colouring in

i’m sitting by the pool, sweating. a lot. i should just jump in but i have other things i need to do. see, i found out yesterday that my role here is to be the social networker for the family business: a tourism/accommodation company based in lahaina, maui.

works for me. 

i feel a little more settled now, knowing what i am doing. i haven’t got anything off the ground yet, but i am in the process of reading books and researching sites to get me better prepared. this should be fun.

my papaw has nearly turned to liquid. my attire has changed from track pants and hoodies to bikinis and banana boat. i’m trying to get some colour. yesterday on the beach, a man walked past me, smiled and said in a thick french accent, “be careful, or you’ll burn!” to which i replied with an embarrassed laugh, “er, it’s okay, i’m wearing sunblock.” he chuckled as he walked off. i really need some colour. so i’m working on it. slowly, but surely.

people here think i’m from england. i don’t really mind, though. they can think what they like. everyone is laid back, slow moving. the days don’t fly by, they kind of just coast along. i want to be productive here. learn something new, but i’m so happy to just relax, write, read. talk to people. it’s a life everyone needs to experience somehow. among locals.

so, as my sunnies slip down my nose and clouds bring a shady relief before the sun takes over again, i’m writing and not thinking about too much. something in me has been yearning for this lifestyle for a while. and for now, i’m content. he was right, maybe it is the me time i deserve. 


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