We haven't seen or heard much from Casey Anthony in the past 6 months since she was released from jail after being aquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Yesterday, a grainy video surfaced of the 25- year-old on Facebook and YouTube that she apparently recorded herself in October.

In the 4 1/2 minute video, Anthony muses "It's just a little surreal how much things have changed since July and how many things haven't changed... But the good thing is that things are starting to look up and things are starting to change in a good way. I just hope that things stay good and that they only get better."

She makes no mention of her daughter, her parents, the trial, or where she has been hiding out these past few months, but said she plans to remain there until "at least until the end of February."

She does chat about how happy she is to have a new computer:  "I'm excited that I'll be able to Skype and obviously keep a video log, take some pictures and that I have something that I can finally call mine. It's been a long time since I've been able to call something mine."

The video diary aired this morning on the TODAY show. The segment ends with reporters commenting "I'm sure many people are wondering why she feels the need to put herself out there in this way."

According to the Facebook group page that posted the video, Anthony's motive is clear.

The Huffington Post reports that an admin for the People Against 'We Support Casey Anthony posted:  "This video is for one purpose. To expose the fact that she is extorting supporters for money ... I didn't pay for this video. It was given to me...If people are sending her donations for these videos they won't have to if they are up for free."

Whatever the reason she's speaking out, Anthony says she'll continue to do so. At the end of the video she promises more video diaries will be coming.

"This is the first of many, and I'm looking forward to this," Anthony says. "It's a little scary, because I hate being on camera. But I need to conquer that fear at some point and this is a good start."