Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project 2.0 Week #24


Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

This past week was a little bit of a blurr and this is the latest that I have written my weekly be-YOU-tiful post.  I am glad that I am finally getting around to it.  I have not missed a single week yet and I do not want to start slipping.  All of my worries and stress caught up with me and manifested as a cold.

It was a busy week and I have been getting the hang of living my life in such a beautiful place.  Not having a car has made life a little more challenging, but not impossible and hopefully by next week I will have some wheels.  I was feeling stressed about getting my final internship approved and also sad about not being on campus for my graduation ceremony.

Thankfully, everything is coming  together nicely.  I was able to get everything sorted with my internship and will hopefully have final approval this week.  While, I was not on campus for the Evergreen ceremony I did something even better.  I adopted 2 adorable kittens and will possibly have a 3rd one by next week (2-3 is better than 6, right?!)

Meet King Puffleton & Meowloree Mayweather

Definitely the BEST decision I have made in a long time!

It is basically a requirement that I take millions of kitten pictures because I know that they will only be this small once and soon they will be big and strong.  I feel so lucky that I happened to adopt adorable little kittens when I was feeling sick.

Here are my posts from this past week:



“Take chances, make mistakes.  That’s how you grow.  Pain nourishes your courage.  You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

  • Re-organize your life.  I did some cleaning this week and that felt good.  We also started cleaning out our 2nd house on our property and it is truly a dreamy cottage with the best views.
  • Be brave.  I have been brave this week.  I did a lot of yardwork which helped me face my apprehension around bugs.
  • Get creative.  I felt like I was more creatively inspired when I spent more time outdoors.
  • Practice public speaking.  Not really, but that is okay.
  • Paint something.  Nope, but I wrote a little.
  • Do something you have never done before.  Yes, I mowed an entire acre with a push mower.
  • Go on an adventure.  Everyday is an adventure here.

I think what pushed me over the edge and made me sick is that I was stressed about a certain situation.  We made friends with someone else who recently moved here and invited them over to our house numerous times.  In the end they ended up wanting to make us into customers rather than be our friend.  And by that I mean that they wanted to way overcharge us for a ride to the grocery store. We offered a fair rate and what we usually get charged by uber and they wanted $20 more than that price.  I think it bothered me so much because I know that if roles were reversed I would have handled this differently. I would have agreed to the suggested price or not charged at all because I know what it is like trying to get established in a new place.  Some may call me over generous at times, but I like to take a “pay it forward” type of mentality.  I have had friends in the past who have helped me and I have helped others.  In the end, if they had accepted my price I probably would have paid the extra anyways.

We got a ride from our usual driver who charged us what we offered the other person and in the end we paid him what the other person wanted  because he went above and beyond for us and helped us get settled. I do not know why that interaction bothered me so much, but it bothered me for a whole day.  I guess this is proof that when people show you their true colors they do you a favor.

*End of Rant*

Here is my Weekly Be-YOU-tiful pic ❤

And if you are still reading up to this point, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  It was nice to get some of that off my chest.  Have you ever had similar interactions with someone you thought was a friend?  If so, comment below!

Also, comment below to tell me about your week!

❤ Alana

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