I recently spent a week in Hawaii. It was amazing and eye opening. I realized some really cool things.
1) I realized I actually really like my life.
All the stuff that annoyed me at home also annoyed me in HI. I don’t like rude people, thoughtless people, or people who are totally unaware of their surroundings. I haven’t quite figured out what this mirrors in me. But I’m working on it.
2) I realized the simple things make me the happiest.
The shops and manicured beaches were fun, but when we rented a car and found a beach with beach glass and shells, I was in heaven.
3) It doesn’t matter where you are as long as you love who you are with, including you.
4) Money isn’t everything.
I’ve been so focused on finding a job that pays more, than I’ve overlooked what my job offers. Lots of freedom and security. This means I can make money to pay my bills, but focus on what I want to be when I grow up. And my coworkers… they will support me in my endeavors. That’s rare.
So in short, a week in paradise living WAY above my normal means showed me that more isn’t better. That what I have is amazing, and that I just need to focus on doing what I love, the rest will fall in line.