idea behind this video is that Wengie narrates the whole story of her life and illustrates scenes as she goes.
As a baby and young infant, Wengie was difficult to feed. She would, for example, keep a spoonful of rice in her mouth for hours at a time without swallowing it. She was however, more amenable to ice cream and would use very mature negotiating tactics on her grandfather to get him to buy her ice cream.
Her grandfather would become one of her caretakers when her parents moved to Australia. She remained in their care until she was four years old, at which point she flew to Australia to live with them.
She describes herself growing up as a “massive tomboy.” She was in to many typically male interests such as robots, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Transformers.
Her family moved to a nicer place in Sydney when she was seven. When she started going to school here, her teachers and parents noticed that she had an extreme problem with shyness which Wengie eventually realized was a result of extreme introversion. Her parents started making great efforts to get her to make friends and be more social. This eventually paid off in high school when she started making many friends and had a vibrant social life.
This is also when the internet became popular, back in the days of hour+ downloads for songs. She started using it to chat with strangers and other early internet time-wasters like geocities. It wasn’t until she was 25 years old that she leveraged this experience for a job as a social media consultant.
After getting clients in this job and having some success, she started her own YouTube channel, mostly as a way to imbed videos into her blog. Eventually though, she started spending more and more time doing YouTube videos until she quit her job to focus solely on making more videos.