Maui

About 2 months ago, I traveled back home to Maui and played “tourist.” Here’s some photos from that trip.

First hug after being away for 2 years!

Paia is one of my favorite places on Maui. I love all the little shops and the small town vibe. It makes me happy!

Sometimes, the best way to see a place is from above. Helicopter tours in Hawaii are always amazing because you realize just how lush and beautiful the islands really are.

Even rainy days in Hawaii are beautiful. They’re my favorite type of days here.

My parents got married in this church!

Lahaina is another one of my favorite towns on Maui, because of its oceanfront shops and restaurants that are built over the water. It’s such a unique place, and I miss it every time I’m not home.

This is traditional Hawaiian food (my favorite type of food!)

My brother and sister are my world. I’m so lucky to have them!

Walking around Lahaina, the harbor, and having lunch at one of my favorite places: Bubba Gumps!

Another thing I never get tired of is visiting the aquarium. I’m not sure what it is, but even though I’ve gone to this aquarium 100 times, there’s something about it that makes me feel happy and at home.

I will never, ever get over how beautiful Hawaii sunsets are. Sure, the sun sets everywhere in the world, but there’s something different and special about when the sun goes down over my little island. It’s so unlike anything else I’ve ever seen, and I love it.

Maui

Home

You’re probably wondering where I’ve been. The last you heard from me, I was going on vacation to Hawaii to visit my family – that was a month ago. Since then, I’ve been silent on social media, here on this blog, and I haven’t been on my phone much either. 

I’ve got an explanation, but to keep it short: I’m back home in Hawaii for good.

You’re probably thinking: What about Canada? Your life? Boyfriend? Cat? Everything?

The funny thing is, sometimes life doesn’t work the way you think it will. Things change. People change. And before you know it, nothing is the same. 

It’s pretty wild how much everything can change in the matter of a few days. But it’s somewhat comforting as well, to know that no matter what, you’re never stuck in a situation, you aren’t necessarily tied down to a specific place, job, person, or life. And if you aren’t happy with your current place in life, you have all the power to change it.

So here I am, sitting at my desk in Hawaii. Here I am, writing this in the middle of the night because for the life of me, I can’t shake this time difference. Here I am, working on crafting my new life.

I’m terrified and nervous and overwhelmed, but I’m also excited and grateful to have this opportunity to start fresh in a new place with my family to lean on.

As always, thank you for sticking with me through all the craziness and changes and ups and downs and twists and turns. I’m grateful to have you as my little support group, you make everything easier and much more fun.

Cheers to changes in life!

Home