Be-YOU-tifully You Project 2.0 Week #34


Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

This past week was full of diy home repairs.  Just a week ago our other house had a broken water pump and we had a broken dryer.  This week, both are fixed, but it was a stressful process that I am glad we got through.  We installed a brand new water pump in the back house, but it gave us grief throughout the week so we hired a local plumber to calibrate it and now it works!  Last Sunday we took apart the entire dryer, fixed the broken component, and put it back together and now we have a working washer and dryer!  I am thankful that our renters are so cool, patient, understanding, and did not mind sharing their dryer until we fixed ours.

I keep on saying that I will work less, but I would honestly rather automate my job than hire another person.  So I am continuing to work hard, but we are taking frequent breaks to go on adventures.  I am also trying to go with the flow and not take myself too seriously.  I did this from sleeping from 2 am to noon almost this entire week.  I honestly felt kind of guilty about it, but I also enjoyed it too.

On Tuesday I felt a major surge of inspiration to further my academic goals.  I think I have been sad about the fact that this will be the first fall in 4 years that I will not be in school.  I decided this week that my education does not have to end right here.  In fact, I really feel like it is just beginning.  I got through college and was able to expand my knowledge of so many subjects and areas of study.  I feel like I got a really good overview, but everything was so new that I was not able to dig as deeply as I would have liked to.  So this week I promised myself that I would dig DEEP.  I feel ready to do the really hard things that used to intimidate and scare me.  I even decided that I want to make that dream I had when I was 3 yrs old come true and now I can really do it!  I spent less time on working out and more time on working and self-acceptance.  That one really is a challenge for me.

This week’s blog posts:

It was another really light week blog-wise, but these posts were important because I wrote them to acknowledge my current challenges and to hold myself accountable.  I am proud of the fact that I have faithfully continued to write these weekly “Be-YOU-tiful” posts.  I think this is the most consistent that I have ever been with my yearly project and I am proud of my consistency.  I do have to warn you that my blog posts will either get super light or more frequent.  I will either need my time and energy to work, study, and live.  Or my blogging with help me get through my work, studies, and life.  I am hoping for the latter, but life may get busy!


“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”

-Maya Angelou

  • Quit nagging.
  • Listen.
  • Cultivate healthy relationships.
  • No dumping.
  • No Complaining.
  • Give proofs of love.

I think that I keep improving every week relationship-wise.  I am beginning to realize that most of the challenges in my relationship are actually directly related to my own internal struggles.  So the more that I nurture myself and better myself I think the better my relationship will be.  It is an ongoing work in progress and I know in my heart that it is all worth-it!

September is right around the corner so this is a great time to start thinking about my September goals!  I am looking forward to being more passionate.  I have been awfully methodical this summer and I cannot say that it is all awful, but it will be nice to be more fluid.


“Don’t be afraid of your fears.  They are not there to scare you.  They are there to let you know that something is worth-it.”

  • Create a Bucket-list (my year truly begins in September.)
  • Make Time.
  • Forget about the results.
  • Live Passionately.
  • Master a new technology.
Here is my weekly Be-YOU-tiful pic ❤

I have started to gravitate towards featuring pictures that I usually would not want to show.  This picture has no filter and you can see my smile lines, lack of makeup, and sunburned skin in plain site.  I am really trying to work on loving myself and being more accepting.  It is challenging, but I will not give up.

And with that in mind…  This may be my last blog post as a 30 year old (unless of course, I get SUPER ambitious and all of a sudden write a post about my adventures in my 30’s.)  That is another thing that is different.  I used to spend so much time and energy worrying about aging.  I am trying to release myself of that burden and enjoy my life.  30 has been a wonderful year with its share of twists and turns and ups and downs.  Thankfully way more ups than downs and more adventures than I can count on my fingers and toes.  I am looking forward to see what 31 has to offer!  I am hoping that tonight I will get completely caught up with work and will get to bed at a decent hour so that my sweetheart and I can wake up in the morning and enjoy our day!

How was your week?  Comment below to share!

❤ Alana


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