Busy Long A$$ Days…

“Busy Long-Ass Days Make for Incredibly Amazing Weeks!”

Well well, it has been awhile since I have written a blog post, but I am not going to apologize about it because I have had an amazingly productive week.  This makes me happy because there was a time not so long ago when just the thought of a busy day overwhelmed me to the point of feeling paralyzed.  I would get so stressed about it that I would feel completely zapped of energy and in some instances would accomplish nothing and feel even worse.

At the beginning of this week I was concerned about my long busy days at school, but  I promised myself that I would be aware and not allow my worries to interfere with my life. Guess what?!  It worked!!!

I know that I will have days in the future where my stresses and worries win, but I just feel so good about having a solid productive week.  I hope that this is the start of something great.

I guess this is a good time to tel you all a little bit about my January!  I am happy with the way this year started.  I started a new quarter at school and taking a different program has created a dramatic change in my life.  I no longer dread going to campus!  In fact I look forward to my classes.  I am excited about everything that I am learning and I love the fact that we dance at least 6 hours a week!

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My new Blogilates Planner helps me stay organized!

We had a guest that I was super stressed about hosting and some of my apprehensions turned out to be accurate, but I am glad that we were all able to work together and get things done!  Visit my “Add More Rooms to Your Home” post to read more about our projects!

I will admit I was a little stressed about all the changes and big things that happened this month so I took some opportunities to Shop til’ I DROPPED.   Yeah, it might have put a strain on my wallet, but I am satisfied with the items I chose.

I will admit that I did NOT do a great job with my nutrition and I often  got the Midnight Munchies.  As a result my weight has gone up, but that’s all a part of the cause and effect dealio.  There are direct consequences for our actions.  This next month I want to create more favorable consequences in my life.  It is empowering to think of it that way.

I also took many opportunities to push myself outside of my comfort zone!  I feel very uncomfortable and shy when it comes to talking.  Even to people that I know.  Sometimes my mind goes blank.  Or I start to sweat.  Or I get choked up.  So I decided to work on that and practice talking by taking DJ Training!  It is challenging for me because I am faced with technology and talking, but I am hoping that it will help me find my voice!

And finally, I was on the hunt to add another member to our furry family.  I was a 15 /30 minute drive away from adopting a new St. Bernard puppy when I changed my mind about the level of responsibility that I had time for being a full-time student.  So I got Baby Carl instead!

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How was January of 2017 for you?!?!  Comment below to share a link of your favorite post from January.  I would love to read all about it!  I have high hopes for February!  Happy Friday my Dear Darling Friends!!!  I will see you soon!

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

3 thoughts on “Busy Long A$$ Days…

    1. Thanks Sarah!
      Yes, it was encouraging to have a productive week 🙂 Choosing to be positive definitely helps a lot :).
      I hope you will have a great week too, Sarah!!!

      ❤ Alana Xoxoxo

      1. My weeks never start great. I’m always so tired on Monday, because I stay up as long as possible on Sunday to stretch that weekend :p. Luckily today I have my Belly Dancing classes. That always makes me happy!! xoxoxo Sarah

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