|Anini Beach, Kauai
ALOHA! So did you figure out where I was? Thank you for your last comments - it was fun to hear from everyone and your thoughts on where I was. Good guesses! My friend Tonya Bates guessed it right - Hawaii. Ahh yes the beautiful Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Maui. Below are some more images I took and wanted to share but before you take a peek there's a few things I learned while I was away...
Do you need balance? Get away for a few days or take a vacation. Our vacation was much needed and just...wonderful. You see like many, I've fallen into the trap of working all day up to the wee hours, often so motivated I'd skip meals just to move ahead with my projects. I am very lucky, I have a wonderful husband and I love what I do, so much so I didn't realize what I was missing... like taking a quiet moment alone and shutting down my thoughts, eating a healthy meal with reasonable bites and not wolfing it down, taking a nice relaxed long walk instead of a quick stressed walk or even going to the gym and reading up on current events... to name a few. With the day to day you're bound to get wrapped up with work and deadlines often missing quality time with yourself and/or your significant other. This vacation was a perfect time for us to reconnect and just have fun together an opportunity to leave work behind even for a moment. Who would have thought I'd eat better and get back into my workout routine while on vacation? Ha...it has taken a vacation for me to realize what is important. Now that I'm back I'm ready to work hard but I'll sure try to keep this Work/Life Balance in check. A difficult task but one I am willing to work hard at – for sure. Are you?
|Waterfall On The Road To Hana, Maui.
|Taro Fields in Kauai.
|Snorkelers in Honalu Bay, Maui
|Playful dolphins on boat ride to the Napali Coast, Kauai.
|Black Sand Beach, Maui.
|My first full rainbow. View outside our balcony.