Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hawaii's my Home?

   Hawaii to me is still not home. Its just so surreal. Thinking that one day our "vacation" will be over and we will be heading back home to snowy Ohio. Going back to the same routine that we had done for that past 5 years together. Wake up, head to work, get off late, quickly make dinner, then sleep and do the same thing the next day.
   I still turn to Mike as we drive through this beautiful place and ask him (being silly) where are we right now? I don't think I will ever stop pointing out that there is a mountain right in front of us, or that I am wearing shorts in November. It just amazes me that we were so lucky to be able to be sent here.
  We have started to talk about the upcoming possibility of things that might change if certain things don't work out. We still would be very thankful to the Marine Corps and feel very fulfilled because of this trip.  The schooling possibility's and the options of our new address is something that is being thought of but there are still so many what if's in the equation.
   Trying to take in this whole island (and other ones too) and feeling like the time is flying bye scares me. I do not want any time here taken for granted. I hear numerous times at work that so many lady's hate it here. I do understand that they miss their family but there are so many people that would trade places with them in a heart beat that would actually enjoy this experience. People spend their life savings on a 2 week trip here...and we live here! I want to shake them but I do understand that this "life" isn't for everyone.
   One of these day's maybe I will wake up and realize that it is not a dream and that I actually live in the 808 area code but as of now I will continue to try to rush and do as much as I can because it might be over at any day.


  1. I feel the same way. We are so blessed to have been sent here. I love it here and cringe when I hear people say they hate "living on this rock". *sigh*

    Since my mother passed away 3yrs ago, I don't have any ties to the mainland. I can see us retiring here and being very happy for the remainder of our lives.

    With 23 yrs already in the Navy, it is a very real possibility ... and one we talk seriously about at least once a week.

    Glad to see you are enjoying the moment because none of us knows what tomorrow holds.

    Geeze ... what along comment, huh? :/

  2. *a long comment (My OCD wouldn't just let it be)

  3. Love that puppy pic! I can't even imagine what it must be like to LIVE in Hawaii. Maybe one day the Navy will send us there, too :)

  4. Keep that positive attitude! It is pretty cool to be living in Hawaii. I love to read about all the places you visit. It looks like a great duty station!

  5. You are so blessed to have this experience! I felt the same way when we lived in AK. It's strange to wake up to picture perfect postcard views every single morning. Enjoy while you can! :)

  6. I know what you mean. I know we will likely only be here another year, and I have so much I want to do! You're right, people only dream about coming here and we get to live here! It makes me feel guilty when I just want to stay in and watch a movie.
    Have you all found some good, easier, dog-friendly hikes? I just wrote about the one I just went on, but she's older so I don't want to completely kill her with a strenuous hike.

  7. My thoughts exactly. I have "I LOVE HAWAII" days and "I HATE HAWAII" days. I constantly catch myself marveling at the beauty of this island and the culture.