Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project: #10

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Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

Spring is in the air!!!  Can you feel it?  After months of clouds and rain, it was so nice to see some sunshine and blue sky!  I was not even bothered by daylight savings for the 1st time ever!

This was a fun week!  Wednesday was the busiest day for me.  I met my friend Grace for lunch and we went to the academic fair at school.  I was trying to decide which program to register for this upcoming spring quarter.  My two choices were either “Computation and Consciousness” which covers computer science and consciousness studies OR “Music Theory Intensive” which covers music theory and analysis and requires us to take weekly music lessons.  I was honestly surprised that I was considering the music theory class because it is so different from the other classes I have taken.  I met with the professors then looked carefully at the schedules deciding which program would be the best fit for me.  Can you guess which one I chose?!?!  I will leave you with a cliff-hanger and let you know in next week’s post!!!  That night I met my friend Tara on the way home then rushed home to change into workout clothes then met my friend Danielle for a Remix class.

On Thursday I felt overwhelmed and a little depressed.  Thankfully I called my friend Tara and we talked through things.  I am so glad that we are friends!  On Friday I was still covered with that draining veil to the point that I didn’t want to do anything.  I wanted to skip my art lesson and I didn’t want to dance that night either.  Thank goodness for coffee because I pulled myself together and went to my art lesson and had a great time dancing!

That’s when I realized that sometimes you gotta push yourself even when you don’t feel like it.  In fact, that is probably the time when you need a little push more than ever!

From there things started looking up.  The veil of depression was finally lifted and I felt happy again!  That night we got to hang out with our newest renter and her cousin.  They cooked us dinner and we made margaritas.  I am so thrilled that we have a good renter that I get along with well.  I usually get along with all the people who have lived in our home, but I honestly kind of clash (from a distance) with our other renter.  It has given me the opportunity to practice dealing with that personality type.

On Saturday I met my friend Tara for a swim and she made us lunch.  My bf and I and our renter’s cousin were finally able to build our dome!

This is how it started!  3D printed pieces and wood.
And this is how it looks now!  Lookin’ good!!!



  • Meditate.  I honestly haven’t been meditating.  I have been too restless and while meditation would probably help me with this…  I will start someday.
  • Breathe Deeply.  I keep reminding myself to breathe…  Meditation would help with this.
  • Yoga EVERY DAMN Day!!!  Nope!  That’s okay though.
  • Sing.  I haven’t started yet, but I definitely will be singing in a few weeks!
  • Begin Spring cleaning.  Yes!  I have been cleaning up a storm up in here!!!
  • Laugh out LOUD.  More would be better.

So overall I have not stuck with every single goal in here, but I am happy with what I have accomplished so far.

My desk drawer!

I also ripped out the carpet in our master bedroom a few days ago!  It was empowering and cathartic to turn up the tunes and get it done in less than an hour!!!

My current situation…

Yesterday I registered for my spring quarter classes.  I did notice that I am started to be hard on myself and my body again.  I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and was so critical.  I am going to have to work on that because it has never helped in the past.

How do you get past self-judgement especially when you are trying to improve and better yourself?  Please comment below to share your tips and tricks!!!

Here is this week’s Be-YOU-tifully YOU pic!

I hope you will have a wonderful rest of your week!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana Xoxoxo


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