Sunday, July 27, 2008

First Week in Paradise

Well I got off to good start I had a rental car and hotel through my work for the first 2 nights and I was able to pick up my car from the port on Wednesday. It was a joyful reunion with my baby :)I had an orientation for work on Tuesday and have made some great friends with the other therapists! I then spent the next 2 days frantically looking for an apartment and checking in and out of 2 different hotels with 7 pieces of luggage!! I know fun right? Anyway I finally found a place that I could move into on Saturday. After a nightmare at the bank and having a hold put on my debit card for suspicion of fraudulent activity (guess I should have told them I was moving to Hawaii, but whatever) I was able to put the security deposit down and I moved in yesterday! Woo hoo! Now it is nothing glamorous but it is 413 sq. ft. of MY space in paradise, what more can I ask for?! Here is the link to my building's site the views are almost exactly what I see out my windows everyday! I am on one of the top floors so it is pretty awesome. I haven;t had time to download my own pictures yet but as soon as I do I will post them! Thanks for all of the love and support through calls and texts it is what gets me through the days! LOVE YOU ALL! Mahalo:)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Farewell to the Mainland

So I finally gave in and started a blog. I think it's the easiest way to keep everyone updated on what is going on in my oh so adventurous life, hence the name of the blog (thanks Kath!). Anyway I just want to start out by thanking everyone for all of your love and support, it means so much to me! I miss everyone like crazy and it has only been three days!! As I say goodbye to the mainland there are several things that I also say goodbye to:
1) living for free in my parents basement and having access to a constant supply of Red Vines, Good & Plenty's, and Doritos
2) sleeping in until noon, staying in my pajamas all day, and drifting to sleep on the couch to the sweet voice of Conan O'Brien
3) my boyfriend who was always by my side (or feet)...Todd.
4) my other boyfriends- Kim and Emily ;)
5) endless lingering with friends at any public place we ever went to
6) knowing which sports teams were winning, or even worse losing, without ever actually having to see the game
and last but not least
7) my Elmer's-glue-like, glow in the dark skin! (well cross your fingers for that one)

I hope that everyone reading this will take a break from the mainland as well, at least for a week, and come visit me!! ALOHA!