Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
Summer of 2019 was a summer to remember! I moved to one of my dream destinations and we got a beautiful property that checked off so many items on my wish list. Big life changes like a move are exciting and exhilarating and they come with their own sets of challenges.
We went an entire month without a car and while it is do-able, it takes planning and can be a bit taxing on the pocket book, but we made it! We definitely had our priorities straight and we adopted 2 kittens (it was almost a total of 6 kittens, but we agreed that it would be too much with our 2 fluffy cats on the way.)
I was thrilled when I found a nearly new Kia Soul to buy. This fun vehicle is in even better condition than my car back on the mainland was before I sold it. It has already taken us on so many adventures and I am looking forward to our future adventures. When we were test driving the vehicle we found out that the guy who was selling it grew up here on the big island, but his parents moved to Washington State. I was surprised by how small this world really is when I found out that his parents used to regularly take my water group fitness class back in 2013 and they remembered me 🙂 It is nice that we got such a great deal and a dependable set of wheels.
Other things that happened… I got slammed with frequent depression and sadness that I am still dealing with today. It is honestly a drag and it is seriously cramping my style and is taxing on my relationship. I am taking things a day at a time and am finding ways to heal. I think I also need to set my mind and heart on being happier. Additionally, it is time for me to set more goals for myself.
We also built got an even better 3D Printer and are working on our best geodesic dome yet!
HERE IS MY SUMMER 2019 BUCKET-LIST:
- Go for a daily walk. Not daily, but most days.
Go to the beach at least once a week.
- Read at least 5 books. I have honestly not been a very avid reader these days so this will be a realistic goal for me. This summer I read: “Convenience Store Woman” by Sayaka Murata and “A Mind of Your Own” by Dr. Kelly Brogan. These were both enjoyable books. I am thinking of applying some of Dr. Brogan’s guidelines and trying out her protocol in the near future.
Visit 3 local markets.We went to the Maku’u Sunday Market, Malama Market, and KTA.
- Make some new friends. It has been really hard for me to open up and socialize. My social anxiety has been getting the best of me lately.
Do something I have never done before.I finally got to go snorkeling a bunch of times minus the snorkel mask and snorkel. I absolutely love it! Explore my world.I have been exploring a lot, but I think I can still be even more adventurous. I have not gone outside of my comfort zone / box very much tbh.
- Learn how to bake homemade bread. Not yet, but it is on my list!
Spend more time outdoors.YES! And spending more time outdoors makes ALL the difference in the world. It is like medicine for my body, mind, heart, and soul. Plant a garden.Yes! Christopher surprised me with a baby dwarf apple banana tree. I named her Appelonia and we planted her into our homemade planter last week. We have also been growing fruit seedlings from fruits that we have been eating like mangosteen, rambutan, and mango! Think about my future.Yes, but I am still afraid and I want to be more fearless about pursuing my goals and dreams.
- Create a youtube channel?… naw… LOL
- Practice yoga or pilates daily. I practiced Yoga with Adriene very consistently and I even did a 30 day abs phone app challenge.
Dance.I went to one zumba class this summer and danced through the water.
- Draw. No.
It looks like I got to check off 8/15 items on this summer’s bucket list. I am happy with that. Last summer I only checked off 3/32 items on my bucketlist so this is definitely progress!
Here are some of my favorite highlights from this summer:
How was your summer? I hope you got to go on lots of grand adventures! Comment below to tell me all about it. Also, what are your goals for this beautiful fall season? I would like to feel lighter and to have more energy to pursue my goals and dreams. I also want to heal from this depression and to feel more joy in my life.
I hope this will be a beautiful fall season for you!