winding down …

Our summer vacation in Hawai'i is coming to an end.  We fly out tomorrow afternoon.  Coming "home" to Hawai'i is weird in that I'm here for so long (about 6 weeks this time) that it feels like I'm living here, yet, Hawai'i isn't really my home anymore.  It was a great place to grow up and I certainly want to move back here sometime in the future, but I've also come to love my life in Los Angeles a great deal.  After some long discussions, S/O and I have decided that we're going to see if we can find a two bedroom condo that we might be able to purchase in Honolulu proper (the town house that we currently have is actually in the suburb of Kaneohe–about 20 minutes outside of Honolulu).  Most of my friends, most of my family, and most of the things that I want to see and do when I'm in Hawai'i are in Honolulu itself, and since moving to L.A. seven years ago, Honolulu's traffic has worstened exponentially.  Folks, it is BAD!!!  In order to be able to afford a new place, we're going to have to rent out the Kaneohe townhouse at full rent so that it'll cover its own costs.  That in itself is a little sad in that it truly is a BEAUTIFUL place with one of the most spectacular views I've seen anywhere in the world.  I guess, though, that when we decide to make the move back to Hawai'i in the future, we'll have the option of moving back to the townhouse or to the condo … It's all good … It's all a blessing … It's just that being that I am a "nester" envisioning and dealing with change (even wonderful and good change) can be difficult for me … I'm ready to go home, but I'm also sad to see my time in Hawai'i coming to an end as well.  It is a weird feeling that I get every time that I leave …

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2 thoughts on “winding down …

  1. I'm with you on the nesting thing – I really dislike change even if it's good change. I get used to it but I'd rather be in one spot. I've lived in this house for 17 years now! I probably should have moved long ago but it's become home and I can't seem to leave.
    It is so sad to have to leave Hawaii! I know you're ready to be home but it's always sad when summer vacation comes to an end.

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