I hate to admit this, but this is my first time that I have both broken up via the internet, and also with an island.
Not sure which is more disturbing.
I have had a great time living here, met some amazing people, and really felt that I have come full circle on this part of my adventure. I started here with college at UH Hilo in 2004, moved to Oahu to do my Master's Degree in 2008, then back here in 2010. After five years of working at an awesome school with a great group of people, it is time for me, (now us), to move on.
I started my journey here as an idiot 18 year old, and am now moving as an idiot 29 year old. Times change, people do not.
Summery of achievements:
- Grad School
- Lava Flow
- Hospital Trips
- Car Wrecks
- Falling from Cliffs
- Near Drowning
- Dog Ownership
- Lightning Strike
This is only what I can think of while sipping coffee at Starbucks in Safeway.
I am sure there is a lot more.
Needless to say, I am still the same idiot that moved here, just a bit older, a bit wiser, but still just as stupid. Guess you can grow older but still not grow up.
I surfed through Facebook looking for photos that really stood out and summarized my last decade here in Hawaii. If anyone else has some roasting material, feel free to email me and I will add it. No holds barred.