Life has been so good on the island. Sometimes I cannot imagine why I ever want to leave. Even with the winter [triple crown] crowd life is arguably 1000 times better than any other place I’ve ever visited.. for the most part. Sitting in contest traffic on Kamehameha Highway is still better than a good day anywhere else. But I am a little biased. It is home after all. I mentioned it before and I will say it again.. I have been doing a whole lot of nothing. And by nothing I mean very little work and a lot more beach time activities. [I want to note that this is not a bragging matter. Although I have been enjoying my vacation from my vacation I still need to start gettin' stuff doooone!] Over the last week I have gone to the Eddie Aikau opening ceremony, lounged on the beach trying to get a decent tan back, spent the weekend in Makaha riding 5 foot waves on the SUPsquatch [an unusually large blow up boogie board that can hold up to 8 riders], caught a little bit of the winter swells, snacked on my favorite local treats, worked on some “photo projects”, watched day two of the Pipe Masters, spent time with good friends, and overall enjoying island life.
Ahh, but I have to be honest with you.. I am home and I have no idea what I am doing next. I am pretty sure I am getting one wrinkle on my forehead as each day passes and the unknown continues to loom. [Note: not to be mistaken by the wrinkles I have been getting from overexposure to the sun.. yikes old lady status.] But I am still trying to enjoy the sun, the warm breeze, and hope everything will work itself out! Fingers crossed. In the meantime.. just getting back to a regular [not on the road] life again. And it feels real nice.
This is home. There’s no other place like it.