At the beginning of 2017, I decided to make it the best year ever. A year to be creative. A year to help others. A year to be just that little bit better. A year to have more fun and adventure. A year to constantly be unveiling my NOW WHAT?
I bought a $15 course online on: How to Create Your Own Website using WordPress. Worked on it through December and the Christmas holidays while I ate too much and drank too much. No clue with what I was going to use the website for exactly. But I created it and it was out there. Oh… and I also joined Instagram and created a Facebook page under kellyJOYrust.
Launched my website on January 1st 2017 and announced it through a Facebook Live post. I also announced that I was going to put myself on a 30 day fitness challenge and that I will be posting a video every day to document my progress. This 30 day Vlog was 1) to get use to making more videos and 2) use my personal training experience to hopefully lose a bit of holiday weight and tone up. I lost 13 pounds. I looked and felt great.
At the end of the challenge, I booked Boudoir Photos as a gift for my husband for Valentines day and also as a gift to me for my 30 day fitness accomplishment. It was scary and out of my comfort zone, but conquered the challenge and loved the pics.
The month of love. I dedicated the month to my husband Ryan and I blogged an entire week on things I did to let him know how much he means to me. I gave him the boudoir photos in an album on Valentine’s Day. He loved them.
My March goal was to go on a Moms Gone Wild trip with my sister Brianne. I had never been longer than a night away from my two young boys and now was the time. Brianne and I booked a trip and two weeks later we were on a plane to Cancun, Mexico. It will be a memory that I will never forget.
Which brings us to April. About a week ago I made another announcement. I announced that starting immediately, I will be making more videos and posting each one to a channel that I had created on YouTube. The goal is to Vlog and produce 100 videos by December 31, 2017.
Why YouTube and Why 100 Videos?
I wanted to elaborate a bit on why my next NOW WHAT challenge and adventure is to create 100 YouTube videos.
Well, firstly, a) I love a good challenge and b) making these videos will be creating more adventure in my life, more fun in my life, more laughs….and who doesn’t want that?
I feel like I need to say that I am a smart, professional business woman about 50% of the time. But the other 50% of the time, I am extremely silly, ridiculous and weird. This side tends to come out a lot more when I am making videos. Be prepared.
I feel like YouTube is going to be a place to unload some of the ideas that are floating around in my head and I know that making these videos are going to help me with more NOW WHAT? projects. Game on!
So… I guess that’s it in a nut shell.
100 videos by December 31, 2017 on YouTube… because being a wife, a mom of two young boys, working 9-5, investing and working on my business just wasn’t enough.
Oh and I almost forgot…If you haven’t already, go check out Vlog 1, 2 and 3 already on YouTube under kellyJOYrust, SUBSCIBE and get ready for more.