I officially made 1 year in Seattle. July 2016 marks my 1 year, from Honolulu to Washington. It has been 1 year and I must say, a lot, and I mean a lot, can happen in 1 year.
What do I miss most about Hawai’i? Other than my mother; our mom and daughter days out, crusing to the grocery store of Tamura’s, buying the ingredients for her ‘ono (delicious) Kare Kare, window shopping at Pearlridge and Waikele, soaking up the afternoon sun and talking about everything and just anything. Of course there are my sisters I have known since Intermediate school days. Our weekly outings to our favorite Thai restaurant, Souvaly’s, ordering up Pad Thai noodles, Yellow Curry, Papaya Salad, Thai Iced Tea with sticky rice on the side.
1 year in Seattle and I already miss Hawai’i and my family and friends. Of course, that is normal to be homesick and think about the ones I love back home. Now that I am here, off the rock, my first home, sky’s the limit in this ever so green state. So much to do, so many finish lines to cross, and so many more dreams to dream. There are days where I sit back and wish I was sitting on the sands of Sunset Beach, breathing in the fresh salt water. But then I stop and tell myself I am more than lucky to be here.
So many faces to see, so many roads to travel on. There may have been hills I had to climb over, but damn, I climbed over them slowly and surely, I got right back up. I looked over and found more hills, but I’m not stopping there. I remember hearing some say that I shouldn’t be here…but look now…
1 year and many more to go.