Happiness Project 2020 Week #28

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

I am so happy to be back! This was a busy week with lots of big purchases (that part was slightly unnerving for me), but they were investments that will pay off in the future. I have to keep on reminding myself of that fact…

A few weeks ago, when our state started phase 2 of reopening, my boyfriend found a place that we could get massages. I got a blissful foot massage and he got an Ashiatsu massage. He highly recommended the ashiatsu and I scheduled myself an appointment. I guess I expected him to go with me and then just run errands in town during my massage because we have been running most of our errands together ever since this pandemic started. He started working on remodeling our purple dome that afternoon and a few hours later I said that we should probably leave at 3:30 so I could get there by 4. He asked me if I could just take myself. Usually this would be a totally reasonable request, but for some reason I lost it a little. I was not prepared and my anxiety was so high. I hadn’t driven since March (before the pandemic started.) I sort of guilted him into taking me (I’m not proud of it now.) While I was in my massage he went bed shopping for us.

It is usually a bit of a challenge for me to find a good massage therapist. I really enjoy lots of pressure and have had massages that were disappointing because not enough pressure was applied. This ashiatsu massage was wonderful. My Therapist sustained an incredible amount of pressure and there was even a point towards the end on my left quad near my hip where I had to ask her to use a little less pressure. I came out feeling like a brand new human!

After my massage, my boyfriend greeted me with dinner and we drove home and bought ourselves 2 brand new king sized beds. Why 2 instead of one? Well, we bought the bedframe that our former renters built and it is a loft frame. They put their bed on top and their kid’s beds on the bottom. The bottom area ends up being a hangout spot and I love to sleep in the loft with the cats because it has the best view in the house. Also, snuggling is blissful, but my bf and I think that having an entire bed to yourself and being in a relationship is sorely underrated. Even in our other house, we squished 2 queen sized mattresses into the bedroom. The beds took up the entire room, but it was amazing to have a true BED room 🙂

Okay so I let this post sit as an open tab on my browser for over a day. I better get back to writing it so it doesn’t become a sad tab!

Did I mention that we bought a truck this week?! Now that we have a quail farm and a geodesic dome / yurt business (we bought yurttrader.com this week!) we decided that it would be important for us to have a truck so that we could haul things. My little Kia Soul has been amazing, but it would be nice to put less miles on her. We found a beautiful cherry bomb red truck on the fb marketplace. It is a little older and needs some work, but it has a fantastic transmission and you could tell that the former owner put a lot into it. We offered a grand less than what they were asking and he took our offer!

We drove down to Naalehu, Hawaii which is where my late Grandma Alice was born. Driving down to the Kau district always feels like a spiritual experience to me. It is such a beautiful place full of ocean views and at some point during this mini road trip I usually catch myself in tears of joy (and missing her.)

We arrived at the meeting location right on time, but the truck guy said he was 1 hr behind schedule. After waiting an hour we asked for his ETA and when he told us where he was we saw that he was still 1.5 hours away so we headed home. We told him that he could meet us in our city and he agreed. I was honestly relieved.

Here is my post from this week! Check it out:

Once again, I thought about posting a workout and word of the day or some other post, but I was busy. At least I wrote one post. It’s progress, right?!?!

JULY: BE JOYFUL

“If we can just let go and trust that things will work out the way they’re supposed to without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully.  The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than the experience itself.”

-Goldie Hawn

  • Laugh out LOUD. Okay, so I will admit that I was pretty moody this week and probably not the most fun person to be around for at least 3 days. Thankfully, I am now on the other side of it.
  • Take time for self-care. My daily workouts, gardening, and yoga before bed have been my self-care rituals and I am so glad that I am taking better care of myself.
  • Nurture your relationships. This is always a work in progress, but it is always worth-it ❤
  • Seek inspiration. I find so much inspiration outdoors in the garden.
  • Bring out the BEST in others. I have to feel good about myself before I can bring out the best in others. I used to try to skirt around the issue, but I am learning that it just doesn’t work.

I celebrated Happy Gotcha Day with our gummy bear princess Alleyjandra! It has been 5 years since we adopted her and she has been in my corner ever since. She even helped me get through University and was always cheering me on.

Happy Gotcha Day Alleyjandra!

As you can see, we made some big purchases this week and it was causing me some anxiety. Thankfully everything is fine, our businesses are thriving, and both rentals have great renters. My bf encouraged me to get another massage so in about an hour I will leave for that massage. I’m not sure if he is going to accompany me this time, if not, it will give me a chance to work through my anxiety of driving. Honestly, driving here is probably much safer than anywhere else that I have ever driven. I think I was just spooked by all the car wrecks we saw last summer. Thankfully, this summer, I have barely seen any wrecks. I think it is because we have all been quarantined for a long time and most of the bars are closed.

Did I mention that our local bakery started buying quail eggs from us and selling them?! It is super excited for us and a huge step in our quail farm endeavors.

The Tin shack Bakery is selling our quail eggs!

This afternoon we dropped off another set of eggs! The quails are thriving and love their dome home.

We are also re-modeling our lavender dome and turning it into a guestdome!

Overall, life is good, and I am thankful. This week, I started feeling sad and some anxiety over the fact that I am getting older. I am already 31 and next month I will be 32. I am trying to let go of that anxiety and enjoy life more!

How was your week? Comment below to share and thanks for stopping by! I love catching up with you!

❤ Alana

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