I might have seemed absent for the last few weeks, I got married and just returned from my honeymoon in Hawaii, The Big Island. I wanted to share this fun post of the 10 things I loved while in Hawaii.
- Seeing every sunrise and sunset. – I made a point to watch every sunrise and sunset while in Hawaii, so beautiful.
- Seeing giant Manta Rays. – After a Lu’Au at the Mauna Kea Resort we stopped on the Manta Ray viewing point and saw three giant, I mean HUGE, Manta Rays swimming and feeding. It was like watching a alien creature flying through the water.
- Morning walk on the beach and seeing two turtles. – Just after watching the sunrise we went on a walk along the ocean. While walking we came across two Green Sea Turtles resting on the beach.
- Snorkeling and seeing a turtle. – Snorkeling in the bay just in front of our hotel was amazing, so many fish. But, the best part was coming across a sea turtle feeding on the bottom, just a few feet below me. I was able to watch it for 15 minutes, including it surfacing right next to me to breath and then going back down.
- Oceanside sunset massage. – The resort we stayed at, Fairmont Orchid, offered a couples massage outside only feet from the ocean. We scheduled one just before sunset. How relaxing, a great full body message right on the ocean with only the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore. Do it!
- Black sand beach. – Very different for sure. One of the stops on our 10 hour volcano tour was the Punalu’u Black Sand Beach park. The sand beach is literally jet black. The sand is made from hot volcanic rocks that hit the water and shatter.
- Lava tube. – Another part of the volcano tour is the Thurston Lava Tube. This is a extinct lava tube that you can walk through. During a eruption it used to be filled with flowing lava. Cool!
- Standup paddle boarding. – One afternoon at the resort we took a one hour standup paddle board lesson. Basically you are standing on a long surfboard and using a paddle to move yourself through the water. I thought for sure we would be falling off left and right, but neither of use fell once. It was not nearly as hard as you might think and it was a lot of fun.
- All day oceanside cabana. – Absolute relaxation. Renting a cabana right on the ocean and just spending all day drinking, eating, and watching the ocean… along with a Mongoose that ran right in front of the cabana.
- Ellison Onizuka Space Center. – Surprise find right at the Kona airport. We were delayed a couple hours and found the space center between the two terminals. If you have kids this place would be great, lots of hands on projects perfect for kids. Myself a big fan of NASA and the space shuttle, I also really enjoyed all the memorabilia.
Yesterday my Music Biz Weekly cohost Brian Thompson showed me a link to a article written by Chelsea J. that he came across. I am not sure what to say about this article other than I am humbled to know I had this sort of impact on a person’s life that I have never met. Believe me when I say I just started doing what I believed in and always hoped others would also find value in my articles, but this just makes me smile and feel good inside. Thank you Chelsea J.
Brian Thompson, Chris Guillebeau, as well as Michael Brandvold (another marketing genius), have all become pivotal figures in my life. From the day I began following their blogs, I have gained the confidence and motivation that I once lacked, not just in my music career, but also within my life at home as a mother, daughter, sister, friend, and employee.
I’d like to send a sincere THANK YOU to Brian Thompson, Chris Guillebeau, and Michael Brandvold. You’ve truly opened my eyes!
Read the entire article on Chelsea’s website Twenty-Me.
I am going to be in NW Ontario sitting on a lake fishing for the next week.
If you are interested this is the camp I am at… Ghost Rive Lodges. If you love lake fishing definitely check them out, I have been going here for over 10 years.
See you July 1st!
While flying to Toronto for Canadian Music Week the idea of trust popped into my head. I love flying because that time spent in a plane seat forces me into my own head and I just start thinking.
I realized that flying is a situation where I have to put complete trust into something or someone else. Flying is completely out of my control. I have no say on what happens, I have no control over the plane, I can’t even leave.
I have complete and blind trust in the laws of physics. The laws that keep a airplane in the air at 39,000 feet. There is nothing I can do about that.
I have complete and blind trust in the construction of the plane. It’s ability to work with and against the laws of physics, the design of the plane to withstand the forces placed upon it. There is nothing I can do about that.
I have complete and blind trust in the pilots of the plane. In their training and skill to control this massive man-made object and keep it in the air and return it safely to the ground. I once heard a pilot say that landing a plane is really just a controlled crash. There is nothing I can do about that.
Even on flights where the turbulence is bad I have realized it accomplishes nothing to get scared. Getting scared and worried only makes me feel worse and I can’t do anything to deal with the situation causing the turbulence. Trust. I need to have complete trust that those items discussed above are doing what they are supposed to do.
Next time you fly think about this… you are doing something that forces you to have complete and blind trust. And you know what, the odds are pretty damn good that you will be just fine.
No fireplace allowed today as it is a Spare The Air day so this is the best I can do. Merry Christmas to everyone! Hope you are spending this beautiful day with someone special.
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