I’m In Hawaii

I know I have been talking about wwoofing for months on my blog, but I finally made it! I have been here for 23 days. I landed in O’ahu on the 30th of September, with no expectations, a small amount of money, one backpack, and the hope to having an amazing experience. Life is funny that way, you always end up where you want to be if you manifest it, and visualize yourself in the place you seek. Although, it has had its challenges, I am so happy. I think you may be able to tell by the gleam in my eyes for every picture I post. I will certainly be posting some pictures throughout this blog, no worries loves. I don’t know if I’ve ever genuinely been this happy before in my life, it’s like I didn’t know what I missing until I finally found it.

It really started back in the summer of eighth grade with a list, and a C.D. My parents had brought back this C.D. “The Love Songs Of Hawaii,” when I was seven, and I somehow ended up with it in my C.D. collection. I would say fate played a major role, or just the events that lead up to me coming to Hawaii. Along with that C.D. was I believe, “The Nutcracker, and Mozart.” I was very big into classical music while I was reading in eighth grade; it may seem like a strange choice, but it was calming, and great background music for a summer night of diving into a good read. Like all soon to be high schoolers, I had to choose a book to complete for my summer reading. This book, actually became my favorite book I have ever had the pleasure of reading. For some reason, I really resonated with the book, and it’s almost like I went through the journey with the characters of the book. I got the book by accident, it was called, Homecoming. I thought it was going to be about a high school homecoming dance, or something to that effect. Haha, I still chuckle at myself, because it’s the best mistake I have ever made. Homecoming, was a tale of children who were abandoned by their mom, and they have to make it to their aunts house on their own. My life doesn’t resemble this story, but it spoke to me, with every turn of the page my eyes engulfed every word. While reading this book, I listened to, “The Love Songs Of Hawaii,” I have such fond memories of me listening to this C.D., and reading this novel. It took me a month to read Homecoming; it was the largest novel I had read at the time, but I was determined to finish it. I am still not the fastest reader, but if I love a book, I tend to gobble it up! What can I say, I love to read…

I still have the C.D. , which I recently found, and put on my iPod before making my way to Hawaii. I guess this has been years in the making, unbeknownest to me. It took us about a year to plan this trip, including saving money, contacting farms, and finding where we wanted to go. For some reason I felt a calling to Hawaii, and now I know why. So far it has been an incredible journey, teaching me something new almost everyday. I will write more in depth about how I saved money, what it took to get here ( contacting farms), how to pack for wwoof in Hawaii, what food we buy, some easy vegan recipes with one burner ( no stove, or oven), how I’ve felt since I’ve been here, the work I am doing, and some tips I think you could benefit from. I will also talk about where we live, and my exercise routine. I will try to post at least 2-3 times per week, but bare with me, as I am already working 3-5 hour days four to five days a week, writing for a magazine, trying to get outside/ to the beach, hike, and explore. I, also want to start vlogging, I brought only my phone with me, because lugging around a camera was not an option, my backpack is even too much, but I’ll get there. I hope you enjoy traveling with me.

Mahalo,

Allie

 

 

You’ve Graduated Now What

 

Hello Loves,
It’s the season of the cap and, gown! Congratulations to those of you that have graduated, I know you’ve had some struggles whether, it was adjusting to college life, mind boggling studying or, just getting used to the food there was always something. Now that you are done with college people are probably asking what are you going to do                                 
 with the rest of your life? And, you probably have a good idea but, in your head you’re like chill out I just finished school. Now begins the pressure to get a “real job” and pay off those student loans. If you are one of the lucky ones that got a job offer right out of school that is amazing! Maybe you are looking to take some time off an, travel before you jump back into working. I got inspired to create the video below by a Forbes article I read.



They listed Albania as the cheapest place to travel in 2017 and, I thought, ” Sweet, I’m gonna research for my readers.” So, as the researching blogger I am, I found out how much it would cost you all to travel to Albania for a week. Hint, the most expensive part was the plane ticket… If you live in Europe this should be a lot cheaper than those of us located in the U.S.  I also, gave you places that I love to use when researching places to stay and, cheapest flights. I hope you all enjoy!

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

 

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Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,

allie

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Here are my favorite gems for traveling, saving money and, so much more!

Airbnb: This is my favorite way to travel. While in Italy we saved so much money using Airbnb and stayed in an amzing apartment. Airbnb is much cheaper than a hotel and, you can filter what you need for your trip. You can get an entire house or, a room in a house. It’s customized to your needs.

How Most Bloggers Go From Making $0 To Making Some Cash As A Blog : Blogging can be a very challenging experience and, I have been working very hard to understand what I need to go from $0 to $50,000 plus a year. I’ve learned a lot has to do with affilate links and, marketing. It can get a bit confusing all you can do is research and, continue to learn.

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Forever Seeking Wanderlust

” Today I seek all I sought.

Mountain chuckles are not so distant as I grow closer to my vision.

Repelling off of the hardened surface, longing for a undiscovered purpose.

I unexpectedly become unaware of the thin air.

Stop breath in, run your feet down the stone until your feet are but, inches from the ground.

Thoughts travel, mind in a scramble.

Upper lip drips while my concentration thickens.

Stop breath in, run your feet down the stone until your feet are but, inches from the ground.

Don’t withhold, clear your mind, take in the scene you were so eager to unfold.

Deep, Deep, Deepening, my breath.

My eyes are surely not deceiving, can it be a moment meant for me, its so tiny looking down sparkling blues, deep greens, the shining. Take in the minute never spared.

For we dream of days like these.

With adventures in our reach.

Our presence goes unseen, clouded by the days spent wondering about what is to come.

Never to become what was.

When the sun smiles back you, the ocean whispers a tune and, the mountains chuckle awaiting  your silly joke.

Listen, open your eyes and, send this message back to them;  I long to seek you from a far, as I seek you I am far but, now my eyes truly see no more deceit . It is exquisite once mind lets me be me. “

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

Wanderlust The Moments

Dreaming about places far away and, having trouble staying in the moment? Day dreaming can be nice but, it also, takes us out of our reality just like the virtual reality games… Fun however, staying in the moment is much more exciting then we think. I take advantage of smells, colors, and animals I see throughout my day. Even taking a walk is a privilege, I am thrilled to have two legs that help me to walk, to arms that can change my music, two ears to listen to my music, two eyes to enjoy

the wonders of our beautiful earth, a nose to breath in the air and, a mouth to taste the fresh air. Recently I have been posting about wanderlusting simple things like splashing my feet in a puddle and, seeing my friends. We often think what if my life was like this, we almost never think my life is amazing and, there is so much to be grateful for. Instead we dwell on the past an, long for adventures of our future instead of enjoying the present moment. When you hear “Live In The Moment,” it has become almost impossible because we have too much chatter from the mind and, others telling us there opinion, what they think, your life being decided for you. Walking like a zombie in life does not

benefit anyone especially, yourself. I have learned a few things from actually being out of college so which I already knew and, new and, exciting ways of living I should cherish; Life is what you make of it, you are never stuck there is always a way to make your dreams possible, nothing gets done in one day, stressing out does

nothing, listening is the key to be a good friend, enjoy the wander in your backyard, if you don’t like your life change it, everyone is the same and, no one should be intimidating to you, elderly people may

have more life experience but, it doesn’t mean they can’t learn from you nor, are they always right, forming less opinions about others is the best opinion you could have, wake up to something you love listening to, never let anyone get in the way of having an amazing

day everyday, expectations are over rated, adults such as ourselves are just children grown up and, meant to take life more serious but, you don’t always have to, enjoy a deep breath of air, walk as if it is

your last walk, be present and, stay in the moment, schedule yourself but, don’t over do it a day without a plan may be your best day ever, money will come and go love doesn’t, embrace others, have conversations that matter and, aren’t surface level, don’t hold onto anything negative instead, embrace it talk it out and throw it out its not important, start everyday fresh, and the most important be you, you are amazing and, people won’t get to know the real you if you try to make yourself something you’re not. My tip is

have to a great support system of friends who you love, encourage, build you up, don’t take them for granted. If you don’t have supportive friends who have deeper thoughts then the next trendy item I suggest finding out more about that person and, turn your acquaintance into a friend. This year my word is determined which is defiantly a perfect word especially when it comes to working; I have two ebooks I’m working on, Amazon book selling,

YouTube, with a new channel foreverseekingwanderlust, Blogging, pet sitting and, hopefully an etsy shop will lotions to debut sometime late October-November.. I have been extremely busy! But, with all of that I still want to learn on a free site called futurelearn.com, and study to get my permit then, license. With all of these accomplishments and, goals I have still managed to stay in the moment, see friends and, am trying to fit in cleaning haha. You are all bus as well and, I thank you so much for taking the time out of your schedule to read about my learning curve and, staying in the moment. Next year my word is going to be embrace which comes as a bit of a struggle to me at times and, even now I am encouraging myself to embrace others. I have one more tip and, then I want to close with a challenge I have for you all. I know not everyone is religious and, it is not something I have talked about openly on my blog I believe in God and, find that having a

conversation with God almost everyday helps my day to go by smoother. I do chat and ask why this or that happened and, sometimes I get a sign and, most of the time I don’t. But, I believe that faith helps me to carry through the day. This year I was so blessed to be able to spend a week as a chaperone helping the youth but, also, helping those in the Tennessee area. I got to work on a women’s home and, I had a long chat with her one of the days we were working just about family and, farms. The last day we were all set up for a picture and, she asked where the little red headed girl was from the other day we all assumed it was another girl one of our youth that she was talking about when suddenly I realized she meant me. Mind you I was kind of dressed like a boy that day in basketball shorts, a t-shirt and, a batman baseball cap. As I acknowledge I was there I couldn’t help but, giggle in my head thinking I won’t describe myself as a little redhead girl but, I was so humbled that she had remember me and, the conversation we had. I will never forget our little special bond, hugging her and, her saying you are leaving. We of course had to leave it was our last day on the project, the team leader said to her you will have another group helping you in two weeks and, I’ll never forget her words, “I don’t want

another group, I want this group.” In the beginning of the week she was a little bit timid, weary of us and, by the middle of the week she came outside to work with us by the end of the week I had a memory that would last a lifetime. You may not all be religious but, I hope sometime in your lifetime that you are present and, aware enough to experience the same kindness and, connection that I did. So, I challenge you to volunteer anywhere over the next year, write down words that you need to conquer in your life, get off your devices and, live.

 

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

 

 

 

One Of My Favorite Songs For The Last Three Years Or So:

Forever Seeking Wanderlust

Ciao loves,

My new YouTube Channel is here, forever seeking wanderlust. Forever seeking wanderlust is a channel that will provide ethical fashion and, travel videos. I know there will be questions on why I decided to start a new YouTube Channel when I already have allie vLuv that I am still trying to grow. I still love my channel allie vLuv, no pun intended but, I also, have grown as a person and, some of my perspectives/ views have become stronger. With a longing to travel and a desire to join the ethical movement forever seeking wanderlust was kind of a no brainier. With a blog post series already called, forever seeking wanderlust and, an opening for the name on YouTube & Instagram it had to be fate! So, from now on all ethical/travel videos will be found on my new channel forever seeking wanderlust. That means my capsule wardrobe planning process and, finally getting my fall capsule wardrobe will be featured on forever seeking wanderlust and, of course on here, my blog. I think you all will really enjoy this new channel and, what it has to offer!! I know I am pumped and, trying to figure out how I want to edit the videos and, what videos I want to film on this channel. It is such a particular niche that I want to keep it that way. All of my other videos will be put onto allie vLuv which is board and, I love it that way. Until you all jump over to subscribe to forever seeking wanderlust I will post all my videos on allie vLuv as well so, you don’t miss out. Eventually though, forever seeking wanderlust will have it’s own platform and, no longer be featured on allie vLuv because they are two different channels. I am trying to decide if my travel videos are going to be vlogs or not because I have quite a few trips coming up business wise & as a chaperon! As you all know, I am also, saying for lovely Italia! My new video is about ethical fashion and, breaking news within the ethical fashion industry. I play my role as a news caster which is actually kind of funny and, also, touches on some serious topics. I think this will be either weekly or bi-weekly which is so much fun! It also, spreads the ethical fashion message. Here is the video enjoy and, please subscribe it would be most appreciated!

How To Manifest What You Want In Life

Manifestation: clear of obvious to the eye or mind

display or show (quality or feeling) by one’s acts or appearance

Yesterday, I made my manifestation list and put it out to the universe where I want to be in life. I made my list pretty specific and, had lots of positive energy while creating the list. Sending light and positive energy toward this with a reminder that you want these to be peaceful transitions. Keeping a positive outlook on life defiantly helps the universe to receive what you want to manifest in life. As I said in yesterday’s days post ask and you shall receive. You are in charge of your destiny so, do something about and, create a positive surrounding. Any negativity get rid of it, it is only you dragging you done from where you want to be in life. This goes for the way that you are holding yourself as well. Channel positivity and light and, you will start to receive it from others around you. I will post some music and, YouTubers to follow to start fueling yourself with positvity! Tomorrow I will talk about my Morning Routine and, how I make sure it is packed with an abundance of light and, motivation. Wednesday will be the topic of the lymphatic system and, how I never realized how important it is.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

Instagrammers:

@lonijane  Her ebook is life changing http://feelthelean.com/ her ebook is in Australian dollars so, it is actually a lot cheaper in USD

@ellenfisher Has a great YouTube Channel that focuses on being raw vegan and a natural mom. Her YouTube, Insta, and ebookhttp://mangoislandmamma.com/  are inspiring and, very helpful. If you are an expecting mom/dad, a parent, or just want to learn about the raw/vegan lifestyle this is perfect. It is also, super uplifting to watch her video in the morning they really eminent positivity!

@itsallwaysbeautiful Has an amazing YouTube Channel where she talks about the struggles of life and, transitioning into the Maui life. Her YouTube Channel is extremely heartfelt and, she really thinks about her daughter Kaia when it comes to the YouTube community. Loving Kaia was Sara’s YouTube Channel name until recently and, I linked the video for why she changed the name to Its All Ways Beautiful. I can not wait for her ebook to be complete about there move to Maui. I just read on her website she wrote, published etc. a children’s book about her daughter Kaia. What an amazing life journey Sara is having! http://itsallwaysbeautiful.com/

@rawnourishment A truly enlightening channel as you watch Mel struggle on her journey and, finally receive what she manifested. Mel, is a vegan and is a great breath of fresh air to the vegan community. Her videos are extremely heartfelt and, all about the positivity and, manifestations. Her journey has inspired my life journey. My YouTube Channel was actually feature in an intro to one of her videos! https://www.facebook.com/RawNourishment

@mantrasandmangoes Mary is such a jet setter with all her travels as a vegan. She is currently living in Thialand with her boyfriend Bo. They just finished traveling for quite a few months and, her vlogs were absolutely amazing. The journey to many destinations has its up and downs and, Mary shares it all with us. You’ll defiantly want to check all her travel vlogs they are well worth it and, will help you on your journey toward light & positvity. http://www.mantrasandmangos.com/

Positive & enlightening YouTubers:

Mel From- Raw Nourishment

Mary From- Mantras and Mangoes

It’s All Ways Beautiful

Ellen From- Mango Island Mamma

 

 

 

 

 

Saras’s Book:

Wanderlust: Summer Palnning|Life Goals|Working Goals

Hello Loves,

This is going to prove to be an exciting summer with the prospect of growing all of my businesses and, a bit of traveling. Ahh, the thrill of the unknown and, new places to venture. Today, is a working/planning day for me as I need to increase my sales on Poshmark & Amazon. Along with those business goals I am also, trying to increase my views for my YouTube channel and of course my blog. With my new goals I am a little jumbled with how to get this all accomplished and, of course, intertwine my healthy life & helping the planet goals. Will all this on my mind, I have found I have become more exhausted and, have learned to listen to my body. One of the main reasons I am “trying” to work from home is because I do not have the energy for a normal 9 to 5 job. Some days I am thoroughly exhausted and I need a mid-day nap or a quick break. I am strategizing not only accomplishing my work goals but, taking my life & health goals into consideration. I would say most of the time we do not take care of ourselves and, it leads to health problems later on in life. I want to take care of myself now instead of 30 years down the road when I have worked myself down along with my health. Healing myself from the inside out is my main goal for my life right now. I follow many Vegan YouTubers and, when I wake up in the morning I look forward to watching their videos. Mel, from Raw Nourishment always seems to have the perfect video for what I need to hear that day. Her recent video about making a list and manifesting what you want in your life was just right. Although, her video was about her vegan boyfriend, that is not a high priority on my list this year because I am learning to heal my body, grow my businesses, and love the person I am. Each day I have grown to learn more about myself or my body and, it is fascinating. I no longer worry about what people think of me I am just myself and, I Love it. It is hard to express the change in the way I am because it is not  a physical change but, more of a self accepting change. I feel I have always been myself but, I feel I have actually embraced it. I am more determined and focused to accomplish my goals and aspirations. I am self aware and aware of the disturbance we are putting our planet through. Recently, I have talked about ethical clothing and moving my Poshmark closet into an ethical clothing closet and, possibly my own boutique. Growing my businesses helps me to grow as a person and move forward in my life. In the next two years I would like to get my own place and, travel. To be able to travel & get my own place I need to work ten times harder and longer to accomplish that. I think that everything that I need to get done I will and, my life will fold out when I least expect it to. Let me know how you are feeling and, if you have become enlightened within yourself. Thank you for taking the time to read and, if you enjoyed it please share it would mean a great deal to me.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

Does Something Have To Suffer

Hello Loves,

Today I was posting my my facebok group ” The Entrepreneur Life” and, I wrote that I was filming and editing for YouTube, revamping Poshmark closet, and excited for our first large book sale of the season this weekend. I noticed that I left out the blog and, how it was doing. With all this our dog being sick, and helping grandma my time has been semi limited lately. Yesterday I had my schedule planned out for filming etc. but, I had to go to the doctor with my grandma which meant I didn’t get back until close to 5 p.m. Hmmm… a little hard to maintain a schedule when it gets interrupted. Ironically today, I filmed a bit of a video for My Intent series going on my channel in April. the ironic part was that it was how I keep myself motivated throughout the day to create my intent. Its funny because yesterday what I intended to do couldn’t get done. It lead me to the questions “does something have to suffer?” or “can we do it all.” It is an extremely loaded question that is hard to answer. On one hand if you expect to get ten things accomplished during the day and you only get half done does that mean that the rest have suffered because something got in your way? Well, that may be the case and, I know it is a bit true for me but, I intend to grow my businesses so, they have become a great priority. What trumps my business is family and when they need help I drop anything to help them. Does the business aspect suffer, I would say a bit but, with technology it helps us to keep on track. Going back to facebook I realized that I have been neglecting my blog a bit. I intend to write many post but, there are only so many hours in the day. And, our internet has been crazy! We are getting it looked at tomorrow and, hopefully they will fix it once and for all. My intention is to put a good amount of energy and, thought into the blog to create posts for you all. I want to get back into fashion posts and, environmental posts that are fashion related. As a fashion merchandising graduate I want to strive to help the industry become vegan, ethical, and environmentally friendly. Unfortunately we are killing our home “Earth,” and I’d like to create awareness. So, my answer is we can do it all maybe just not all at once.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

Society Is Holding Us Back People Who Are Breaking The Mold

Recently I have been watching YouTube Channels instead of regular T.V. Most pre-teens to thirty year olds are watching Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube much more than they are watching Cable Television. I think the number one reason is because it is convenient. Most of us use have smart phones/Tablets where we can watch shows or YouTubers during classes, or on your way home from work if you take the bus or the ferry. It is easy to throw on a pair of headphones and tune the rest of the people out until class starts or you are back from work. Why do we watch these shows/channels; are we bored, want to tune out, enjoy the characters, or want to live their lives. Anyway it is a way to escape and turn your brain off for a little bit. Now we have so many choices that we have control over what we watch. Lately I have been watching some more positive and enlightening YouTube Channels. This week it has be been the YouTube Channel Sailing La Vagabonde. I get to watch Riley and, Elayna with minimal sailing experience sail all around the world. I journey with them on La Vagabonde and go through the ups and downs with them. It is so interested to see all the spots that end up in where almost no ones heard of or the mistakes they make and, learn from on the boat. They have been sailing for awhile and, it has been a year seen they started their sailing videos on YouTube. I am currently on episode 14 and, I’m going to be sad when it ends. I do hope that they continue to upload to their channel because I enjoy watching their adventures. They do fish a lot so, if you are vegan just a disclaimer, I obviously have my reasons for not eating animals including fish but, it is not going to stop me from watching their journey. I hope you all check out their channel the link will be below.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

La Vagabonde’s YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZdQjaSoLjIzFnWsDQOv4ww/featured

Forever Seeking Wanderlust

I jotted down some words I wish to share with you all… I haven’t figured out if they are meant for a poem or lyrics to a song. I hope they add value to your wanderlust.

” Music spoke, we didn’t listen.

Thoughts spread, wanted no part.

Time speed, never leaving start.

Lapse In Taste,

Now

Music spoke, we listened.

Mind clogged no more, the fog was lifted, thoughts embraced, shouting out now run the course.

Emotions filled the moment and the body bounced, breath quickened, now stricken by realities cold face.

Hate, greed, fogginess no longer the case.

Instead, freedom of thoughts racing to the pace of your beating tongue.

Sweat drips off your palms working toward what you seek. The wanderlust that was never meant to be seen.”

Sincerely,

forever seeking wanderlust