It’s been a long time since I last posted on this blog. My excuse? I quit my job, gave away most of my belongings, and moved to Hawaii with my boyfriend who I have only been dating a few months. This is not typical behavior for me, folks! I usually am the type of person to over analyze and play it safe by not making drastic changes in my life for fear of regretful consequences.
Last winter I felt I was in a rut. I did not really enjoy my job which I had gone to school for many years to achieve. I went through many terrible and embarrassing online dates with pretentious Portland dudes. I craved change for the better and sunshine to replace the Pacific Northwest’s dreary climate. With only myself and my cat to look after and my 30th birthday approaching next year, I made the decision to make my life what I always wanted it to be. I wanted to move to Hawaii.
I had never been to Hawaii, but some places have reputations that precede them. Hawaii is no exception. I booked a flight for myself for a 3 day weekend to Honolulu with my tax return. I didn’t have much PTO to use at the time, but I could not wait. I also could not wait to make plans to go with anyone else. I knew I had to see Hawaii ASAP so I could try to find a place to live and work. I fell in love with Hawaii instantly.
It was this past spring that I started hanging out with my boyfriend. By total coincidence he shared my dream of living in Hawaii as well. He applied for a transfer with his job to Honolulu and got it. I decided to go with him and we made the great step of deciding to live together. In late August we moved to Hawaii.
I have spent the last couple months getting our house together, getting myself a job, exploring Oahu, and visiting Minnesota to be the maid of honor in my sister’s wedding. The job hunt has been a bit slow, but I will be starting my new job as a dietitian after Thanksgiving! My boyfriend and I are very happy; my cat also seems content with the move. I rarely make important, life-changing, decisions on impulse, but I am so happy that I did!