Hawaii is Wonderful

I woke up refreshed and invigorated this morning. I’ve been busy the last few days with travelling and exploring the island. So far, we have snorkeled, seen the Place of Refuge, played in the waves, and stood at the Southern Most Point of the United States.

I have met some friendly characters in the little neighborhood that our place is at. We are staying in a rental called “The Mermaid’s Hideaway”, which if you know me, is perfect. It’s got all sorts of mermaid decorations around it. Everyone we have talked with has been friendly and forthcoming with all sorts of tips for how to best enjoy our time on the island.

I have been eating better than I have in months. Nothing but fresh local fruit and produce. Not to mention locally caught fish and sourced pork and beef. My family likes to cook, so we have been mostly eating in every night but by the quality of what we cook, we might as well be at a five star.

I have been able to practice yoga before bed the last couple of nights. With all the swimming that I have been doing, it’s been good to stretch out my shoulders before sleeping. I am thankful that I was able to pack my yoga mat. I had so much room in my luggage that it was no problem fitting it in with plenty of room to spare.

It took me a good few days to be able to let go and relax. The first couple of days were spent just reminding myself that I did not have to get up and go to work that day and not to feel guilty staying up past my bed time or sleeping in. It’s two hours behind here on the Big Island and I have been going to sleep later and later and sleeping in longer and longer. I may have found a balance though.

I could see myself planning a yoga retreat here someday. There’s so much to do here, so much good food, and the vibe here is peaceful. It’s a great place to hit reset. That’s what I have been doing, resetting myself.

Aloha for now,

Clara

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