02.14.2013 75 °F
What a fabulous Thursday it was. I started out with light farm work then one of the WWOOFers and I got dropped off to explore. It was fabulous because we were able to see so much in that little amount of time. Hawaii is kind of like that: very interesting and easy to get lost in its possibilities. We enjoyed Halona Blowhole and Halona Cove.
We also checked out Sandy Beach, which is Barack Obama's favorite bodysurfing beach. Sandy's has the highest rate of neck and back injuries because the waves break very hard and fast right on the shore. People also skimboard there:
Two WWOOFers and I headed into Honolulu that evening to support a great cause (One Billion Rising) by learning a choreographed dance then performing it outside for passersby. Once our feet were sore from dancing barefoot in the parking lot, we headed to Downbeat Diner in Chinatown to share a hot fudge brownie sundae! It was on our way to that little diner that I felt as I never have before...I felt more alive than ever in my whole life, like I was reborn. It all just clicked - I had a dream and I busted my hump to make it a reality; I stepped out of my limited comfort zone to live in a brand new place, learn all kinds of new things each day while supporting local agriculture, and meet such interesting people. Here's a pic of that exact moment
One of the most common responses I got when I told people of my big life change was "Oh my gosh, I wish I had the courage to do something like that!" My response was "I know, I'm stoked!!" but what I really wanted to ask was "What stops you?" Dreams make life rich and achieving them is to live. I feel like so many people, myself previously included, don't live life to the fullest. I never knew what that actually meant until I started this new chapter in my life and now I feel a constant natural high. I am blissfully, insanely happy and I hope everyone can experience this same feeling once in their lifetime. Trust me when I say it's magical.
The feeling I tried my best to describe above is worth any risk or uncertainty I encounter. A goal of mine while on this journey is to lose my fear of the unknown. When preparing for my journey to begin in Hawaii, I did minimal planning (for a Virgo!) and left plenty of aspects unknown. I thought I'd have a hard time with this because I typically plan every single detail and prepare for anything. But I haven't had any issues with the unknowns because I am so caught up in actually living (based on my definition above). I've discovered that when you're doing what you want to do and enjoying all life has to offer, there is little room for fear because every experience has such vast meaning and fulfillment attached to it. Don't hold back. Make your dreams come true and ride the high for as long as you can.
On February 14th, 2013, I knew without a shadow of doubt that this is where I'm meant to be and I couldn't be happier. This really is my life...thank you, Universe!