Someone pinch me!
Am I dreaming or is this really my life? Second week in Hawaii, one week by the sea in Princeville, Kauai and I am living the dream. It helps the dream to be staying on the most beautiful spot in Kauai, and in the most exquisite house which overlooks the sea. Blue, blue as far as the eyes can see. The white noise of the surf hitting the shore is the most divine and comforting soundtrack.
My days begin with the sunrise and end blissfully with the sunset. Am I really going to bed at nine? I really can't believe when darkness engulfs the island how sleepy I become. But it's all good. As I sleep the soundtrack plays on because there is no pause button, and that is just fine with me.
Vacation time is an excellent time to reconnect with family. Without the stress of the daily life of work, school, and other obligations to distract us the opportunity to have heart to heart conversations presents itself when you least expect it. Nothing like sunny days and long sandy beaches to be able to really acknowledge and appreciate family members, especially when not restricted by time. The biggest decision is what beach are we hanging out on today.
Our island days are without an agenda. When you're far away from your "real life" you become more relaxed, more focused, more aware of your surroundings, the by-product is a more fun you. The kids are loving it, eating pie for breakfast, frolicking in the waves, and generally behaving as though they don't have a care in the world. When that happens, you know you're doing something right. Yesterday they went to the County fair! Sun, surf, and a county fair, what more can you ask for?
We know that the "real world" is out there waiting our return, but for now... the surf and sun are all we know.