Today was the first time that I arrived to the boarding gate at the airport with minutes to spare. An overpriced airport cookie and bottle of Hawaiian water as my fuel for the flight as hunger did not exist today. There was a sort of emptiness about going to the airport, as if this wasn’t the right time to go. I was just getting settled, when the reminder of the departing flight became a reality. It was a blessing to see many friends, who I have met during my visits to Hawaii during this trip. It really was comforting to be in the islands.
We all have a place, which is called our ‘home’. We may have more than one home, as many of us have families around the country and throughout the world, and we are blessed to be able to travel between each place. The saying “Home Is Where The Heart Is” is very true, but what happens when you have your heart split into more than one place? My heart is always with my family, no matter what, but it also has a big piece in Hawaii ever since my first encounter with Maui six years ago. Each visit brings me closer to calling Hawaii my permanent home. It is a hard thing to do for many, to pack up, take a chance, and move to the islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is a calling to many, and with determination and willingness to make it all happen, it can become a reality, even for a Canadian like me. Some people would call this crazy, but I call it ideal and a goal that I am going to achieve for early 2014.
This travelling yogi pirate of the seas wants to settle. I want to establish roots and give back to the community, to begin a new story in my book, a future, to be an entrepreneur, to wake up with a huge smile on my face and feel the same throughout the whole day and ending the day with contentment and knowing that I made a difference. To be embraced by the beauty all around, which has one stop and admire the surroundings, really speaks to me. Just imagine a sunset which lights the sky in unbelievable colours and with a rainbow over the West Maui Mountains, a sight which I have been blessed to been part of this week.
There are things we can do, speak of, dream up, and desire, but what do we do with these thoughts? Does it sit up on a shelf to gather dust, or is it an active and alive way of being? I choose to be active.
The time has come to make this reality happen, to jump on the opportunity to give to the Aloha Spirits of the Islands.
Live Aloha. Practice Aloha. Be Aloha.
Hawaii – I am coming back home soon. But first, I have my family to be with because they are my main priority in life and they will always be. My family is my rock, and without a solid foundation, I would not be who I am today.
Mahalo. A Hui Hou!