Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project 2.0 Week #26


Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

This was an exciting week for me.  To think a week ago I was talking about how I have been car-less for an entire month and now I have had a vehicle for an entire week. Having your own transportation does wonders for your quality of life.  I got a 2014 Kia Soul with low miles and in fantastic condition!

I am thankful to be healthy again and spent a lot of time in the garden.  It turns out that the mosquitoes are crazy about me (I have at least 39 bits in one butt cheek and 34 in the other.)  I also got a sunburn on my back.  Lesson learned, I will get a better insect repellent and thicker clothes because the yoga pants just don’t cut it.  I have had gardening withdrawals for the past 2 days since I have been staying in, but hopefully I will be properly equipped sooner than later.

I got to swim in the ocean for the first time and it was heavenly.  Where have I been all my life.  The water is warm and a crisp and clear turquoise.  I could spend hours swimming in the bay.  I went back a day later with snorkeling gear and went snorkeling for the first time ever!

Here are this past week’s blog posts:

It was a very light week blog-wise.  I have been feeling a little overwhelmed and unmotivated to post, but I have a feeling that will change soon.  I have struggling down to an art (I got lots of experience throughout my 20’s) and now it is time for me to learn how to live well.


“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.  Life was a little more disheveled mainly because I was sick and settling in to my new home.
  • Be brave.  Starting a new life in a new place takes bravery especially without a car.  Safe to say that I have been brave.
  • Get creative.  I was not as creative as I would have liked to be, but that is okay.
  • Practice public speaking.  Not really.  I have been a little unsure about my words these days, but I will find my voice again.
  • Paint something.
  • Do something you have never done before.  I can proudly say that I did this!  I went for my first island swim and I went snorkeling for the first time!
  • Go on an adventure.  Every damn day is an adventure here!

Stay tuned for my June Summary post.  I am pretty sure that I am going to write this one soon!  It was definitely a June to remember ❤

And now that it is July, it is a good time to focus on new goals.  I love how fresh a new month feels.


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

-Dr. Seuss

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

These July goals are perfectly in tune with everything I need to do right now.  Last night I had so many loud thoughts.  I have been feeling afraid of the judgement and criticism of others.  Not the people in my life right now, but people from my past.  I realized that I have been giving them too much power.  Why do I give this amount of control to people who are not even in my life anymore and have not helped me to become who I am today?  All I need to do is change my mind.

I also concluded that I need to let go of the past and stop looking back.  I think I have been reminded about the past because I have been having such vivid dreams lately.  I also spent a lot of time playing mindless phone games like candy crush and I noticed that those thoughts were more active while I was playing.  So I have deactivated my phone games for now and will find better ways to relax and fill my time.

Here is my weekly Be-YOU-tiful pic<3

How was your week?  Have you set goals for this brand new month?  Please comment below to share!

❤ Alana

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