Welcome to 2017 everyone! How was 2016 for you? For me, it was filled with so much negativity for the first half, and then major learning and growth during the second half. 2016 was the year of my health and my career.
During the first half of 2016, I was dealing with a lot of health problems. If you would like to see those videos in detail, I’ll have links to all three parts in the description. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3] I was dealing with chronic pain, fatigue, and my desire to do anything was gone. What came of this was me needing to take a break for a while from making videos. I needed to focus on my health and other things. It turns out, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and it’s something that doesn’t really have a cure, but there are remedies that help. For one, I was capable enough to do some exercises such as running, various workouts, and just getting up and moving in general. But also, I found three supplements that helped that I take daily. They are turmeric, magnesium, and cannabidiol, or CBD. These things have completely changed my life since I am able to function again. While I still deal with fatigue, and some days I want to sleep all day, I have gotten to the point towards the end of the year that I am more productive than I have ever been.
Let’s talk about my productivity and my career. I have two other YouTube channels, both of which I’ll have links in the description, that I now work on and am not overworked. Just working on this channel was too much for me earlier this year, and now I’m doing three and am doing it so efficiently and productively. One channel is Elle Stone, which uses my real name and is dedicated to my personal life with completely unscripted, spontaneous videos. The other channel is Iris Fae which is dedicated to guided meditations and relaxation. I am so proud of these and will continue with them.
And lastly, I am expanding. I don’t just do YouTube and one channel. I have multiple YouTube channels, a website, a Bandcamp page to download my guided meditations. All of which I’ll have links to in the description. But in just early December of 2016, I created a Patreon page. This was something I carefully thought about and determined that with the creative work that I do, it’s time to expand further. For those of you who are not aware, Patreon is a site that allows fans to support creators. You are more than welcome to support my work in this way. Not only will you get a special reward that not many others may have access to, but you are also supporting me and my ability to continue making educational videos and guided meditations. That is my form of work and I would love nothing more than to continue with it, while making a full-time living for myself, and investing and expanding further, and most importantly, connecting with you, the views and people who truly admire and appreciate my work. I appreciate your support no matter what.
As for future plans, I am getting closer and closer to my ideal life and lifestyle. 2017 will be the bridge to get there. I am so close and each day marks progress. Things will continue to expand and grow and I will accept new opportunities, in addition to make the effort to go towards these new opportunities. Already I am making progress at this since I am beginning to take the initiative and not sit back and wait. Time will tell and I have so much to do that I will accomplish.
Thank you for watching and listening to my recap of 2016. 2017 is going to be a wonderful year. And, I hope you all have a wonderful day and good start to the year 2017!
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Another year down once again. Time is just zooming past like crazy. I can’t believe how fast everything has gone by, and just the progress I’ve made as well. There is plenty more to come that I’m excited about!