What began as a dream over many years, as an adventure of a lifetime over two years ago, to where I am today—I’ve come full circle. The view is equally wonderful, my belongings are around me once again…it’s definitely been a “soul’s journey”.
I am finally grounded once again. It feels wonderful to have familiar surroundings, my own possessions, with familiar faces in my life. I set out “seeking the sunny side of the road” not sure if I would return here to this island paradise I can call home. Fortunately it still is my home. Given the places I saw, the countries and cultures I experienced, along with the journey I encountered after returning back to the islands and on the road—I’ve found home once again.
Some people don’t comprehend the desire to seek out the unknown nor, giving up all that one had accumulated over time, but it was the letting go I needed to do so I could redefine my life. I sit now in a sweet little apartment that overlooks the harbor of Honolulu with the Waianae Mountain range in the distance. It’s a far cry from my beautiful home I had created on a hillside that had similar views but I am extremely happy with my new life.
I threw a little housewarming party on Friday night with an intimate gathering of friends that had been there for me during my year in “transition” after returning to Hawaii. It was called a “Pre-Valentine’s Pupu Party” and it turned out just wonderful. I am blessed with treasured friendships, a large ohana (family) that lives on island, and a new career path—that feels perfect at this point in my life. Yes, I am blessed in many ways…
So aloha oe’ my friends near and far! Come see me here sometime, since I’m not in a rush to pack a bag and fly anywhere, anytime soon…but this too shall pass.
A hui ho! =)