Starting something new is both exciting and daunting. When I set out to start my blog the mere idea of posting on social media almost every day while posting at least once a week on the blog made me so uncomfortable. I thought I would never be able to come up with enough things to talk about.
And yet, here I am 37 weeks later having posted almost every day on social media and took only 2 weeks off from posting on the blog. A task that seemed so daunting, completed…
Which means it is time to stretch myself again! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what direction I want to take this blog in. When I first started I thought my goal was to be a professional blogger, I thought I would move in the direction of women like Tasha Oakley or Jacey Duprie of Damsel In Dior. But, every time I sat in front of my computer to create – it wasn’t beauty tips, or fashion trends that came out it was topics like vulnerability, mental health, and my personal growth journey. It became a digital diary of sorts.
I choose not to fight it and force it to be something, I decided to just move forward and see what happened. I re-discovered my love of writing and found passion in wearing my heart on my sleeve. I realized that Life Off The Reel is not a fashion blog, or a beauty blog, it is not a fitness blog or even just a self-help blog. What is it then? I’ve been asking myself that question the past month or so. And, if I’ve been confused, certainly you have been confused too.
So, what CAN you expect in 2018?
I’m excited to share that it has finally become clear to me, Life Off The Reel is a place for women to come and feel empowered to take care of themselves. To remember that taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. I guess you could call it a self-care blog!
I will continue to share the personal growth topics that inspire me to take care of myself and stand in my power. I will share more of the relationship and dating advice that helped build my self-worth. I will continue to share the ways I take care of my own mental health. But, I will also be sharing more of the tips and products that make me feel good physically and mentally. My intention is to be a constant reminder that there is nothing more important than understanding and taking care of ourselves!
What else can you expect?
I will continue sharing consistently on social media and writing weekly blog posts. I will be launching a YOUTUBE channel, putting out new videos every week! AND I will be creating a monthly newsletter with personal updates, challenges and inspiring resources that I wont share anywhere else!
The idea of adding in video and a newsletter is really pushing me out of my comfort zone. How will I have time to do it? What if I suck on camera? What if no one watches them? Do I have enough topics to talk about?
I’m excited to take on the challenge and would love to know if there is anything in particular you would like to see!
As always, I love you and appreciate you for being here. I will never take for granted that you spent time in your day to share your attention with me.
I wanted to do something to say “thank you” for all the support you’ve given me since I launched LIFE OFF THE REEL this past April. Soooo I️ collected a few of my favorite things to GIVE AWAY as a gift from me to you to help you start off 2018 feeling your best!
(you could win!)
Vital Proteins – Marine Collagen
Ole Henriksen – Truth Serum (my favorite in the am), Invigorating Night Transformation Gel & Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer
CYDesign Studio – Simple Gold Disc Choker
(Value is over $250)
THE WINNER IS