The butterflies are fluttering, and that old feeling of "what the heck am I doing?" is creeping around. Yes, I've caused complete upheaval in my life, again. I packed up my belongings (and managed to cram them all in my parents house yet again - thanks mom and dad!), said my goodbyes to friends and coworkers in Charlotte, and packed my trusty carry on for my next destination- Hawaii! I'm so excited about going, but feel like I've been talking about it for eternity. But now that my flight leaves in just five days, I feel like time is flying by. I had three weeks in between leaving Charlotte and flying to Hawaii to crash at my parents and get things sorted and I've done a whole lot of...nothing. Well, I have caught up on all the SpongeBob Squarepants cartoons I missed. (there was a marathon on, ok?!)
Back to Hawaii. For those who don't know, I'm headed to Oahu to stay with my friend Dorothy for a while. She's lived there for about 7 months now. Her husband is in the navy, so they are based out there for three years. They have an extra bedroom and invited me out. How could I possibly turn that down? I hope to be there for a while, splitting my time between Dorothy's place and exploring other parts of Hawaii.
I plan on doing every possible tourist thing there is to do while in Hawaii. So expect lots of pictures of me doing the Hula dance, and wearing those crazy Hawaiian print shirts while wearing a camera around my neck. Well, you get the idea. As excited as I am about Hawaii, I'm just the teensiet bit anxious about what I'll do or where I'll live when I get back. (if I come back that is!) But, never one to worry about the details, I'll think about all that later. For now, I'm ready to hit the beach and check out some surfers.