Falling In Love with Hawaii (all over again)

Dear Pussycats,

Words cannot how amazing I feel being back home. Maybe it's the surge of vitamin D on my skin, the 20+ new freckles on my face, hugs from those I love dearly, or maybe just my sunshine-baby-powers recharging, but I'm the happiest I've been in awhile. 

It's crazy how they say that you only appreciate your hometown when you move away from it, because it's so totally true. I used to think Hawaii was the "ughhh", full of carbs and limited possibilities, but that's simply not the case.

While I'm not packing my bags and moving back home for good, Hawaii will always be my "happy place." 

The second I got in, I knew I was home when I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in forever, (because in Hawaii, you can't walk 4 square feet without running into your friend from elementary school, your exboyfriend's mom or a teacher you once had for a semester). 

Stepping out of the Honolulu International Airport I felt the soft sweet air whisper, "aloha, girl", the palm trees bowed their heads to me, and all the clouds floated away, leaving me in awe of a perfectly sunny day in paradise and the place I'm lucky enough to call home.  

My days on this mini-vacation have been full of crazy wedding planning and the occasional tears, but the overwhelming happiness that has been radiated from my sea-stars (sisters), friends and family is hopefully going to be enough to recharge me until the next time I'm back.

It's no secret that I'm stressed, tired and a little bit blue or that I've been using this blog as an outlet for all my sad feels, but I think I'm going to actively start making an effort to write about all the things that I love, weekly. I've said it once before, I fall in love every day, might as well tell you about all the things I love!

I used to associate my home with teen angst, feelings of isolation or even failure, but now I ONLY associate it with warm hugs, family, champagne toasts, morning toast and coffee, floating mindlessly in the azure sea and the occasional sunburn.

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