Questioning my life choices in Hawaii

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I’ve been here exactly one day, and I get it.

I get why people come to this island and never leave.  I understand the appeal of the sunshine and the clear blue ocean and the fresh fish.  And also, did I mention the perfect 75-degree days and that where I come from, we have had seven feet of snow this winter?

Sitting on the beach today, it was hard not to wonder why this isn’t my everyday life.  Why do I sit in an office instead of a lounge chair, why not trade email for books marked with sunscreen fingerprints? Why didn’t I go to a college somewhere tropical? Why am I not a professional volleyball player (related not to my skill but to the fact that the college women we saw playing today looked like they were having a TON OF FUN!)?

Such is the joy of vacation – forcing you to question the world and your place in it, even if you don’t quit your job (don’t worry guys, I’m not done saving the world – be back next Monday as planned!).  Because really, I loved my New England school and the winter makes me appreciate the sunshine more (or something).

Stay tuned for more deep thoughts and hopefully no sunburns over the next week!

As we say in my family, go if you're going!

As we say in my family, go if you’re going!

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