It is easy to miss the beaches, the rainbows, and the clear blue skies, but there is more to life here than that. The friends I have made, and the kindness of all people here, I will always remember, especially when some stockbroker nearly pushes me into the street on a rainy Thursday morning so he can get to his office three seconds earlier.
The next few weeks will feature chaos, in the form of visitors and life-changing events.
Erin will be graduating from medical school, and officially starting her life as an MD. I will be finishing graduate school, ready to begin life in New York as an ESL teacher. Both of our families are coming to Oahu for the graduation ceremonies, which will be an adventure in and off itself. And then, just a few days later, the big move back to the mainland. Hawaii will just be a memory. A fond memory.
This picture was taken at Magic Island on Oahu. It was the first time Erin and I went to a Hawaiian Style BBQ. We had been in Hawaii for 1 week. She had just started Med School and we had moved into our apartment in Waikiki. Four years have passed since then. A lot of things have changed in our life. Some have stayed the same.
We are off to our next adventure.