This year, I decided to have a little fun with our Butterfly Issue. Since our Butterfly Issue is all about change, transformation, and growth; I figured there was no better time than the present to change it up. After pondering over it for a bit, I thought, wouldn't it be cool if we did a livestream event?! What started out as a few interviews over a weekend, turned into a week-long 'live' issue featuring Love U Magazine contributors and several guest speakers.
The event kept getting bigger as excitement began to build. We started to promote the event on our social media channels and through Facebook ads. Best yet, people were actually signing up! I couldn't have planned it better if I had tried. And then, it all fell apart.
Days before the event was scheduled to begin, I found out that Hurricane Irma was headed my way. Oh, and not just headed my way, but scheduled to make landfall the very day the livestream issue was supposed to start. Oh my!
So, we canceled the event and eventually rescheduled, although rescheduling the event didn't come without any hiccups. Many of the women weren't able to accommodate the new event dates due to scheduling conflicts, but somehow, we still pulled the event it off.
I had a ton of fun with everyone who attended live and I also loved receiving your supporting emails. No, the event wasn't void of issues (tech issues, cancellations, no-shows, etc.), but I still had a blast! I had a chance to connect and network with our audience and our talented guest speakers. Best yet, my contributor team blew me away with their segments and dedication.
Was it a challenge? Oh yeah! But, was it worth it? Heck Yeah! What I learned, is that sometimes you can plan out every possible scenario, but when a hurricane comes, all the planning in the world means nada (nothing). The funny thing is, the theme of the Butterfly Issue allows Love U Magazine to inspire our readers and celebrate change, transition and growth. Little did I know, I would be the one getting the lesson! When life throws you a curveball, sometimes you catch it and sometimes you don't. I learned that it doesn't matter if you catch it or even drop it. What matters is that you pick the ball up and throw it back. That's all that counts!
Here's to 'throwing back the ball' and cheers to everyone who took part in both the digital and livestream version of the Butterfly Issue! If you missed the event, take a peek at four of the videos below. And, you can still pick up an all-access-video pass if you want to catch up on all the video sessions. Enjoy!
Fashion & Beauty
The first two videos that we have for you will help you get your fashion and beauty on! Go ahead and pamper yourself... you deserve it!
Styling Fall Fashion with Confidence
Take note as Sierra Holmes, Love U Magazine's Style Guru, gives Fall fashion advice on how to style pieces from Rachel Roy, Eloqui, Lane Bryant, Dia & Co., Just Fab, Ashley Nell Tipton (at JC Penny) and more!
Kristin's Beauty Beat
Love U Magazine's Kristin Gallina is here to share her daily beauty regime and answer your reader questions. Her #1 beauty secret will give you a serious 'Aha Moment!' (Spoiler Alert: It involves hairspray.)
Setting End-of-The Year Intentions
As 2017 winds down, we wanted to leave you with two videos that will help you prepare for the year ahead.
Create A Career & Life You Love
Liis Windischmann is a body-positive, wellness expert and the creator of 'Epic Shift.' Follow along as she guides you through a workshop that will help you create a career you love. Download her free workbook and take this free personality test to get even more value from this session. If you crave even more from Liis, pick up her brand new meditation album via your favorite streaming platform.
Love Letters Vision Board: Embracing Self-Love
Last, but far from least, Love U Magazine's Ebony Jordan is here to help you create a vision board. If you have ever wanted to create a vision board but have felt overwhelmed by the process, download her handy checklist and follow along as she walks you through the process step-by-step.
Thanks you for watching! We hoped you enjoyed these videos. Love U!