Often times we don’t take enough time to reflect on exciting things going on in our life beyond the moment of excitement itself. We’re thrilled about an accomplishment or event that takes place – yet, we move on so quickly without taking time to savor it or share our joys with others! Do you feel like this is common in your life too? Why is that? Maybe it’s that we live in an world with so much instant gratification, or that we feel like it’s bragging to share our joy with others, or maybe it’s that we get caught up in our busy-ness and forget to stop and savor the joys of the present.
No matter what it is, I believe that good things should be celebrated, held dear and remembered. I am working on sharing more frequently with less guilt and more excitement. Thinking less and feeling more. It makes me extremely happy to hear of others’ accomplishments + to see others succeed so I am going to encourage that environment here.
So tell me –
What is something that you’ve accomplished over these past few months?
Something that makes you smile when you think of it?
Either take a moment to pause + enjoy that feeling, or (if you’re willing) share with me below in the comments!
Something that made me grin from ear to ear in the recent months was my work with Hawaii Magazine. They are one of my favorite publications + these features with them were a huge accomplishment for me. Yet, I never got around to sharing on here. See what I mean? We don’t pause, enjoy, celebrate + share in the joy with others. (In fact, if you’re like me, you did a *happy dance* around your house, screamed sounds of joy to your partner (sorry, Aaron!) and then forgot to let that joy escape the room)
In the spirit of everything I said above, I thought I would take a moment to share in my excitement with you!
In the recent months, I’ve had the honor of being featured by Hawaii Magazine three times + I’m completely blown away! This publication is something I have looked to for inspiration and browsed through for cultural stories + recreational recommendations for years before moving to Hawai’i. And to now have them recognize my work is never something I could have dreamed of!
First, they included my Instagram account in this article among some of the most talented individuals in the islands:
To say that I am super flattered would be an extreme understatement. The magazine shares incredibly inspiring content on the daily and it was awesome to have that blogpost then spur an Instagram takeover. I took over their handle for a few days + shared some of the photos I’ve created since living here, a bit of why I love Hawai’i + some ways to honor the islands when you travel here.
After these fun virtual collaborations they then asked Aaron + I to contribute to their magazine! We wrote a piece including our tips for how to enjoy the islands as a couple! We shared off-the-beaten path options (as I usually do here on the blog!) and some fun, more mainstream ways to enjoy. You can find more of my Hawai’i tips + recommendations here, here + here.
In the article we referenced some of our favorites:
My love for the islands runs deep + it is my greatest joy to pair words with photos to tell a story.
This was such an honor for me and something I will cherish forever! If you read the article, the blogpost or participated in the Instagram takeover I hosted – I hope you enjoyed!
Now, I’ve got my beach bag packed and
I’m off to do some exploring with our guests we have in town!
Feel free to let me know more of what you would like to hear about these beloved islands I call home. . .
Also, many many mahalos for always encouraging, supporting + reading. You are amazing. I want to hear what incredible
dreams you are currently working towards, what accomplishments you have achieved + what’s keeping you going!