2021 Dream-catcher Challenge

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

The time has come for me to continue my tradition of doing a year-long project!  Through the years I have done a series of projects including:

These projects have helped me to stay focused on my goals and dreams and share my adventures and stories along the way. I also love the way that blogging through this process holds me accountable.

I must admit that some years are more successful than others. I think my most successful year-long project was my 2019 Be-YOU-tifully You Project 2.0. That year I really challenged myself to focus on my monthly goals and I wrote my weekly blog posts religiously. It was a year full of great changes and transitions.

2020 has been another story, but a wonderful story. Even though this year was rough for the whole world, it was full of so much growth and many blessings. My partner and I spent the entire year in our new home in Hawaii and it was the first year that we fully supported ourselves with our business income. Staying put for over a year felt good because we had been moving a lot before we found out property in Hawaii. It ended up being perfect timing and we both agree that Hawaii hasn’t been a bad place to quarantine.

I fell off with blogging this year… Isn’t it strange that the year that we are required to stay home was the year that I spent less time blogging? I thought that I would have wanted more of a social outlet, but I guess I needed to spend some time looking internally. This gave me a chance to look in the mirror, self reflect, and figure out ways to improve my life.

I spent 2020 seeking happiness and I found exactly that! Even though it was a dark year for the world and a lot of bad things happened; this was probably the happiest year I have had in my life. We got to live in our dream home in paradise, I officially graduated, I revived and helped our businesses thrive and they ultimately supported us, and I am healthier than I have been in over a decade! Another win was the fact that my depression and anxiety wasn’t as bad as it usually is which was somewhat surprising, but I have no complaints about it.

MY THEME FOR 2021 IS: “Take action”

2020 was about happiness and now I am ready to push myself. I am so happy to be happier than I have ever been and now I want to work towards even bigger goals and dreams. I still haven’t figured out what my purpose is, yet, and I hope that I will find more clarity through this year.

Wish upon a star then work for it!

Please feel free to follow along and also document your adventures throughout the year.  Please add and subtract to customize this project to fit your life.  I would love to cheer you on too!

WELCOME TO THE 2021 Dream-Catcher project


JANUARY: Set up your environment

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”

-Barack Obama
  • Get your beauty sleep.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Break up with refined sugar.
  • Be consistent: Code Every Day.
  • Move your body daily.

FEBRUARY: focus on faith and freshen your face

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

-Mother Teresa
  • Count your blessings.
  • Eat more fresh fruits and veggies.
  • Actively build your confidence.
  • Create a skincare ritual.
  • Believe in miracles.
  • Set SMART goals.

MARCH: Live peacefully

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”

-John F. Kennedy
  • Write morning pages.
  • Breathe deeply.
  • Unclutter your world, unclutter your mind.
  • Solve a problem that has been weighing you down.
  • Do something everyday that makes you happy.
  • Garden.

APRIL: Aim Higher

“The Greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

-Michelangelo
  • Get an earlier start.
  • Do what you must with ALL your heart.
  • Think beyond what you’ve been told you can do.
  • Invest in your future.
  • Work smarter.
  • Train harder.
  • Enjoy now.

MAY: have fun with it

“The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters now.”

  • Be Present.
  • Be free-spirited.
  • Go off the path.
  • Explore your world.
  • Try something new.
  • Go on adventures.

JUNE: HAVE COURAGE

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someones else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma -which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

-Steve Jobs

  • Be Brave.
  • Start before you’re ready.
  • Dream Bigger.
  • Take action.
  • Get skilled.
  • Face what you fear.

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

  • Create happy memories.
  • Laugh out loud.
  • Visit a beach at least once a week.
  • Dance.
  • Seek inspiration.
  • Bring out the BEST in others.

AUGUST: LOVE ALWAYS

“Love yourself first and everything falls into line.”

-Lucille Ball
  • Quit nagging.
  • Listen.
  • Cultivate healthy relationships.
  • No complaining.
  • Give proofs of love.

SEPTEMBER: LIVE PASSIONATELY

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

-Mark Twain
  • Do what you love consistently.
  • Get outside the comfort zone.
  • Make time.
  • Forget about the results.
  • Don’t wait for it, create it.
  • Create a bucketlist.

OCTOBER: PAY ATTENTION

“Somewhere within you is a huge supply of happiness, always there, patiently waiting for you to reach out and grab it.  It’s yours for the asking.  And you ask by giving it your attention.”

-Elle Sommer

  • Meditate.
  • Examine true rules.
  • Stimulate the mind in new ways.
  • Begin now.
  • Focus on what you want.
  • Get rid of distractions.
  • Build willpower.

NOVEMBER: KEEP A CONTENTED HEART

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly…”

-proverb
  • Be kind.
  • Keep it light.
  • Use good manners.
  • Respect yourself.
  • Respect others.
  • Find an area of refuge.

DECEMBER: ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE.

“Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.”

-Dee Hock

  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Let go of everything that doesn’t bring you joy.
  • Tidy daily.
  • Spark joy.

*Please modify and change anything necessary to fit into your life!!!

I have to admit that some of my quotes from 2020 were so good that I reused them for this year too. They were just THAT good and they resonated with my heart even more than the new ones that I chose.

I am overjoyed that you are joining me for this exciting adventure!!!  Let’s create the lives we have always dreamed of living in 2021!!! I hope that you are ready to catch lots of dreams!

I am going to post weekly posts about how I did on these weekly goals.  Follow along and make this project your own!!!

Let me know if you plan on joining me for this 2021 Dream-catcher Project by commenting below!!!  I want to support, encourage, and cheer you on as you embark on your journey too!!!!  ❤

2021 is going to be great because we are going to make it that way. Let’s take action and make our dreams come true!!!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

 Alana Xoxoxo

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