Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project: #52

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

We have made it to the final week and final day of 2018!  This was a memorable year for me.  I completed one of my favorite college quarters a year ago.  I started out building a 3D printed robotic cat toy that I could control from an app on my phone, but completed this project way ahead of schedule and build a geodesic dome with 3D printed connectors and a ventilation system using a raspberry pi.  My very first dome sold within an hour of its completion!

We sold our 1st house then went on an epic road trip across the country with 2 cars, 2 cats, and my sister.  It was an amazing experience that I will always remember.  We initially went to Florida, but only stayed a few days before heading north to Maine.  Once in Maine we continued to run the businesses, but also got jobs.  I worked for a cryospa as a cryotherapy technician.

It was in Maine that I started to really take my weightloss journey seriously.  It helped that I was surrounded by ambitious, fit people.  My co-worker and friend Nichole was also so supportive of me and my healthy lifestyle.  I also faced my fear of turning 30.  It helped that Nichole is also over 30.  I realized that these could be the best times of my life!

We bought our 2nd house in cash and I decided to come home to the Pacific Northwest to do a final quarter of on campus classes.  I continued to eat healthy meals and take my weightloss journey seriously.  The past 3 months have been the most enjoyable months I have had in a long time.  I got to reconnect with my family and friends and make new friends.  I also started dancing again!  I feel like I really had a chance to be independent and come into my own.

The 2nd half of this month has been extremely emotional and I have honestly been depressed.  I made the decision last week that it is time for a change!



  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Set Goals.
  • Dream BIG.
  • Sleep at night.
  • Get an early start.
  • Let go of everything that doesn’t bring you Joy.

In 5 days I am moving to a much sunnier place!  I am excited about this big change and cannot wait to tell you all about my adventures!

Stay tuned because I am going to be creating another project for this new 2019 year!

This week’s Beautiful pic ❤

How was your week?  Please comment below to share!

Be Real.  Be True.  Be-YOU-tifully YOU.

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

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