During my quiet and scenic drive, it allowed me some thinking time. I truly felt blessed and happy. I felt zen and balanced. That's a rare feeling in this stress filled world. I was happy to have such a supportive family that allows me to do this. Happy to have the opportunity to reach out to people and teach them something new. Happy to just be where I am today. I am so lucky. So lucky to be born, raised, and continue to live here in paradise. The cost of living is so high here. Homes are not as big. But to be able to afford to raise my family here and still make ends meet, is truly a blessing.
The new friends and families I meet are what motivates me to do this. Some people have a fear of speaking to large groups. I enjoy it. PHYSICALLY meeting new people and building new connections are what we lack today. People have conformed to the new tech savvy world and we've lost the human touch, the human connection. When was the last time you called a customer service number and got a human being to answer the phone? Sometimes its hard to get a human being to help you in a grocery store!
Back to Hau'ula: After the class, I decided to continue North and come back down past Schofield Barracks on my way home. There is a lot of road work on the freeways at night and the distance either way is the same. The drive home past Turtle Bay, Waimea Bay, Sharks Cove, Helemano Plantation, and Dole Plantation was relaxing. It was dark, but being on a 2 lane highway without traffic congestion and flowing at a consistent speed was bliss compared to the hellish traffic I deal with on a daily basis. Total miles driven: 70
So this evening, I have the pleasure of meeting with an FRG group on Schofield. I miss being an active duty military wife. What I don't miss are the deployments. :) I look forward to serving my fellow Army Wives tonight. HOOAH!