In a prolonged Instagram submit on June 18, DIY YouTuber Rachel Metz introduced that she and boyfriend Paul Rodriguez have known as it quits after seven years collectively.
Followers of her channel, which she began in 2015 and grew to over 485Ok subscribers, have all the time identified the 2 as a pair, in order that they have been shocked by the information of their breakup — particularly since Rachel had simply completed work on a serious mission of their shared L.A. house.
Rachel Metz’s breakup got here proper round her 30th birthday.
In a video titled “DIY Tiny She Shed Workshop Makeover + Life Replace,” the carpenter reveals that she moved out of her and Paul’s home on her precise birthday, which was Could 28.
“30 years previous, single, not able to mingle. I’m at present transferring my complete life and profession,” Rachel says because the digital camera pans throughout her packed-up studio. “All the things that you just guys know and love is simply empty.”
The brunette magnificence additionally tells followers that she’s getting ready to say goodbye to Paul and his daughter Heaven. “I’m gonna take a last walkthrough and simply give the home gratitude and provides Paul and the mini human gratitude,” she shares, tearing up.
Although Rachel didn’t give a cause for the break up, she admitted in her submit on Instagram that she is working by means of quite a lot of totally different feelings. “I have not mentioned a lot on right here as a result of I wanted to wrap what’s the final of my mind round it,” she wrote, referring each to her private life and the present civil unrest in America.
“All I understand how to do is figure… work in direction of shoulder checking myself and my white privilege, work at being snug having fixed/constant ‘uncomfortable’ conversations with my loves… work at contributing to the change,” she continued.
“Work by means of a breakup after seven years, bodily working to relocate my profession, life, canine — and work on discovering myself with out feeling responsible about doing so since my s–t is so rattling small compared,” she added.
Rachel additionally defined why she was selecting to publicly handle the break up and the occasions of the previous few weeks. “Issues are going to look so much totally different over right here and as unusual because it feels, I need to share this new chapter,” she informed followers.
“I felt pretend popping in and being like, ‘Oh hey no all the pieces is ok, I am effective, it is effective, let’s get again to DIY’ing.’ … I needed to return again after I bought my s–t straight (sorta) and share how I’m working to maneuver in a brand new/extra significant method throughout all platforms.”
Rachel confessed that she was struggling a few months in the past.
The approach to life vlogger revealed that, like lots of people, her psychological well being had suffered because of the coronavirus outbreak. “I’ve been in a darkish, stormy, and twisty place these days which is completely legitimate and [ok] given all of the -ish happening,” she wrote on April 17.
“It is [ok] to really feel. What’s NOT okay is in your ass to sit down, keep, and sulk in that s–t,” she added. “Personally? I give myself a full day to course of all of the feels however then I have to transfer on to one thing productive… Simply give it your all, use all of the instruments in your toolbox, and push by means of realizing you are doing the perfect/most you can.”
We will all use that type of pep discuss proper now.