I wish I could take these feelings of joy and pure euphoria and bottle them up to spritz and wear during the times when the world is cold and I am feeling blue…
I just have to say it again. I am happier than I have ever been in my Entire life ❤
I think a lot of it has come from the fact that I am learning to spend more time doing and thinking about the things that make me happy and doing less of what makes me unhappy.
I always wanted to travel more. For the longest time the furthest east I had ever gone was Wyoming. That has finally changed.
I got to be selective about the items I chose to bring along with me. I have been wrestling with having too many things and spent the last 3 years letting go and learning to live with less.
I changed my phone number. Several times actually… I had the same number since 2010. It was nice in some ways because I could easily contact people from my past and sometimes I would get a random message from a friend from the past. I decided it was time for a change. A chance to have more freedom to decide who could contact me.
I got to go on the roadtrip of a lifetime! I have fantasized about going on a long roadtrip since… FOREVER! And we finally made it happen. The best part is that I got to go with the love of my life / (more than) best friend, my sister, and Alleyjandra and Carl. Just imagine travelling thousands of miles with 2 cats!!!
This was our anthem:
We went to my parents alma mater and the place where they met. I went to that college for a year too, but when I left it was under sad circumstances. I have not gone back in a decade and it was nice to “take back the city” with the people and the kitties that I love the most ❤ And yes, we ate dinner at Pete’s Pizza too!
We visited the North, South, West, and East and the midwest too. It was a journey of a lifetime that I will remember forever.
I wore shorts!!! My sister and I got matching outfits and I still can’t believe that I wore shorts for the 1st time in Forever!
We got to do fun things like make jokes about Wall Drug and we got a jacuzzi in our room full of mysterious bubbles…
We met Tristan Roberts ❤
We planned on spending more time in one place, but once we decided that we did not like it we left and kept going until we found a place that we do like!
We are true minimalists. I always had this lofty goal of becoming a minimalist and now I can say that I really am one!!!
I almost forgot to mention that WE BUILT A DOME HOME!!!
I bought a leather jacket and heels. By the way, the leather jacket was not my idea. My boyfriend picked it out for me. And it has also been a good 4 years since I have worn heels, but can you blame me? I used to only wear stilettos and ungodly high wedges. This time around I left my stilettos at home and my back is thanking me for it. When I went shopping for my interview outfit I was trying to find a pair of shoes that would not wreck my back. I expected to get flats, but I decided to Step Up My Game and get a pair of heels! WORK IT!!!
Can’t go wrong with 3 looks in 1!!!
I got that job! I am so thrilled to say that I interviewed and got the job a few days later and today was my 1st day!!!
I got to try cryotherapy. In the form of a cryo facial and today total body cryotherapy!
I have been meditating and writing morning pages.
I have consistently done 100 push-ups daily for awhile now. I am currently taking a rest.
My man got me a glass hot pot that turns blue when it boils!!! I have always wanted one of those!
This is the kind of life that I dreamed of living when I used to think about Living Out Loud!!!
What have you been up to lately? I know that I have been M.I.A. for a long while. Do you have a summer bucketlist and fun plans for the summer? Please comment below to share!!!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,
❤ Alana Xoxoxo