Be-YOU-tifully You Project 2.0 Week #34

2019

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!

AUGUST: UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

“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.


SEPTEMBER: PASSION

“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.
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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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