Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project: Weeks #15-27

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Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

Dang it! I have done it again…  Life got a little hectic and I sadly neglected this Beautiful Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project.  I sort of neglected my blog as a whole, but it was also probably a much-needed break.

We re-homed our dog to the most amazing owner ever, sold our 1st house, spent time with our families, and took our 2 cats across the country, and became full-on minimalists!!!   We also went through sad times too.  My Dad had to start dialysis and it was hard to see him suffer.  Thankfully he has been doing a lot better ever since he started dialysis.  Another highlight of my life has been that my sister and I are reunited and we got to go on the roadtrip of a lifetime!!!

I thought about abandoning this project, but then I reminded myself that there is still another half to this year and I still have the chance to make this 2nd half GREAT!!!



  • Get Creative.  By owning less items, I had a chance to let my creative juices flowww…  Also, seeing the world by car gave me a chance to let my imagination and my mind go wild.
  • Re-organize your life.  I let a lot of things go with this move and I only brought my most-treasured items.  This definitely allowed me to organize my life more than ever before!
  • Paint something.  There is a watercolor that I started back in march and I chipped away at it little by little turning the blank page into something beautifully colorful.
  • Do something you have never done before.  I finally got to visit the midwest, the south, and the East.  Also, I have experienced full-body cryotherapy and have had about 4 cryofacials ❤
  • Go on an adventure.  June has been a nonstop adventure and we are continuing this party in July too.

All-in All, June was an amazing month!  Probably even the BEST month of the year so far!  I got to see the world and spend time with my sister.  I also went through the arduous interview process and got offered a number of jobs and chose the one that excited me the most!

Here are my goals for the month of July!  I think we are off to a great start!



  • Be Confident.
  • Take time for self-care.
  • Nurture your relationships.
  • Seek inspiration.
  • De-clutter.
  • Bring out the BEST in others.

July is also special (specifically this year) because it is the final month of my ROARING 20’s!  I still cannot believe that this decade is actually coming to a close fairly rapidly.  I have spent a lot of time lamenting the past and fearing aging and the future, but I am choosing to embrace these changes.  And as my friend Ayana reminded me, the Dirty 30’s are going to be AMAZING with EXXTraa Zingggg  (I added that part) 🙂

Here are some be-YOU-tifully YOU pics from the 1st 6 months!  Enjoy!!!

This month I have committed to fully taking my weightloss journey seriously.  I want to be around for awhile longer and live a vibrantly full life while I am here and it starts by taking care of myself and my health.

Thanks for joining me for the 1st Be-YOU-tifuly YOU project in what feels like forever!  I will see you next week!!!

How were the first 6 months of 2018 for you?  Please comment below to share your highs and lows and your goals, hopes and dreams for the next 6 months of 2018.  I would love to hear all about it!!!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

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