I grew up in NYC, went to Colorado for my graduate degree, and lived there for 26 years. For 5 1/2 years, I traveled back & forth between Boulder and Kaua`i before making Kaua`i my full-time residence a decade ago.
For those of you who have never been here, it is a magnificent tropical paradise – one of the most beautiful spots on earth. Here I’m treated to sunshine, blue skies, the lull of the ocean waves, magical rainbows, waterfalls, and lush, majestic hillsides. As I said, I am blessed.
However, living the island life is different – remote and far from family & friends who I hold near and dear. With that in mind, the time has come for me to leave Kaua`i and return to the mainland.
Today as I post this blog, I’m heading to the airport. I am trading this magnificent tropical paradise for a paradise of another kind. I’ll be returning to the Rocky Mountains – to beautiful Boulder, CO where The Write Direction was born (in 1989).
While I will miss my proximity to the spiritual pull of the ocean and inspiration it provides, Boulder – like Kaua`i – offers clear blue skies, sunshine and mountains (although snow-capped). I won’t say goodbye to Kaua`i, just “a hui hou” (i.e. “until we meet again”). And, you may still hear me answer the phone with “Aloha!” as it often brings a smile to one’s face.
I hope you feel fortunate to live wherever you are because as Dorothy said, “there’s no place like home.”
Have you made a big move transitioning from one home to another OR one career to another? Please share your experience in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you.
Thanks and have a great day!
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