If you weren’t aware yet…. aloha!
I indeed escaped to Maui for a spell once again, to recharge my batteries while enjoying an epic beach and pool retreat. This round, I will be on Maui, then visiting the much more remote island of Molokai for the first time, which will be exciting!
So complete rest first, then ending the stay with a little new adventure seemed like a good fit for where I currently was at when I left.
I’ve been desiring a complete scenery change to fuel up my senses again. Much like a reset button.
A little soul searching is transpiring during this visit. So I brought along some course material and a journal exercise so I could tap into life, desires and work a little deeper, which I’ll share more about soon.
I’ve just been desiring some changes to the way I inspire others online and am gravitating towards a more personal touch. An addition to the way things are already done, if you will.
The course material still sits though. Week one here turned into gathering my new bearings and saturating into the goodness of a little rest and relaxation.
I’ve noticed this trip that I’m ‘different’. I’ve ‘let go’ much quicker, so I guess the downtime was really required.
Or that may be due to having come here so many times, it simply feels like home and I have no need to rush to all 4 corners of the island to keep busy. This round, my backyard is a tropical plant and tree filled freshly groomed courtyard (that I don’t have to work at for a change) and my forest trails are miles of glorious beach! That is the beauty of an escape that is familiar.
Some asked if I missed my bike… I don’t, because I welcome the different things this place offers so I have my bike to look forward to once I return home. My son and cats are enough draw to get me home, but any added fuel certainly helps!
While I’ve desired downtime, I also enjoy writing. However lately, blogging done right has become intense. Posts loaded with all the right things (videos, affiliate links) are all part of earnings of course however they do take hours (plural) to produce. All good, that’s part of the profession.
However a part of me has always wanted to attempt a briefer way to write…
A good friend of mine HERE does journal writing, which is basically one picture with one thought process which shares his life or work so fluently with hidden teaching gems tucked in the writings. So I may try a few posts like that here and there as the desire strikes. Simple, to the point, and sometimes painfully authentic.
Can you handle a little real life thrown in?
Anyway, this ramble was to share where I was and why it’s been a little quiet on the blog front.
You can stay up to date through my Funky Junk Interiors on Instagram Stories HERE which I generally share clips of the daily stuff!
But if that’s not your thing, no worries… I’m also taking plenty of pictures to dig deeper into the special highlights of this current trip.
I’m hopeful that this trip will provide more than simply rest. I want it to change me, to wipe the slate clean, so I can once again produce from the heart in a super authentic way vs. what has become simply the thing to do on auto pilot.
Any ideas on what you’d like to see different from me? I’m all ears!
Anything you’d like to hear more about in Hawaii itself? Let me know!
In case you weren’t aware, I also enhanced the Hawaii section on my blog HERE… it shares how to choose an island, then what to do once there. I hope to add to the tips from this trip (and … ahem… the last one I never did complete!) too!
Anyway, my friends, my wish for you is to take a little time and get quiet this summer, so you too can tap into your inner heart and reinvent yourself in some small special way. It’s all a part of growth!
And until next time… mahalo!