Hey Strangers! Sorry it's been so long...
Hi Friends! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve been on here. Let me tell you, it has been quite the year!! My husband and I finally celebrated our marriage in April, we did a ton of markets last year in 2022, I landed a new job that requires me to be in CA 3x’s a week (yes, you read that correctly… a LOT of flying back and forth), and we visited my grandma in Japan for the first time in years post-Covid.
Diving in the ocean and jewelry making has been such a healing outlet for me on the weekends. I truly look forward to it now more than ever with how busy work and life has been lately. A ritual I sincerely look forward to every week is some alone time either under water looking for shells, or working in my office on the weekend, making jewelry and listening to crime podcasts. The older I get, the more I appreciate these moments in my life where I can be totally present in whatever I’m doing. During the work week, it’s tough to find those moments to slow down and prevent your head from racing, thinking about all of your ‘To Do’s’.
One of the things I appreciate most about the island is how it forces you to slow down, and gives you perspective in nature. There’s so much more to this life than the grind, the endless ‘to do’s’, the work, etc. and it’s easy to lose sight of that sometimes. For me, it’s honestly a constant battle to try and balance work with not losing sight of the bigger picture in life. Being here at home in Hawaii has helped me gain that perspective a lot easier. I just wanted to pop in to say hi, and to remind you all that life’s too short to worry and work too much. A little reminder to get out and get in those mountains, jump in that ocean, hit the road, whatever. Gain new perspectives and enjoy!