I recently spent a week in Hawaii for my honeymoon. 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.
My husband and I were discussing how different the trip would have been with out ex’s. I had actually been there with my ex so I knew first hand how different it would be. My first trip to HI, I of course saw the beauty, but not on the scale I saw it this trip.
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.