Have you ever been in a place where you were so comfortable that you began to wonder what your next great challenge would be?
Perhaps you’ve been in your role at work for some time and are looking for new opportunities. Maybe you’re become comfortable in your routine at home and you just wish you could change things up a bit.
Starting a new chapter can be scary, but you know that deep down you’re ready to turn the page on where you are right now.
That’s where I was at last month. I needed change.
As a child, I remember rearranging the furniture in my bedroom every few months because I just needed to feel like I was in a different environment. I would grow tired of things really quickly. Once I figured something out or mastered a task, it was on to the next.
With Inspired by Nick, I’d worked so hard for so long to turn it into a self-sustaining machine. It came from a place of passion and hustling on top of my full time job for a “brighter” future, where one day I could work for myself.
Then, it happened.
I took the leap from the corporate world, and all of a sudden I had what I’d worked so hard to attain. And I had absolutely no idea what to do with it.
For a long time, I knew that video and starting a YouTube channel would be my next big chapter. Totally out of my comfort zone.
When I blog, it’s just me and my thoughts. I have the time to put thought behind what I want to say. I’ve always had a passion for writing because I feel like it can convey so much meaning in such a formulaic way.
But video, ouf.
On the spot. No off days. No hiding behind a laptop, or a phone, or a camera. Now it’s front and centre.
And while I’ve definitely been outside of my comfort zone recently, for the most part I’m really proud of the content I’ve created over on my Inspired by Nick YouTube channel.
Where I’ve been, is a placeof focus, on creating content for YouTube.
Here are the links to three of my recent videos that I hope you check out and enjoy.
Video is a way for me to grow, and a new way for me to share content, even if it’s just my every day life with all of you.
Inspired by Nick was birthed from a place of helping others live their healthiest lives. After I lost 100+ lbs and changed my relationship with food, I simply wanted to share that with others. And I told myself that if I could help even just one person improve their health, it would be a job well done.
So the motto of my Inspired by Nick will always be #BeGoodToYourBody, but the form of content is certainly evolving. It will always continue to evolve.
Where I’m going, is a place of new territory. I will always keep inspiredbynick.com as my blog where I share recipes and updates with all of you, but keep in mind that I am only one person.
As a full time blogger my time is divided between:
- Emailing back and forth between brands,
- Developing a content calendar,
- Physically creating the content, in my case:
- shooting photos of myself,
- developing recipes,
- preparing food,
- styling it,
- photographing it,
- editing it,
- Posting regularly on social media and interacting with my community,
- Managing an account across my blog, instagram, youtube, twitter, facebook, pinterest,
- Setting aside time to physically write blog posts, editing them, and getting them web-ready for publishing,
- Attending media events,
- Editing videos (which let me tell you, can be a full time job on its own),
- And then obviously time to live life OUTSIDE of work.
The month of August has quickly turned into VLOGUST, but in the coming months, here are the intentions I’m setting for myself, and for you.
- Blogging on inspiredbynick.com: 1 post per week
- Vlogging on my YouTube channel: 2 videos per week
- My Instagram + Facebook channels: 7 posts per week, a daily operation
To all my OG subscribers, readers, and followers, thank you for sticking around and always supporting my new projects. I literally LOVE hearing from all of you, so please do leave me a comment either here or on YouTube or Instagram/FB to let me know what you want to see from me.
Are you wanting more blog posts? More recipes? Do you prefer to follow a recipe via text in a blog post or via video? What types of videos do you love watching most?
Let me know!
Catch you in my next post or over on YouTube!
Inspired by Nick
be good to your body