Thursday, April 30, 2015

My New Journey

It's here, it's here! My new design, little home on the web is finished and ready to debut. The fabulous Noor did a wonderful job in my opinion. What do y'all think?

Saying a lot has happened in the last several months would be an absolute understatement. Not only did I leave my island home to start a new adventure with my girl Lorena in California, but ended up not being able to survive financially. I finally made the decision to move home to the beautiful Natural State of Arkansas. It was the last thing I wanted to do, put up the white flag and come home. I didn't want to live in Arkansas, I wanted to see the world and experience things I've never experienced before. Taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture, this was the best option for me.

I had an amazing time in Hawaii. I learned so much about myself and the life I imagined for myself while spending 4 years on the beautiful islands. It was such a growing experience for me that I will be forever grateful for, and will cherish the memories until the end of my days. If I'm going to be honest, I miss it more than I thought I would. The hikes, the feel of the ocean, the amazing food, the welcoming people. It definitely had it's downs, but going from the island back to the mainland, it was like reverse culture shock for me.

Living in California was rough. I'm not being dramatic about this people, I struggled. I had more hardships than good times and I was basically stressed for the majority of it. I even had a hard time grocery shopping, it was a mess.

Finally I came to the realization that a move home would be in my best interest. I can save money. I can focus on my personal training certification. And I can be with my support system again. Being home with my family has been very healing to me. It was exactly what I needed after enduring months and months of hardships and stress. Now that I've been home for a couple months it has proven to be the best choice I've made in a very long time. Everything has been falling into place perfectly in every aspect of my life (but I'll go into that a little later).

I'm excited to share this new journey with you, there is so much to come!!

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7 comments:

The Jessa Olson Blog said...

I can't wait to see this new journey that you are on.

Kait said...

I can't wait to follow along on this new path you're embarking on! I've missed you! WELCOME BACK :) XO

Andrea H. said...

Glad things are going well in Arkansas! Sometimes we just need to go home to refocus and recharge! Hope things continue to be positive for you there!

V. Nino said...

Love it! It looks great!

Funny, but the way you felt in California is how I've felt here in Hawaii. I truly believe we all need seasons like this in our lives, however. Glad you've managed to turn things around for yourself and that it led you where you are now. Sometimes we just need to "go home", you know? It sounds like you've experienced and learned so much in your early twenties...which, in my old opinion, is a good thing :) Better now than later.

Victoria Martino said...

Congrats on such a big life decision! I see you are working on a personal training certification! I am looking into doing that too :) where are you getting yours? We should connect up and chat! Always glad to have a buddy! My blog is loveyoumeanitciao.com ☺️ My name is Tori - nice to meet you!!

Claire said...

wishing you lots of luck and can't wait to see where this new chapter leads! xx

The Flynnigans said...

Just because you've gone home doesn't mean you'll never go back to Hawaii, hun.
Sometimes you just need a change of scenery to recharge and refocus. I'm sure your future will be bright and full of other adventures.
Loving how clean your blog is. Good job!