“I got the notion that life in Hawaii was one, long sweet song” (And 100 Days of Kindness, Day 64)

I don’t think I’ve ever talked about my life in Hawaii here before… I was just doing some Monday night Facebook creeping and saw my friend Amanda and Joe’s honeymoon pictures from Hawaii (looked amazing!) and then went back to my pictures from Hawaii because it made me miss it so much.

Hawaii is an amazing, magical place. ‘Paradise’ really is the perfect way to describe it. Somehow, my best friend from growing up – Mary and my good friend from Merrimack – Jen, finagled a way to ‘study abroad’ in Hawaii for a semester in college. I literally still can’t believe we all convinced our parents to let us go. Genius!

We had the best time ever living in Waikiki, going to school in Honolulu, learning to surf, hiking, visiting beautiful waterfalls, spending time on the beach every day and ‘weekending’ in Maui (well one weekend, but ‘weekending in Maui’ just sounds so much better). I even met one of my most favorite people in the world, Jack Johnson which truly was a dream come true. It was one of the most memorable times in my life and I will never forget it. I haven’t been back since, but really look forward to the next time I can visit. :)

A few highlights:


Just beautiful

Heather came to visit!


The Dole Plantation

Hanauma Bay snorkeling adventure



Freezing our butts off at the top of Mount Haleakala


Pure relaxation

Kualoa Ranch

Thanks to keeping in touch with a family friend, I found the house my Grammy and Poppa lived in for three years while my grandpa was in the Navy!

One of my favorite places in the world

Pipemasters on the North Shore

Surfer Dude

Big plant

Fab plants

Loved this

I miss the beach!




Jack Johnson!


Oh I miss it!


My kindness today: My friend Jess and I decided to treat our team at work to a Starbucks run in order to start the New Year off right!