Here I am, 24 years young & freshly moved from Maryland to the glorious island of Oahu, Hawaii. I was born in Baltimore & raised in the little town of Columbia, which we call the “Columbubble.” Because it is exactly that – a safe, little bubble. Safe, comfortable & oh so familiar after somewhere around 20 years there. As much as I complained about living there, it is a nice place to live & a great place for families. But there comes a time when change, growth & exploration is necessary. There’s something so deadening about the same thing over & over again. I felt like I was suffocating, being held down & LIMITED. I had to take a leap (apparently a very large leap, across the country & Pacific Ocean) & dive into the world outside of the Bubble.
So here I am in Hawaii, not quite sure why I’m here, yet there is some kind of deep knowing inside saying that this is right. It feels like I have been drawn here for something beyond reason. I felt something similar when I found myself going to Costa Rica 2 years ago to get certified to become a yoga instructor. Out of seemingly nowhere, there was a pull so strong, without knowing why, without it necessarily making sense. But there was an underlying sense of something I was being called to do, in order to experience, evolve & carry out a task.
I’ve gone through every possible human emotion since leaving my home in Maryland, boarding my one-way flight & arriving here. And the ride continues. Ups & downs, highs & lows, confusion & clarity. Some days I think, “What the HELL am I DOING here?? This is insane!” Other days I’m so in sync with the flow & everything that happens seems to point toward me being here for something greater than I can imagine.
Whatever the reason for coming here, I am thoroughly enjoying each & every day so far. I’ve been here a week & a half now, although it feels like longer. Each day is FULL with just simply BEING, taking in the stunning beauty of the ocean & mountains, exploring all of the NEWNESS. This is a journey, an adventure, a ride. I don’t know what’s going to happen! There is a WHOLE lot of UNKNOWN going on in my life right now! What I do know is that this is an important time. Now is the time for growth, expansion, evolution, stepping out of old ways & coming into a fresh, new way of being.
So here it is – this is the start of my journey. This is the start of this website – my blog & my yoga, fitness & health info. I will be recording my experiences & sharing them with you honestly & openly. Here you will find my Aloha Adventures, my yoga, fitness, health, wellness & whatever may come in between.
This is my path. I am leading my own way. Follow along, if you please ;)