All tagged hawaii


My mom wasn’t 20, she was 19 I believe. But close enough. This is her and her best friend wanderlusting back in 1967. Or maybe it was 68. Hawaii, in the 60’s. Can you imagine how instagram worthy this was? But forget about instagram. That wasn’t on her radar. Nor was the term wanderlust. Adventure was more like it. Freedom. And she says, looking back, this season of her life was one of her most favorites. I couldn’t agree with her more about my own. And here’s why.


Funerals are sad. Life can be sad. And sometimes there's a time and place to travel to a destination alone with yourself and experience the sadness. And also, the greatness in the sadness.  I also think there’s a myth behind why every mother feels a bit of guilt when she’s away from her kids. It’s not because she’s a mom. Or doesn’t have the right to leave town solo and enjoy the fruits of her labor unattended by toddlers on a plane with a double Starbucks in hand and a good business book on her lap. Or that the children will die a miserable death by consuming too much pizza fed by Dad or cut their knee open while wrestling with their older sister. It’s more in depth than that. It's more complex. But it shouldn’t be. But it is.