For a little context: Kellyisms was what my dad referred to all the quirky sayings and doings I lived and breathed back in high school. The unique, one of kind things one-liners that just made you chuckle and wonder where in the world my brain pulled it from.
I had the domain parked for years waiting for something to do with it. The first version of kellyisms.com was birthed during the initial covid quarantine of 2020. It was all about my travels thus far : advice on where to go, what to do and how to do it. It was fun for a time, and it held a place when I needed it to be there.
Fast forward and Kellyisms.com evolved into showcasing all things Mimi and the adventures she had taken me on over the past 9 years. Life ebbs and flows in ways I can quite literally never see coming, and Kellyisms has started to encompass so much more than the piece of my life that is Emmie Lou.
While I cherish those times and sometimes wish things were that simple again, life has inevitably changed and Kellyisms is ready to morph into something bigger. In another "didn't see that coming" moment, I have circled back into the travel world but this time in a professional way.
What started off as a cold email to a travel agent I found thanks to Googling "travel agents in my area", turned into being a virtual assistant in the travel industry and has since snowballed into me becoming my own travel advisor in what is now known as Vacations Booked by Kelly Jo.
Travel has now become an even bigger part of my life than I anticipated, and since I know this is a niche that certain people will want to dive into without also sifting through my personal life, Kellyisms.com has now morphed in half. My Travel Blog is dedicated to those who don't care what latest vinyl record deal I just scored, and only want to focus on getting lost in where to travel to next.
The other half will be Kellyisms with a personal touch. In the Personal Blog you'll find, book rec's, hiking trails, pup gear and advice, low-tox living, financial goals, typical 31 year old single girl content and anything else KJ related that ya'll would want to hear about or that I may get into moving forward.
Thanks for being here and I can't wait to meet you.