Happy New Year! 2018
2017 was a year for the books! Let me take a moment to talk about how good GOD has been!!! My highlights of 2017: I started my own music publishing company, wrote, produced and released my debut album on my 24th birthday. Ministered & performed in different venues this year such as: My alma mater DePaul University, Gospel on the Beach, AfroFest and numerous Urban Soul guest appearances (thanks Keelan!). I was interviewed on the GMAP Broadcast Network for the first time by Pastor Kevin Stawder, which aired online and via Comcast Tv. My album "Love Notes" was ranked #2 in the Contemporary r&b download section on Amazon it's first week of release. I co-directed and released my very first music video titled "Dear Future Husband" thanks to my big bro Cornell Ford. I designed and published my website (www.rachelyvonnemusic.com).
I was selected as teacher of the month in November at my job. I was recognized and awarded along with many other amazing staff by the fire department for safely caring for our children during a fire that happened this past summer. Last, but not least for the 1st time I shot, directed and edited the music video for my Christmas single "O Holy Night" which released December 1st! I met all my fitness goals for this year & lost 15lbs, consistently going to the gym and changing my eating habits. I got baptized and publicly proclaimed my faith in Jesus Christ in November, joined a new church home and made some new friends!
Looking back, I can honestly say I met most of my goals written down for 2017. All of these things would not have been possible without Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit leading me into my purpose. I still have so much more that I'm determined to do. I am just getting started! 2018 will be another year of prosperity and new goals to accomplish! Let's do this!! I can do ALL things through CHRIST who strengthens me! 💪🏽🙌🏽❤