Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
On July 1st, I was sure that I had at least one more day of June. I think my phrase of the month was “Ready or not, it’s happening!” After nearly a week of Air Bnb-ing, I got to move in to my new home on the last day of May. This place is magical and I feel so blessed everyday that I wake up. It was bold to buy a house online and part of me worried that maybe the reality would not match the pics and the videos, but it has turned out to be better than I could have ever imagined.
This morning I was just thinking about one of my favorite summers 5 years ago. My friend Christina had invited me to join her and her friends on an impromptu weekend adventure at her parent’s beach house (a short drive to the beach). I had such a wonderful time and dreamed of the day that I could have my own beach house. Little did I know that 5 years later this dream would come true!
That was also the year that I was car-less for over 6 months and had to muffle out my fellow sketchy passengers on the bus with my headphones and some Erykah Badu. I wished for a bicycle and got a car! Fast forward 5 years later and that lovely car is sold and this month I bought a new vehicle that is the perfect beach cruiser! See? Dreams really do come true so I recommend dreaming BOLDY and FearLESSly!
Now let’s go through the month of June Week by week!
Week #1 Honey I’m Home!
I can barely even articulate just how happy I am to be here. I have been sleeping well at night and dreaming vivid dreams.
Week #2 So much to do!
Not having a car gave me a chance to get settled in and to appreciate my surroundings. I went on multiple walks this week and was so excited when my push lawnmower and hammock arrived on the same day!
I stayed up late and woke up early everyday and started to feel the stress of finals. I was also sad about the fact that I would not be at my graduation ceremony that Friday. These past 4 years have been full of adventures and so many lessons. I was looking forward to the memory of matriculating, but I made peace with it. Besides, I still have to finish my internship this summer before I can truly be graduated. My boyfriend surprised me on the morning of graduation and we adopted 2 kittens!
Week #3 Let’s go hard then hit pause for awhile…
Initially, I guess the plan was to adopt a total of 5 kittens and 1 cat, but I am glad that we ended up getting just these 2. While we do have an acre and 2 homes, that is still a lot of cats not to mention I still have my 2 babies, Alleyjandra and Carl who will be coming home soon.
This was the week that we started cleaning up the back house. It was a lot of work and there is still a lot left to do, but we got a good start on it. I felt completely worn out after moving and cleaning all day. By the next morning I was completely sick, but Monday was the worst of it. It brought me back to the month of November which was the last time I was sick. I guess I needed to slow down, relax, and recover. So that is exactly what I did and it was so nice to have the company of 2 cuddly kittens!
Week #4 Rested up and ready for more
I was out of commission for what felt like an entire week. I just had to sleep a lot and had a serious craving for wanton soup. Thankfully there is a place near by that makes a delicious wanton!
I finally started spending time outdoors and really got into gardening. Sadly, I got sunburned and severely bitten by mosquitoes and when I say severe, I’m talking, at least 39 bites in my left cheek and 34 in my right. TMI much?! Long story short, I had to take a few days off, but today I will a naturally derived insect repellent and some citronella candles and hopefully those will do the trick!
The fancy shmancy 3D printer arrived this week and we are back on building domes! I have a great feeling about this new design! It really was an exciting final week of June. The kittens have doubled in size and confidence and I got to swim in the bay and go snorkeling for the first time!
This past Sunday, I got to go to the Farmer’s Market right by our house and it was wonderful even though there was pouring down rain. After walking through the market at least 3 times and choosing some mangoes and avocados I chose Thai food and got the most delicious tofu pad thai packed with fresh veggies I have ever tasted! I think I want to make Sunday Farmer’s Market a regular thing!
Overall, June was a great month full of adventures, self reflection, and new experiences. I feel blessed to be where I am right now. I needed to press pause for awhile to put things in perspective and get some closure and peace in my heart, and now I am looking forward to the future!
How was your June and what are you looking forward to in July? Please comment below to share! I would love to chat!