This past weekend was exactly what I needed. Random fun. From a familiar face.
My friend Mark was in town from Colorado visiting his parents who come to Maui for five weeks every year. I didn’t know Mark too well before this past weekend but his family (including sister visiting too) basically adopted me the past few days! Mark would come to the workouts I coached at Orangetheory Fitness – Highlands in Denver and he was always awesome to have in class. We stayed in contact via social media and I was pumped when he told me he was in town. A FAMILIAR FACE!!
To be honest I’ve been pretty homesick lately. Holidays were rough and I’ve been really trying to get out there and make friends but it’s just been hard. Starting over and trying to find a new group of core friends is not easy. I’ve never really had to do this. At least I had family and good friends when I moved to Colorado but Hawaii is a whole other ballgame. I have met so many amazing people – don’t get me wrong. I just still miss home and my peoples. Seeing Mark and spending time in a family environment was SO needed. It gave me that little sense of “home” and perked me back up!
I am super excited to know I will be seeing more familiar faces soon too! My college sweetheart friends (Kirsten and Brent) and their new baby land on Maui later this week! SO looking forward to giving them big hugs and meeting their little guy. He is so stinkin cute! Happy their first big trip with him is to our amazing island. Hawaii is a pretty special place for Kirs and I as we were a part of an Intercultural Communication class in college that came here. We spent 17 days island hanging out with local Hawaiians and it was an eye-opening experience. We’ve always bonded because of this experience and happy to both be back to the same place where it all started!
My bestie Emily will also be in town with her man Matt in April. I am SOOOO looking forward to that. Feeling all spoiled getting to see these important people in my life.
Sooo – who is visiting next?!
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