Tag Archives: Hawaii

The Leap of Faith that Led to Maine

“Aloha. This is the final boarding call for Flight 51 with non-stop service from JFK to Honolulu.” I stopped walking towards the terminal. My pulse quickened. There was a tug at my heart to return to the familiar. This is … Continue reading

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Insights from my first year in Hawai’i

A lot can change in a year. Certainly, that has been the case for me. A year ago today, I moved to Hawai’i, unsure of how my life would unfold, but trusting that God was guiding me towards my highest … Continue reading

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The Surfboard, the Ocean, and I

For the first time in my life, I attempted to surf. An official Hawai’i resident now, I could no longer resist the beckoning of its waves. Prior to my friend picking me up, I decided to watch beginner surfing instructional … Continue reading

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Thoughts at Thirty-Five

Yesterday, I turned thirty-five. I felt blessed to have shared a special dinner celebration with my ohana here in Hawai’i. My sudden return trip to New York, however, has left me with an aching to be close to my family. … Continue reading

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Life lessons from plants: Growing in a suitable environment

Different plants are best suited for different environments. While many plants have adaptations for surviving harsh conditions, prolonged exposure to less than ideal growing conditions can result in stunted growth or worse, plant death. For example, a mango seed can … Continue reading

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A Day in the Wetlands of Hawaii

I volunteered this morning with the Hawaii Nature Center. We removed small mangroves from an area in the Pearl Harbor National Wildlife Refuge Honouliuli Unit in Ewa.

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The Scenes of Something Good

I love venturing out to the North Shore. Today, I met with a farmer and he graciously showed me around the farm and spoke with me about permaculture and the different variety of crops he grew. The farm had a … Continue reading

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