I can honestly say that my trip to Maui has been a life-changing event. It has altered the life I have come back to because this trip has altered how I feel about life and what my priorities are and how I want to continue living from here on in. I realize now, more than ever, how important it is (for me) to be positive, grateful and focused on where I need to be (physically and emotionally). I want to live a long time and I want to live a good life and feel good about where I am and what I am doing. I love life and don’t believe in an after-life so I have to make sure that the rest of my life really counts.
I feel like the sun coming up over Haleakala, at 10,000 feet on our last day on the island, was a reawakening for me. For the first time in a long time, I could see/can see clearly. I feel renewed and reborn and intensely hopeful and excited.
I want to simplify my life — what I own, what I purchase and what I need. I want to concentrate more on travelling and being healthy and happy. As the saying goes (and I am a big fan of sayings), “ I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it; I want to live the width of it as well.” The beauty of life is that every day you wake up to a new day so if you don’t get it right today, you have every tomorrow to try again. Life shouldn’t be about work and pay cheques and stress and deadlines. It should be about new experiences, true friends who come along for the ride and finding what makes you really happy. This is the life I want.
My crazy family, loves of my life.